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Yesss, the iconic Queen B is coming out with a biopic!
Lil Kim announced that the world will get to see a film about her life later this year.
“Everyone’s gonna know things that they’ve never known,” the Brooklyn veteran revealed.
Kim spoke about the project and her upcoming memoir, which she believes will surprise people, on the red carpet at Guastavino’s for the 2nd Annual Biggie Dinner Gala.
The film will journey through her rap career after being discovered in 1994 by fellow rapper Notorious B.I.G., who invited her to join his group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Their debut album, Conspiracy, was released in 1995. She quickly rose to fame as a member of the group, and she released her debut album entitled Hard Core the following year.
Lil’ Kim’s debut studio album was certified double platinum and has sold over six million copies worldwide.
The 47-year-old isn’t ready to say who she’ll cast to play her in the film.
“I don’t know,” she said.
The “Lady’s Night” rapper has expressed her “hate” for Biggie Smalls’ controversial casting in the 2009 film Notorious, which chronicled his rise as one of the top rappers of the 1990s.
Naturi Naughton, a 38-year-old actress, was cast in the film to play her.
“We’ll have to see,” Kim hinted.
In a November 2019 interview with the Hollywood Unlocked podcast, the rapper stated that her issues with Naughton boil down to the fact that the two had nothing in common.
“I was not OK with that…I would have never picked her,” she explained. “Never, ever, ever. She has nothing in common with me. Nothing. We have nothing in common. And I don’t like the way she’s been disrespectful about it because I wasn’t even basically blaming her. But she did a whole documentary coming at me. I’m like, ‘What the heck is this?’”
The documentary to which Lil’ Kim refers is an episode of TV One’s Uncensored. The episode first aired in April 2019 and Naughton discussed her reaction to Kim’s criticism.
We are excited to see who the Queen Bee will appoint to play her in the upcoming biopic! Will you be supporting the film?