Friday, April 5th 2013
Trash rapper Khia has maintained relative relevancy over the years by vocalizing her unfiltered views on chart rivals.
Naturally, then, after a brief period of silence, the 35-year-old is once again shooting from the mouth. Her latest victim? Lil Kim.
Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
She’s the Rap icon with a plethora of Hip Hop classics to her name. However, as recent years have exposed to no end, Lil Kim the business woman and Lil Kim the artist struggle to sustain without Diddy’s guiding hand leading the way.
Indeed, as harsh as this might sound, alterations made to her aesthetic and countless lawsuits placed against her has proved that the Rapper isn’t as sharp as she’d like to think she is.
Now, in what marks an unexpected misstep on her journey to the top, the Grammy winning producer has cut ties with the forthcoming album he was said to be executive producing, a matter of weeks after the ‘How Many Licks’ MC made the announcement.
Wednesday, March 20th 2013
Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past. So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.
Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits. Today, as fans gear up for the release of her Bangladesh driven new album, TGJ shines a new light on Lil Kim‘s debut album ‘Hardcore‘.
Thursday, March 14th 2013
Lil Kim joined The Braxton sisters in NYC last night, joining them as they celebrated the season 3 premiere of their hit reality show, ‘Braxton Family Values’.
Undeniably stunning, the ‘Twisted‘ Rapper hit the spot days after she revealed chart topping producer Bangladesh was to executive produce her forthcoming album, set to mark her latest business venture since taking Rap stunner Tiffany Foxx under wing to launch her career.
More pics from the natural beauty below…
Tuesday, March 12th 2013
‘Take your medication Kimmy…a short vacation Kimmy…you’ll be OK!‘.
Lil Kim may be one of Rap’s greatest offerings, but it’s safe to say recent years have seen the one time pin-up become a shadow of herself, helped in part by her so so business dealings and undeniably unfortunate cosmetic surgery.
Now, after she was snapped looking a little worse for wear in NYC last week, she has taken aim at media mogul Wendy Williams and a member of her fan base, for weighing in on her ‘new look’ on Twitter.
Her meltdown below…
Monday, March 11th 2013
If you’re anything like us, confirmation of a new Lil Kim album would have marked one of the most exciting pieces of news to come this year.
So, you can imagine our excitement when she caught up with DJ Whoo Kid to dish on the forthcoming project and a number of hot topics surrounding her come back.
From her tough upbringing, her plans to reinvent herself to her feelings towards former love rival Faith Evans, the interview also sees her address her problem with ‘Street King‘ genius 50 Cent and the truth behind her departure from Atlantic Records.
The Queen B’s story below!
Saturday, March 9th 2013
Love her or hate, Lil Kim‘s impact on Rap’s elevation to mainstream status is undeniable. However, unlike her heir apparent Nicki Minaj, the pint sized icon found it hard to function as a productive businesswoman without Diddy’s guidance- watching her once lucrative brand regress when it should have moved forward.
Now, in marking yet another legal woe for Kim, she has reportedly filed a lawsuit against her own lawyer this week- one year after it emerged she owed a total of 1 million dollars to the US Government after failing to pay her taxes for over a decade.
Full story below…
Friday, March 8th 2013
She’s the Rap icon with a legacy with rooted in the core of Hip Hop itself. However, despite her long list of successes scored between ’96 and the early noughties,
Lil Kim has seen her brand overshadowed by reports surrounding her aesthetic. More specifically, reports that suggest she has dabbled in cosmetic surgery.
Now, after the above picture of her leaving a promotional appearance two days ago was sent to media outlets across the globe, she has hit out at them with claims that the image has been ‘photo shopped’ to damage her brand.
Full story below…
Thursday, March 7th 2013
If recent events are anything to go by, Lil Kim‘s comeback plans are far more serious than even her own fans could have imagined.
So serious, that in a bid to reignite the fire that once lit her brand, she has shared not one but two new videos today, the first being Tiffany Foxx‘s clip for the single ‘Twisted’.
The second, being the official video for her remix to Rihanna‘s rising smash ‘Pour It Up‘, featuring her boyfriend Mr. Papers.
While the video is a little ‘budget’, we’d be lying if we said weren’t looking forward to the album that will follow it, considering it is to be executive produced by Hip Hop life force Bangladesh.