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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 -- BOARD UP THE WINDOWS ... Zombie Girl Sues

Lil Kim
BOARD UP THE WINDOWS Zombie Girl Sues

Lil Kim is on the brink of a zombie apocalypse ... the makeup artist who accused the rapper of stealing her undead face has now filed a lawsuit ... demanding $150K minimum.We broke the story ...… READ MORE >

Lil' Kim Threatened With Lawsuit Over Zombie Face

Lil' Kim
Threatened With Lawsuit Over Zombie Face

Lil' Kim is 2-faced, according to an artist who claims Kim has jacked the punim she made famous ... and she's going after the rapper in a big way.Canadian artist Samantha Ravndahl lashed out at… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Lil' Kim -- Is A Creepy Skull Thief ...Says Makeup Artist

Lil' Kim
Is A Creepy Skull Thief ...Says Makeup Artist

Lil' Kim is a ghoulish thief who ripped off a creepy pic of a decaying skull ... and is now claiming it as her own ... so says the professional makeup artist who took the pic and is demanding… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Lil' Kim -- I Wanna Squeeze Miley Cyrus' Boob

Lil' Kim
I Wanna Squeeze Miley's Boob

Lil' Kim wants to pull a Diana Ross ... and get a handful of Miley Cyrus boob ... just like the legendary diva did to Kim --wearing the same outfit -- at the '99 VMAs. The Queen Bee gave… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Lil Kim Sued -- Her Diva Antics Cost My Biz $15 MILLION!

Lil Kim Sued
Diva Antics Cost My Biz $15 MILLION!

Lil Kim's been slapped with a not-so-lil lawsuit by her former biz manager ... who claims her money-grubbing, diva-like behavior cost him MILLIONS in botched endorsement deals. Andrew Ro says his… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Lil' Kim -- FACE The Facts ... No Me, No Nicki Minaj

Lil' Kim
FACE Facts No Me ... No Nicki Minaj

Lil' Kim paved the way for female rappers like Nicki Minaj, and she's not afraid to say it -- but it's hard to tell if that's really Kim doing the talking, because ... well, y'know. Check out TMZ… READ MORE >

- 440 days ago
Lil' Kim and La Toya Jackson -- Twinsies!!

Lil' Kim & La Toya Jackson
Twinsies!!

Here's the latest incarnation of Lil' Kim in West Hollywood this weekend (left) -- and La Toya Jackson last year (right).Pop stars are always reinventing their look.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 440 days ago
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 >

- 772 days ago
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 >

- 807 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 >

- 825 days ago

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