Lil’ Kim Stuns for XXL’s Legends Issue / Teases New Music, New Label, & New Documentary

Published: Friday 19th May 2023 by Sam

No celebration of Hip-Hop would be complete without a nod to the Queen Bee herself, Lil’ Kim.

Fittingly, then, the iconic femcee was bestowed with her own XXL Legend cover – a series that toasts the 50th Anniversary of the game-changing genre.

Beyond posing it up in a fierce shoot lensed by Ahmed Klink, the rapper opened up about her illustrious career and upcoming ventures – including new music, a new label, and a new documentary.

Pics and quote below…

On Being Called An Icon:

“Everyone calls me an icon, and it’s an honor to me. It makes me smile. It makes me happy to know that people look at me that way because I never really saw that for myself, but it just happened organically, and this is my place in Hip-Hop.”

On Her Upcoming Ventures:

“Professionally, I have a book coming, documentary movie, all that stuff is in the works. I’m looking forward to building my own empire as far as being able to have my own artists and, you know, just being able to help someone else’s vision come to fruition. That means a lot to me. I’m only working with new artists, period. And I have my friends and everything. I’m only working with new artists. I love helping other artists’ dreams come to fruition.

That makes me feel good. So many people helped me. I’m giving it back, I have my friends, and people I love in the industry. Obviously, I’ll work with them, but yeah, only new artists. I’m working on something big; I don’t want to talk about it yet ’cause it is coming into fruition. But I have something really big I’m working on for new artists. And, you know, everyone sees me from years back, support new artists, support women, so, you know, I just wanna be able to build my own empire. That is it. Building my own empire”

On Her Hard Core Album:

“Hard Core is a classic. You can’t put that album next to anything else. To me, my albums start from Notorious K.I.M., ’cause Hard Core is a classic. It’s just something different. It’s a staple. It’s monumental, like something that just is like in a museum. You don’t even put a number on it, you know what I mean? It’s just something like how I look at Michael Jackson’s albums, you know what I mean? It’s just a classic. And by the way, all this talk about writing, I’ve wrote for other people. I’ve wrote on Diddy’s album. Check your credits, homeboy. Whoever his name is, I just learned about some guy that was talking smack. Whatever. Yeah. Do your homework, el stupido.”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: XXL / Ahmed Klink]

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  2. Diabetes UNBOTHERED May 19, 2023

    The comments in the Coi Leray album post are CRAZY y’all check them out 😆

    • Marilyn M🍴NHOE #1 dummy May 19, 2023

      You just exposed yourself as the one who’s impersonating everyone in that comment section

    • Diabetes (VERY)BOTHERED May 19, 2023

      Shut up fat whale! (Goes to check the comments anyways)

  3. Credits May 19, 2023

    Wait, who is she referring to with the “el stupido” comment? Lol

    • DaAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa May 20, 2023

      Probably Jason lee if that’s his name, no?

  4. Bubba May 19, 2023

    I would love to see Lil kim have a comeback song or album. That puts her back on the charts. She deserves it

    • NickiTheUndisputedQueen May 20, 2023

      Its gunna flop she sold abot 5 copies of ‘9’

  5. ♠️ What Would 50 cent do♠️ May 19, 2023

    It would be better to see a film about missy.

  6. Roxie_H May 20, 2023

    Still waiting for her to release her book….🙄

  7. DaAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa May 20, 2023

    Where did she talk about a new album and label?

  8. Ms. Ling Ling (Bangkok my Sawasdee ka) May 20, 2023

    Cover art designer must had spend like hours working on photoshop app for Old Kim’s pics

  9. Mecosta Denada May 20, 2023

    Only thing missing is blue contacts. How tragic. Love yourself, people!

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