Lil’ Kim is a rapper and an actress. She was born in New York and is one of the most popular female rappers in America. Lil’ Kim became famous after becoming the founding member of rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Lil Kim has also achieved success as a solo artist.
Lil Kim has a net worth of $500 thousand. The fans of Lil Kim must be expecting to see a higher net worth of the artist but due to financial stress in recent years, her net worth has gone down. She filed for bankruptcy in January 2018 and reportedly lost $2.57 million worth of assets.
Lil Kim’s real name is Kimberly Denise Jones. Her stage name is Lil’ Kim. She was born on July 11, 1974, in Bedford-Stuyvesant which is a neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York. She has an older brother, Christopher.
When she was nine years old, her parents got divorced and she was raised by her father. She had a bad relationship with her father and was kicked out of her house. She started living on the streets.
Things changed for the rapper when she met The Notorious Big. They had a romantic relationship and he also helped her become a professional rapper. At the age of 19, she joined the Brooklyn-based group Junior M.A.F.I.A, and this is when she gave herself the name Lil’ Kim.
She made her debut in the group M.A.F.I.A. She gained a lot of success by being a part of the group. Lil’ Kim pursued her solo career and she made it big as a solo artist as well.
Lil’ Kim released her debut album, Hard Core, which sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The album hit the U.S. R&B chart on number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her next two albums The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and Bella Mafia (2003) were received well by her fans. Her fourth album, The Naked Truth, released when she was in federal prison. She collaborated withMya, Pink, Christina Aguilera on the remake of the song Lady Marmalade. Lil’ Kim has won two Billboard Music Awards during her career. She has also won a Grammy award and, three MTV VMAs. Lil’ Kim also made her debut as an actress and has been a part of films like:
- That (1999)
- Zoolander (2001)
- Juwanna Mann (2002)
- You Got Served (2004)
- Superhero Movie (2008)
Lil’ Kim featured as a contestant on ABC’s reality television series Dancing with the Stars. She came in fifth place with her partner but unfortunately, they got eliminated from the dance competition.
Lil’ Kim has been linked to Christopher Wallace and it is believed that the singers have had an off relationship. She was also going out with Notorious B.I.G., till his death in 1997. She pregnant with Wallace’s child, but aborted the baby. Lil’ Kim revealed that her relationship with Wallace was wild and violent. She was also in a relationship with the record producer Scott Storch. She was also rumoured to have been dating Ray J for some time. At the age of 39 Lil’ Kim revealed to the public that she was pregnant. She gave birth to her child on June 9, 2014.