Lil Kim Thanks Fans For Album Sales

Published: Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 by Sam

Lil Kim is in a place of gratitude.

October 11th brought with it the long-awaited release of the Rap pioneer’s comeback album ‘9’ – her first LP in fourteen years.

The set is notably her first offering as an independent artist and is billed as being a two-parter, with a follow-up due soon.

And while initial sales were scant (with the album missing the Billboard 200), Kim isn’t deterred.

See what we mean below…

Speaking in a Thank You message to her fans, she stressed “we’re just getting started” and that “there’s so much history to be made”:

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You guys are doing EXCELLENT! 🙌🏾 Beehive don’t let the devil deter you from the greatness that is happening and the history that is being made. Ya’ll keep going because there’s so much history to be made and we’re just getting started. ❤️ We outside fr, the streets have spoken 🔥 #9️⃣

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We commend her perseverance.

If indeed a part 2 is incoming, she’d be well-advised to capitalise on her veteran status (and older base) and release physicals (which are still popular in that sphere). A lengthy pre-order window wouldn’t go amiss either.

We’re rooting for her!

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  1. Ari October 23, 2019

    Kim sweetie, just retire and now out gracefully there are other parts of the industry she can be involved in

  2. Clarkson October 23, 2019

    What fans?

    • damo October 24, 2019

      What fans? LMAO Are you f****** serious? Like you don’t even know about the Beehive? Come on, don’t make yourself more ridiculous than you are.

      • Dannylynn13 October 29, 2019

        How many people are in the beehive… because only 3,000 brought her album ??‍♀️

  3. Swirly October 23, 2019

    Lil Kim is forever a legend, but her days of selling albums are over. Leave sales discussions and arguments to stans of the new girls like: Cardi, Saweetie, Kash Doll, Meghan, City Girls and the likes. Lil Kim fans are mostly middle aged, and that group is not known for purchasing music – especially explicit rap. Honestly, Kim should have released this album years ago instead of PayPal mixtapes and that’s no shade.

    • MessyBoots October 23, 2019

      Right. I’m the biggest Lil Kim stan ever. I’m in my 30s. I’m old enough to remember buying a No Time cassette single back in the day. There was literally no female rapper like her at the time. She blazed a trail. The hottest female MC (alongside Missy and Lauryn Hill) from 1995-03. He impact cant ever be denied or taken away from her. Kim is an innovator and groundbreaking female MC. Period.

      That said, I actually streamed the entire 9 project. It was abysmal to say the least. The autotune, production, even the artwork are highly embarrassing. I think Kim’s problem is that she wanted to fit into today’s production and vocal stylings of younger artists. Completely forgetting that most of her fanbase want her to spit 16 bars of straight rap w/ witty punchlines and great production with ZERO autotune. Period.

      • ??? October 23, 2019

        lmaoooo thats a lie, her AND foxy brown were the hottest females out at the same time running the game, kim was not the only one, stop the lies lmfaooooo

      • Swirly October 23, 2019

        Facts MessyBoots. Same here. I didn’t bother listening to her album because the singles I heard were horrible. And if I’m being totally honest, it’s hard to take her seriously after all the plastic surgery.

      • Swirly October 23, 2019

        ??? you’re correct in stating that Foxy was hot too, but she was never on Kim’s level. As a matter of fact, she followed in Kim’s footsteps. Kim opened the door for her. Kim opened the door for ALL of these overtly-sexual female rappers. Let’s not try to rewrite history here. Lil Kim is the blueprint.

      • MessyBoots October 23, 2019

        @??? I already stated I am in my 30s. I was THERE (albeit as a young kid) to witness Kim’s rise to fame.

        Foxy Brown was indeed very successful at the time and extremely talented. I bought her albums too. Back then you had MULTIPLE options among female MCs who were killing it. You had Da Brat, Left Eye, Eve, Rah Digga, Amil, Queen Pen, Charli Baltimore, Mia X, Trina etc

        But the top 3 in terms of cultural impact then and now were Missy, Lauryn, and Kim.

