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April 1, 2015

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Lil Kim Through The Years

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Kimberly "Lil Kim" Jones made her music debut with Junior M.A.F.I.A. on the 1995 album 'Conspiracy.' With the guided help from Notorious B.I.G. the group went on to release the hit singles such as 'Get Money' and 'Players Anthem.'

Lil Kim Through The Years

Lil Kim was arrested by New Jersey cops in July 1996 and charged with possession of marijuana following a police raid on the home of Biggie Smalls.

Lil Kim Through The Years

Capitalizing off her explicit and sexual lyrics, the pint sized rapper dubbed "Queen Bee" released her highly anticipated solo effort 'Hard Core' in Nov.1996.

Lil Kim Through The Years

Due to the imagery used for Kim's debut album, civil rights activist C. Delores Tucker attacked Time Warner's distribution of Li'l Kim's debut album saying, "Shame on our family for producing this filth." Adding that her music is "gangsta porno rap."

Lil Kim Through The Years

Following his untimely March 1997 death, Lil' Kim and Mary J. Blige attended the funeral of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in New York.

Lil Kim Through The Years

Lil Kim joined the likes of Busta Rhymes, Mase, Diddy and Dru Hill as part of the 'No Way Out' tour.

Lil Kim Through The Years

Kim teamed up with Missy Elliott, Angie Martinez, Da Brat and Left Eye for the 2007 woman anthem, 'Not Tonight.' The remixed platinum track was featured on the 'Nothing To Lose' soundtrack.

Lil Kim Through The Years

"All females should have the right to be cocky and boast about what they do. One person might be the best at what they do. Trina is the best at what she does. She's the baddest bitch in the South. Missy is the baddest bitch, I'm the baddest bitch. It's gotta be love for the next person - love and work. It's art. At the end of the day, it is what it is." - Dec. '07, MTV

Lil Kim Through The Years

In 2001, Kim teamed up with Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and Pink for a cover of Labelle's hit single 'Lady Marmalade.'

Lil Kim Through The Years

The 'Moulin Rouge' track went on to win a 2002 Grammy Award for 'Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals,' in addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001.

Lil Kim Through The Years

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