Lil’ Kim has announced a new memoir, entitled “Lil’ Kim: The Queen Bee.”
“I’m excited to finally get to tell my story after all this time,” Lil’ Kim told People. “Many people have thought they knew the story of Lil’ Kim, but they have no idea.”
Before going on to carve out a lane for herself as a solo rapper, the Brooklyn native rose to fame as the only female from the iconic rap collective, Junior M.A.F.I.A. Kim dropped her debut album, “Hard Core”, in 1996, which went double-platinum album.
Kim’s career has inspired a slew of successful rappers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Stefflon Don, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Kim names is rarely (if ever) left off any publications ‘greatest rappers of all time” list… her legacy as of the the culture’s greats is solidified.
“Lil’ Kim not only blazed trails for women in hip-hop, but also inspired the careers of those who followed,” book’s press release reads. “However, life at the top hasn’t been easy, either. Lil’ Kim also talks about the hiddden moments of her reign: her complicated high-profile relationships, the misogynistic industry she fought to change through sex positivity, the challenging double standards of self-image and beauty in the spotlight, and the momentous act of loyalty that ultimately landed her in prison.”
Since becoming a mainstream name, Kim is hardly out of the headlines. Speaking to The Guardian back in 2013, she admitted that her life was somewhat of a “whirlwind.”
“I think people have a misconception of me, period. My life has been a whirlwind sometimes, but it’s different to what people think. I definitely feel like there’s a misconception about me and who I am.”
The memoir will be published Nov. 2 via Hachette Books.