        Foxy was successful but not in the same league with Missy, Kim, and Lauryn. Those 3 were more successful than Foxy & the others in sales, cultural impact, and legacy. I’m sad you believe Foxy’s impact was just as big but it was not. The numbers simply dont match that narrative. #factsmatter

      • FAF October 23, 2019

        That’s not true foxy has a number one album Kim doesn’t

        Y’all dislike foxy Bc of antiblackness Kim spewed calming her doodoo brown yet she still looks human

        That’s why i don’t feel bad aboht that narrative Kim fans try to spin about her getting Surgery Bc of abuse

      • Swirly October 23, 2019

        So does Cardi B, but the Barbz say that doesn’t matter. Foxy can have 100000 #1 albums, but Lil Kim is still >>> Foxy. End of story.

    • Glass house October 23, 2019

      I disagree Swirly Foxy was hot. I remember being a kid and my friends and I having discussion in who we liked most we mostly all said Foxy lol but also let’s not forget the Salt n Pepa brought s** appeal to rapping

      • Swirly October 23, 2019

        @Glass House I never said Foxy wasn’t hot. I said she wasn’t on Kim’s level which is factual. Salt N Peppa were a little risqué for their time period but they were NOT raunchy as Kim. She wins in terms of trendsetting, sales and cultural impact. Kim’s impact is still felt today, whereas Foxy……. shrugs.

      • Teece October 25, 2019

        Salt n pepa s** appeal????? Lmfao honey I was right here in the streets when SNP dropped in the 80s and trust me the only s** appeal in that group was dropping off spinderella… the other 2 lesbian lookin h*** always looked jacked up…. js

    • JS October 23, 2019

      This is only the second weeks and if you check wikipedia, it has the billboard chart numbers. Ppl are so fixed on billboard 200 as if that what makes an artist successful. Do you guys not get that charting on the other ones also bring in money. Do you not understand an artist can rack up hundred thousand and more just from streams on places like spotify for example and other media outlets. As an independent artist which Kim is, that money goes straight to her if she own the music. You guys really don’t get it. Worrying about billboard is for ppl who are on a major label and want the come up to be highly popular. Kim already has done that, she doesn’t need to prove that. She can still make money in other ways and live the same life she always has if she continue to work. That the beauty you guys don’t see. She made a name for herself she can be independent and get the perks. Also when u sign to a major label, half the time they buy your music to make it appear you selling, so that you can get recognize and be in high demand on radio, tv, movies…all that benefits the label too. For example if I make a song I have rights too and you guys stream the hell out of it, I can make hundred thousand or more depending on the stream numbers, so why would i care about some billboard placement number when I living a life better than most. Ya’ll so silly with the naive hate. I bet most of ya’ll went an listened to some of her songs on 9 therefor you have contributed to the stream…lol.

      • Glass house October 23, 2019

        Yea we get that but all the ones laughing cause nicki was blocked a few times from getting number one and blocked from getting a Grammy they don’t Jett hat. They see her as unsuccessful even though her run was historical

    • damo October 24, 2019

      I’m an artist too, my music is out for free, I make no profit on it and it’s my choice. Should I stop doing what I like just because I don’t sell millions of copies and charts on the billboard? Y’all need to stop with these numbers, just let people do what they like and focus on your own lives.

  4. only facts October 23, 2019

    I love Lil Kim. The TRUE Queen Bee of Hip Hop and nobody is taking that from her.

    Nicki would never be as humble as Kim.

    • ??? October 23, 2019

      LMAOOOOOOOO put that crack pipe down chile, this aint the 90s anymore lmfaooooooo

    • FAF October 23, 2019

      Kim is humble Bc she not selling when Remy invited her to beef she said quote “when u at the top everyone comes at u”

  5. Clarkson October 23, 2019

    Very dumb girl. She thought attacking nicki was gonna get her sales.
    U played ur self.

    U should have kept both nicki and cardi name out ur mouth.
    U are a so called veteran and a legend, act like one. U dont see Jay z getting into beefs with
    G easy or blue face or offset.

