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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Lil' Kim

Kimberly Denise Jones, popularly known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.

She was born on July 11, 1974 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the New York City borough Brooklyn, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Jones (now Ruby Jones-Mitchell). At the age of 9 her parents separated, and her father raised her until he expelled her form home when she was a teenager. Thus she lived with her friends and even on the streets.

Lil' Kim has earned numerous honors and awards. He debut album Hard Core (1996) was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and is considered a classic hip-hop album. Throughout her career Lil' Kim has sold over 11 million albums worldwide and has earned several accolades for her work. Pop culture have given her titles such as Queen bee and Queen of Hip-Hop.  

In February 2014, Lil Kim announced she was pregnant with her first child.

Lil' Kim with her mother Ruby Jones Mitchell, at her mother's wedding 

Lil' Kim (left) with her mother Ruby Jones Mitchell (right)

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