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Lil Kim

Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975), better known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, singer, and actress who was a member of the group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Jones was born and raised in Brooklyn, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. Influenced by fellow rapper The Notorious B.I.G., she began her music career in 1995 with the group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated three hit singles. In late 1996, her solo debut album Hard Core was released. Hard Core was certified double platinum and spawned chart-topping hits "No Time" and "Crush on You". Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), both were certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2005, Lil' Kim served a yearlong prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends' involvement in a shooting four years earlier. During her incarceration, her fourth album The Naked Truth was released. Lil' Kim returned to the public spotlight in 2009 with an appearance on Dancing with the Stars. Jones was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the New York City borough Brooklyn. At the age of 9, her parents separated, and her father raised her until her teenage years.

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Lil' Kim -- Notorious B.I.G.'s Death is Still 'Hard for Me' ... 15 Years Later

Lil' Kim -- Biggie's Death
is 'Hard for Me' ... 15 Years Later

Biggie Smalls was shot and killed 15 years ago today ... but the rapper's female protege Lil' Kim tells TMZ ... she's still in mourning ... explaining, "It still hurts very much."Kim -- who was… READ MORE >

Lil Kim -- Breaks the Million Dollar Tax Lien Mark

Lil Kim
Breaks the Million Dollar Tax Lien Mark

Lil Kim is going to the tax lien Hall of Fame -- because the Queen Bee has run her bill with Uncle Sam into the seven figures ... TMZ has learned. Lil Kim's tax problems are well-documented… READ MORE >

- 1056 days ago
Lil' Kim -- Booty Poppin' at the Movies

Lil' Kim
Booty Poppin' at the Movies

Lil' Kim -- and her badonkadonk --  tried to relive some of their hip-hop heydays by droppin' it like it's hot while on stage at a party at an IMAX movie theater in Tampa this weekend.How'd… READ MORE >

- 1075 days ago
Lil' Kim Faces the Music

Lil' Kim
Faces the Music

Looking like the illegitimate love child of Snooki and Adrienne Maloof from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," ex-con female rapper Lil' Kim showed off her latest, er, incarnation at a concert in… READ MORE >

- 1439 days ago
Lil' Kim Is in 'Cats'?

Lil' Kim
is in 'Cats'?

Here's ex-con female rapper Lil' Kim at an event in NYC on Monday (left) -- and Dodie Pettit as one of the felines in the Broadway musical "Cats" back in the '80s (right).Only one is wearing stage… READ MORE >

- 1543 days ago
Miley Cyrus Looks a Lil' Different

Miley Cyrus
Looks a Lil' Different

Here's Disney pop sensation Miley Cyrus in NYC on Tuesday (left) -- and rap diva Lil' Kim at the BET Awards back in 2008 (right).Only one is a 35-year-old African-American woman.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1577 days ago
Aubrey O'Day Looks a Lil' Different

Aubrey O'Day
Looks a Lil' Different

Here's former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day in an ad for Millions of Milkshakes (left) -- and ex-con rapper Lil' Kim at an event in NYC in 2006 (right).One of them is African American.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1748 days ago
Massive Beatdown at Rapper's B-Day Party

Massive Beatdown
At Rapper's B-Day Party

Rapper Juelz Santana's 27th birthday party turned into a battle royale Monday night when a club goer hopped the divider into the VIP area -- and got the living crap beat out of him while the… READ MORE >

- 1767 days ago
Cops: Lil' Kim's Hot Ride Was Actually Hot

Cops: Lil' Kim's Hot Ride
Was Actually Hot

Trouble seems to find its way to Lil' Kim -- the freshly free felon/"Dancing" contestant just had her Bentley repo'd last year ... and now the car is at the center of a grand theft auto case. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 2080 days ago
Scott Storch Busted for Alleged Bentley Theft

Scott Storch
Busted for Alleged Bentley Theft

This one flew under the radar screen for months, but we just learned Scott Storch -- formerly a wildly wealthy music producer for the likes of Dr. Dre and 50 Cent -- has been charged with grand… READ MORE >

- 2081 days ago

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