    A few features with one or two pop main girls (Selena, Camila, miley, demi, arainna) every year would have given u a younger fan base and exposure. Instead u went about attacking nicki. Smh

    • ??? October 23, 2019

      lmaoooo chile please, camilloser cant even get her own hits, she would have made kim flop even harder lmfaooooooo

      • Clarkson October 23, 2019

        She gave shawn Mendes his first and only number one but keeping acting a fool.
        She gave shawn mendez his biggest hit till date

        She gave young thug his first and only number one , but go off. She gave young thug his biggest hit till date

        She gave machine gun Kelly his biggest hit till date. Bad things peaked at number 4, higher than both love lies and dancing with a stranger.

        Ur a clown.
        South of the boarder is a top ten hit in the UK.

      • ??? October 23, 2019

        lmaoooooo so basically your dumb ass admits that camilloser needs to hop on a d*** in order to get a hit, ok gotcha lmfaooooooooooooooo

      • Nicky October 23, 2019

        Interesting how she gave hits to people when she can’t give hits to herself.

        Dumb dumb strikes again


      • Clarkson October 23, 2019

        Never be the same peaked at number 6, higher than love lies and dancing with a stranger.
        Let not forget love lies had a remix with Rick Ross.

        “Never Be the Same” was named “Song of the Year” at the 2019 BMI London Awards.

        International queen. Dominating us and UK at the same time.
        Debut album certified platinum,
        are u guys gonna say her debut had a remix?
        Or her debut album doesnt belong to her? Dumb àsses

        Keep trying to discredit the queen. She gonna keep rising.
        Seniorita is about to rack Grammy nominations. Song of the year, record of the year, best pop vocal collaboration. Lol

      • KC October 23, 2019

        You up and down comments trying prove a point and everything you are saying is lies. Ppl like you are a mess and sick. You said in one comment Kim attack Nicki, tell us when that happen and what happened since you know so much. The real problem is clowns like you who hide behind your computer living your vicariously through an artist on a hate train. Your life must be that bad for you to have the TIME to gloat about someone else’s issue because you are not happy with your own life. You’re not a popular artist and have the luxury to even make millions and if you are, you truly pathetic. You have told nothing but a spur of lies. The proof is all online. Plus you know nothing about the music industry dummy and what it means to be an independent artist. If you don’t like Kim then why are you here commenting on a post about her. If you don’t care for her music, why are you here. Think about how dumb you make yourself look right now. Blogs bring out the worst trash of ppl ever.

    • Just Sayin’ October 23, 2019

      Nicki attacked Kim first that why she is flopping left right and center and had to retire and marry a convicted murder and p***?

      • ??? October 23, 2019

        lmaooooo lies, kim attack nicki first ten years ago cuz she was jealous her old plastic ass wasnt relevant anymore, which is why she flopped on paypal the first time and flopped harder than lion king: the gift this time, nice try h0, ni8cki will NEVER flop as hard as this clown lmfaoooooo

      • FAF October 23, 2019

        Nicki album platinum mom album is chuck e cheese token

      • Swirly October 23, 2019

        Kim has three albums with physical sales over 1,000,000. Nicki hasn’t done so since her debut. You hate to see it.

    • Swirly October 23, 2019

      Kim and Nicki’s beef was a decade ago. Lil Kim refuses to even mention her anymore. She should have struck the iron while it was hot and released an album during their beef. At that time, it had been three or four years since Kim released her last album.

    • YAS BIH October 23, 2019

      Your delusional and misinformed did you not read Gucci mane book when he told his truths about when he first met Nicki and start hating on Kim before she was even signed

    • Trell October 23, 2019

      What are you talking about? Everything you said is untrue. I swear these type of blog bring out the most dumb ignorant ppl that for one don’t be knowing what they are talking about. She never talked bad about Cardi…the two are cool and plan on making music together and the only thing she ever said about Nicki was in response to Nicki dogging her in songs back when Kim was NOT saying anything. Gosh you so stupid..go do your homework. Before Nicki became popular, she was taking shots at Kim in songs, then after her first album in which she stole a sound Kim was about to release, she mimicked Kim’s photos from the 90s, took the Barbi saying and the colorful wigs and never paid homage. She kept taking shots at Kim and then Kim did Black Friday as her response to Nicki DOGGING HER and in an interview with breakfast club she explained what happened. Kim wanted to work with Nicki before Nicki became popular. Get your facts together idiot. Kim was never a hater on Nicki, she only responded and defended herself because she was be targeted.

