Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim


7/11/1975, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Name

Kimberly Denise Jones



Also Known As

Queen Bee, Lil Kim, Kimberly Jones, Kim Jones, Queen B, Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones
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Kimberly Denise Jones's evolution into one of hip hop's true superstars began when the native of Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighbourhood crossed paths with another young superstar-in-the-making, Christopher Wallace. It was in the early '90s that Wallace - by then known to all as The Notorious B.I.G. - turned hip…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Lil' Kim has a god daughter named Reign.

    • Lil' Kim is 4' 11" tall.

    • Lil' Kim's mother is Ruby Mae Jones, father is Linwood Jones, and brother is Christopher (Bo Chris) Jones.

    • Lil' Kim appears in Queen Latifah's video, Go Head and Aaliyah's video, Hot Like Fire. She also appears in the Aaliyah tribute video, Miss You.

    • Lil' Kim is reported to have asked for £500,000 ($1.25 million) to appear on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother 2007. She also demanded first-class flights to Britain, first-class hotel accommodation while she's there and an expenses-paid two-week holiday in London after the show finished. She demanded final approval of all the footage shown of her, which is impossible on a show that's broadcast live around the clock.

    • In September 2006 Lil' Kim was sued by Jamaican singer Tanya Stephens, who accused her of stealing her lyrics. The words on Lil' Kim's song Durty are reportedly almost identical to those on Tanya's song Mi And Mi God. Tanya claimed Kim even sings the tune with a similar accent to hers.

    • Lil' Kim turned down the role of "Evelyn" in Spike Lee's film, She Hate Me in 2004, because she thought it would ruin her image.

    • Syracuse University runs an accredited course titled The Life and Times of Lil' Kim.

    • When Lady Marmalade hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2001, Lil' Kim became the first solo female rapper to achieve the feat.

    • Lil' Kim attended Brooklyn College Academy High School.

    • Lil' Kim has the nickname of "Queen Bee."

    • Lil' Kim has a wide variety of coloured contact lenses and owns over 800 wigs.

    • Lil' Kim was released from prison on July 3rd 2006, after serving nearly 10 months for perjury. She was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, but was released early for good behavior. She's under house arrest for 30 days and under supervised released for three years.

    • Lil' Kim's appearances on various lists include:

      2003 - #34 position '50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists'
      2003 - #40 position '50 Greatest Women of the Video Era'
      2002 - #71 position '100 Sexiest Artists'

  • Quotes

    • Lil' Kim: I am a child of God,... ...I believe in God, and I also believe in the quote 'honor thy mother and thy father.' No matter what, I'm always going to be there for my family.

    • Lil' Kim: (on being a good person with morals) People around me know I do good.

    • Lil' Kim: I believe strongly in my work and need time, because I put 100 percent in everything I write and everything I do. My modeling, my music, my acting, everything that I'm getting ready to get into, I put 100 percent into. I want whoever is going to back me with it to put 100 percent into it.

    • Lil' Kim: (on fellow rapper Foxy Brown) We don't have a problem. I don't think about her. I don't care about her, because I don't deal with the devil.

    • Lil' Kim: (on her relationship with Biggie Smalls) Only me and him will ever know what that relationship was really like.

    • Lil' Kim: Throughout my life, I have always lived with adversity and will continue to have faith and do good for my family, friends and fans.

    • Lil' Kim: I can't front. I don't have a lot of respect for 50 Cent because his music is hardcore ... violent. And I love his music sometimes, but I feel like in his personal life, his real life, he carries that on, and that's not a great message, you know what I mean? I think he promotes it.

    • Lil' Kim: I like to be daring and I like to be different. You think anyone out here looks like me? It's pretty different, right?

    • Lil' Kim: Martha Stewart's courage and strength is definitely encouraging.

    • Lil' Kim: (on her 2006 jail sentence) It's been non-stop since the day I found out, ... I knew when the verdict came down and then the sentencing, that I didn't have any time to play around. I had to get the album done, and all the other things in my life settled quickly. I'd never done an album so fast before, and in a way it was a good thing. The music just kind of rolled out.

    • Lil' Kim: A lot of people let me down, ... A lot of people I thought were my friends turned on me.

    • Lil' Kim: The artist I wanna be like is Michael Jackson. I'll get the house with the roller coaster and the rides and a disco, and I'll invite all my friends and just stay at home.

    • Lil' Kim: I haven't had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.

  • One too many plastic surgerys.

    Can rap pretty well.
  • Lil Kim, I love you girl!

    I have followed and enjoying Lil Kim's music for years, and I would have to say I love her. Even though her lyrics are explicit, she speaks her mind and expresses herself, and that's what's up. Some people make music and talk about things that most want to hear. Lil Kim's music is more how she feels, and dose her thing. And if you don't like it..... SO, because that's her and no one can change that. To have an attitude like that in this music industry and make it to the top is beautiful. Don't get me wrong, she's been through a lot, and it wasn't an easy ride but she made it. Lil Kim, I love you girl, keep doing you thing.moreless