Lil’ Kim Requests Toni Braxton Sing Uncomfortable Song at Wedding

by Xara Aziz
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Toni Braxton relived a very peculiar request she received from rapper Lil’ Kim who asked her to perform a non-traditional song at her wedding.

While on The Jennifer Hudson Show Wednesday, the Un-break My Heart singer said that Kim, born Kimberly Denise Jones, requested that she sing You Mean the World to Me. The track, sung by Braxton and released in 1993, is a song with a seemingly romantic name, but discloses the hurt a partner feels about a lying lover.

“She came up to me one day, she says, ‘Toni, girl, I love you,’” Toni told Hudson. “When I get married, I want you to sing at my wedding.’ And I said, ‘Kimmy, you don’t want me to sing. I don’t have any happy love songs.”

She says Kim responded with You Mean the World to Me, but as Braxton thought about it, she thought it would be quite inappropriate for it to be sung at her wedding. The beginning of the song begins: “If you could give me one good reason/ Why I should believe you/ Even all the things that you tell me/ I would sure like to believe you.”

Braxton recounts that Lil Kim didn’t care. She amusingly responded by saying: “Girl, can’t nobody understand what you say, just sing the song.” Although Braxton has not confirmed whether she would sing the song or not, it would be quite funny if she did agree to take on Kim’s request.

Reports have confirmed that Kim has been dating New York rapper Mr. Papers since 2014. The pair welcomed a daughter, Royal Reign that same year. Mr. Papers has long been known to defend Kim when trolls would take shots at her. Last year, Queens rapper 50 Cent appeared to drag Kim on her appearance, ensuing in an online battle between the two. Another rapper who came to her defense was Detroit rapper Royce da 5’9’’.

“My brother 50 Cent, who is one of our kings, if I’m a young person coming from another genre or come from another walk of life, and I’m following the way things are right now, I would think Madonna is worthy of an apology, but Lil Kim is not?” Royce wrote in an Instagram post. “That ain’t the message we want to send, is it? Nah, that’s not the message we want to send.”

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