    • damo October 24, 2019

      Dear, you may know everything about Camilla but you don’t know s*** about Kim’s story so what the f*** are you talking about? Stay in your lane and give some respect to the legend she is. I thought you were a smart person, watching yoiu fight against Jasmine and all but you are just like them.

    • chartmania October 30, 2019

      dumb is your ass, ugly s****

  6. YAS BIH October 23, 2019

    First of all she posted this about two days ago and wtf is wrong with that just because it didn’t do good in the us doesn’t mean it didn’t do good in other countries the numbers will grow she’s indie and still will be the one getting the money rather than paying 30 other ppl like these 360 deals these artist are doing, we get it this site is a fan of Nicki so ya wanna throw as much shade towards Kim but that’s the reason why Nicki get so much hate now and it’s going to do nothing but get worst for her.

    • YAS BIH October 23, 2019

      Btw Kim still eating good off her classics so this album won’t make nor break her Legacy.

      • FAF October 23, 2019

        If she was doing that well she would own a house that was up for auction she been living there since 2000

  7. Dc October 23, 2019

    I’d tell my fans f** u to be honest

  8. TruthfullySpeaking8272 October 23, 2019

    The fact y’all keep posting about her sales as if she’s in her prime competing with the young girlies is disgusting. A whole legend and you look at her as competition after solidifying a career for 25 years. Y’all really and truly want her legacy dead! Nicki is soooo toxic but all y’all gon learn the hard way when karma tears it’s ugly head. And don’t think for a second the hate train will let up…s*** gon get 10x worse! ??

    • ??? October 23, 2019

      lmaooooo girl shut your seething ass up, kims flops arent gonna affect queen Nicki in any way so just staaap lmfaoooooo

      • chartmania October 30, 2019

        garbaj is over. she is irrevelant rent-a-rapper for feats

  9. TruthfullySpeaking8272 October 23, 2019

    The more you post about Kim the more tainted Nicki legacy becomes. The b**** is literally TETHERED to Kim. Ain’t no giant scissors here! Y’all love to generate hate. Keep adding fuel to the hate train so we can run her over before Mr Petty Ike Turner chokes her out ???

    • SMH October 23, 2019

      Um, it looks more to me like you Lil Kim fans are tethered to everything Nicki Minaj. You clowns were leading the Nicki Minaj Hate patrol, now you fools are all over social media throwing hate at Nicki because kim flopped, did you ever stop to think that maybe this mess is all KIM’S karma for your foolishness? Of course you don’t in your tiny little brains you all think Kim is an innocent victim and Nicki is the devil. Idiots.

      • TruthfullySpeaking8272 October 23, 2019

        Nicki stole from Kim Dummy. F*** are facts. Your infatuation with Ms Fraud don’t change sh!t. We fight for what’s right!! Nick is the devil and it’s been prove time and time again with female rappers beyond Kim. The most problematic entertainer of all time. Toxic AF. Kim has no enemies beyond Mrs Petty Ike Turner. Kim has beefed and squashed em as any grown person should. How many beefs has Nicki squashed with female rappers? You Stan an insecure tyrant who built her whole career off hate. Nothing’s changing karma we wiping that b**** out cold. Outchea marrying whole murdering felons. LOL! The Barbz have pushed their fave into the point of no return. ?

