This month saw Lil Kim celebrated for her contributions to black culture by the city of New York and honoured with a ceremony erected to honour her undeniable impact.
Alas, what should have been a day of love, laughter and celebration has turned into one of concern and confusion after several spectators took to Twitter to condemn her friend Maino for- as far as they see it- trying to steal her shine in the tackiest way.
Maino been thirsty. Eww.
Guys like this make women off rip be thinking they gotta defend themselves at all costs with all guys. pic.twitter.com/LE73kqzMZP
— Cianne? (@FckyehKariUncut) June 14, 2018
Why is no one helping Lil Kim while she’s being HONORED?!?!
— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) June 13, 2018
So he Kanyed her?
Then he pulled a Drake?
THEN he assaulted her?!?!
It just keeps getting worse!!https://t.co/TWVAH1PQE3
— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) June 15, 2018
Anyone who knows even a little bit about Lil Kim knows she’s had some abusive relationships so that Maino shit has me concerned as fuck.
— Helloooo there (@duh_itsflo) June 13, 2018
I don’t know, but this video of Lil Kim and Maino is lowkey disturbing. From his hand on her shoulder, the fact she doesn’t want him to touch her, and him trying to play off talking to her through clinched teeth before whispering something in her ear, is A LOT! pic.twitter.com/3Ggpq0uhol
— T?? (@monielovex) June 13, 2018
Idk what Maino did to Lil Kim before they posed for pics but I find nothing funny about him constantly touching her when she clearly doesn’t want him to.
— Annoying???? (@TwirlinNDippin) June 13, 2018
Lil Kim and Maino used to date years ago. He fucked it up and made music to get back into her good graces. It is weird he is there to support her when she definitely does NOT bang with him.
This behavior in the video is aggressive and unnecessary https://t.co/2nRdTnGsiB
— Allen Iverson Stan from BK ?? (@skipfrombk) June 13, 2018
Maino stole an impromptu moment to jokingly express himself to Lil’ Kim this past Monday, June 11th, as he and several others came together to celebrate the Queen of Hip-Hop during a ceremony in honor of African… https://t.co/Q6uXBXP7Yq
— Pink Illuminance (@PinkIlluminance) June 13, 2018
The video of Lil Kim accepting that award & how Maino made her uncomfortable is a real life example of men not taking consent seriously.
— .. (@RaidensMommy_) June 13, 2018
Y’all really laughing at this Lil Kim and Maino video, but ion see shit funny . Dude really pinching her and making her feel uncomfortable, and y’all wanna make a joke out of it. Tf is wrong with y’all.
— Da Broyo (@headhoncho_og) June 14, 2018
Regardless of what kinda relationship Lil Kim & Maino had, he violated & disrespected her. I’m disgusted for her. What’s more disturbing & disgusting is no one had her back.
— Shay (@shaybaby105) June 15, 2018
Why wouldn’t Maino leave Lil Kim alone ?
— Shakera ? (@RealShakera) June 14, 2018
Its soo sad that Lil kim was being harrased by maino and everyone stood back and watched! This is 2018 and people are putting their hands on women without their consent and ruining their special moments
— Marshal D. Teech (@neidoandre) June 15, 2018
Maino interrupting Lil Kim’s ceremony was disgusting. The guy then continues to harrass her during photos .. what a nasty piece of work.
— Angel Dee (@AngelDeeFitness) June 14, 2018
Maino is yet to respond.
— Mama Brook (@MamaLeBrewster) June 13, 2018