Multi-platinum recording artist Lil' Kim possesses a presence and persona that looms well beyond her tiny frame. From her days as the feisty front woman of the Brooklyn rap collective, Junior M. Whether she is ripping it live onstage, working it on the runway, or turning heads on the red carpet, Kim makes you look and listen!
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The Notorious K. A commercial success, The Notorious K. It was the best-selling female rap album in with sales of over 1. To date, The Notorious K. The album spawned two singles that attained moderate Billboard chart success. The second single " How Many Licks? In a interview with BlackBook magazine, Kim stated that she was thinking about naming the album Queen Bitch , the title of a song from her debut album Hard Core , but decided against it as Missy Elliott had used " She's a Bitch " and did not want anybody being confused. I thought it was a perfect name for the album. Also, I am known in a notorious way, my style and lyrics. I've been known in a notorious way over the years", Kim told Jet magazine.
Notorious for her flesh-baring image and sexually explicit lyrics, Lil' Kim shot to fame in the latter half of the s. She came from a broken home, and as a teenager had endured a violent relationship with her father. As a result she ran away and fell into an outwardly glamorous, but dangerous and exploitative world of pimps and drug dealers. She was discovered by Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B. She is one of only three female rappers to have three platinum albums — the others being Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj. Since regaining her freedom, Kim has continued to be active musically — and also as a reality-TV star — and in June became a mother to a daughter, Royal Reign, whose father is the Honduras-born rapper Mr. The couple are no longer together. She has an older brother, Christopher. As a child, Kim was sent to a well-regarded Catholic school — Queen of All Saints in Brooklyn — in an attempt to provide a stable learning environment. Kim moved with her mother and brother to suburban New Rochelle, NY, where some of the girls in their new, all-white neighborhood teased Kim about her skin color.
Naturi Naughton is definitely not a "little woman" any more. Diminutive in body stature, sure. Sweet and petite, yeah. Just erase all those memories you have of her as the cute, teeny-bopper singer. Should Lil' Kim get her own biopic? Let us know in the Newsroom! But it wasn't so easy for Naughton to play naughty. She admits that her background didn't prepare her to inhabit Kim's character. The result was a bit of a grueling audition process.