      • chartmania October 30, 2019

        you are as your fave moronika garbaj

  10. James masters October 23, 2019

    If this was nicki minaj we would be talking about how delusional she is!! THIS IS INSANE KIM FLOPPED HARD!! And she with others taunted Nicki for feeling like the #1 spot was stolen from her by Travis Scott. CUT THE BS already!! This was a disaster of an album roll out and the streets AREN’T FEELING IT OBVIOUSLY!! Because her numbers SUCK!!

  11. Shayla Queen October 23, 2019

    The album itself is a good album, the auto-tune is the turn off, though…

  12. Aaron October 23, 2019

    Lol this site calls Nicki Minaj’s Queen Album a flop, yet Lil Kim sells less than 1000 albums and doesn’t even make it onto the Billboard 200 ????

    • Lil’ Kim Is The Real Queen October 23, 2019

      Lil’ Kim had Nicki beat forever when Biggie submitted the Junior MAFIA album Conspiracy to Atlantic Records. This is not a competition. I don’t hear anything classic from Nicki Minaj as a lead artist.

  13. only facts October 23, 2019

    At the end of the day Kim is a legend. I can’t wait for Nicki’s next album which will inevitably flop (not as bad as Kim, but will still flop).

    One of these new rap girls is going to use Nicki’s own quote against her one of these days and I will LIVE for it!

    “Every time you in the news, it’s ’cause you gettin’ at somebody! Where’s your music? Put your music out, and when I see your name on Billboard, that’s when I’ll respond to you.” – Nicki Minaj

    Karma is coming Nicki.

    • Glass house October 23, 2019

      It isn’t y’all keep preaching the same bs…wishing for karma with hate in your soul for someone you don’t even know lmao…Nicki will be fine. It’s y’all in the comments having meltdowns
      Go buy some of Nicki’s Fendi collection

    • Carlos October 23, 2019

      You completely right karma will definitely hit Nickle and her stan bad for how much negativity and bashing they have created and caused. And that’s why Nickle won’t get that respect in the community.

      • Glass house October 23, 2019

        You’re even calling her out of her name as if she sees that you’re doing it lmao. Childish…have fun living in the comment section being a negative ghoul..she’s rich you’re not she’s successful you’re not.

  14. Carlos October 23, 2019

    She is the Queen and she has the capability to make music. She is such a great person. Looking forward to part2.

  15. Marlene Borden October 23, 2019

    No what we need to do is rally for her ,all you still happening Rappers and you New Fly Boys Rappers, Singers,need to collaborate to make a badass number two and go down in history, with the Queen Bee, cause she is still BAD

  16. Richard Drake October 23, 2019

    Lord I just wish she would rap in the voice that made her a superstar ain’t nobody got time for all this singing and stuff people wouldn’t even know who she was on the radio if it made it take lessons from Missy Elliot stay true to yourself.

  17. B**** pleeeaasssssthe October 23, 2019

    I think Lil Kim should just STOP making new music all together. I mean due to the extensive plastic surgeries (nose) over the years she DOES NOT sound like the original Lil Kim anymore. He sound so tired and different from her actual tone of voice.
    There so many other things she can benefit from in the industry. Wishing her the very best in life. xoxo ????

    • Richard Drake October 23, 2019

      I agree I’ll always be a lilkim fan but she don’t sound the same anymore I’d just be more happier if she just came out and announced her retirement from music cause this new stuff I can’t get into never thought I’d be saying anything like this but it’s the truth I wish her luck though.

  18. G-bby October 23, 2019

    Lil Kim has the CLASSIC “Hardcore” .

    What does Nicki have? A bunch of forgettable popcorn features!

    • Glass house October 23, 2019

      Nah you remember them lmao

    • None of your business October 23, 2019

      B*tch Nicki has 4 PLATINUM ALBUMS while this heifer up here shipping wood. LMAOOOOOOOO!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!

    • cumdump October 22, 2020

      shut up ugly w**** nicki is a queen and she succeeded while kim flopped

  19. None of your business October 23, 2019

    I have to laugh… LMAOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  20. Girlbye October 24, 2019

    As independent artist she’s making much more money, more control of her music.

    She’s happy because the bag is bigger.

  21. cumdump October 22, 2020

    shes a flop

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