She may have struggled to maintain her run at the top, but very little can take away from the impact Lil Kim made while there.
Putting her sales aside, Kim‘s unashamed and liberated take on sex and sexuality in music in the face of intense- and at times unfair- criticism no doubt pushed the envelope on what it meant to be a female artist- Rapper or otherwise.
Now, in an interview with ‘The Guardian’, the Grammy winning entertainer has showered love on ‘Pour It Up’ siren Rihanna.
Her words below…
Guardian: Do you think you paved the way for female performers to be more experimental in terms of attitude and image? For example, I can see your influence in people like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.
Kim: “I love Rihanna because I see a lot of Rihanna in me and a lot of me in Rihanna. Miley and I have clicked. She told me that the two artists she’s ever wanted to collaborate with are me and Dolly Parton.”
Do you think Rihanna pulls from Lil Kim?