Rap acts on talk television this week include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on 106 and Park on Monday, Field Mob on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, Jay-Z on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, and Lil’ Kim on 106 and Park on Friday.
According to atlantic-records.com, Lil’ Kim will debut the video for her hit single ‘The Jump Off’ from her new LP ‘La Bella Mafia’ on BET on February 21st at 6PM ET/PT along with her video ‘Came Back For You’, which is aimed for the streets. Lil’ Kim also has an episode of ‘Driven’ that will air on Feb. 16th on VH1 at 9PM. She will appear on TRL on February 26th for hip hop week which will also include appearances from 50 Cent and Fabolous.
Launch.com reports Damien “D-Roc” Butler, Lil’ Kim’s former manager and childhood friend of the Notorious B.I.G., was sentenced to three years in prison in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday (January 30), pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
Lil’ Kim, Funkmaster Flex and Busta Rhymes attended the launch of the Lugz/Funkmaster Flex FMF-1 Driving Shoe at a Foot Locker shoe store on Thursday (January 30) in New York City.
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VH1 will celebrate Black History month, by featuring various African-American performers. VH1 will premiere two new episode’s of the series ‘Driven,’ spotlighting Lil’ Kim and Jay-Z. ‘Driven: Jay-Z,’ will premiere February 9 at 9:00 PM EST and ‘Driven: Lil Kim,’ will debut one week later on February 16 at 9:00 PM EST.
The New York Post reports Lil’ Kim was so pleased with Julien Macdonald’s lunchtime trunk show at Le Cirque last week, she insisted on having his racy neon pink dress rushed over for a David LaChappelle shoot right after the lunch. Because the outfit was modeled by a 5’11” mannequin, Macdonald got seamstresses to hem down the dress to Lil’ Kim’s 5’2″ frame.
AllHipHop.com reports Najee Ali, the National Director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., is furious with Lil’ Kim and Russell Simmons for the December/January 2003 cover of Simmons’ One World Magazine. The cover features Lil Kim wearing a Maroon burka-like head piece, the traditional head covering for Muslim women. “That this magazine ran with Lil Kim on the cover like this, is totally unacceptable” Ali said. “Russell Simmons has stood with Louis Farrakhan and had him host Hip Hop Meetings for peace. Does he want to build bridges with the men of Islam, but disrespect the women? I don’t think so. It is part of every Muslim man’s duty to defend the integrity of the women in our community. They need to apologize immediately, as there is no justification for this whatsoever.”
Lil Kim is giving back to both her community and her fans at Footaction in New York City on Saturday (December 14). Check out photos from Rex Features.
Sister2Sister magazine chatted with Lil’ Kim and brought up her long running beef with Foxy Brown that she offered to make peace on last year. Asked what happened with the whole beef, Lil’ Kim said, “I don’t know. It’s a whole bunch of bullsh**, that’s all. It don’t make sense to get into it. It’s just bullsh**.” Asked if she still had anything against Foxy, she responded, “Honestly, I don’t want to talk about her. We are two totally different people. I don’t have time to get all into the bullsh** and we’ll never be friends. There will never be a record between us, so that’s that.”
Veteran R&B group Full Force is now working on the upcoming album of Lil’ Kim. “Yo, I don’t even want to say the title of the joint or even give an idea of what type of joint it is,” Force’s Bowlegged Lou told EURweb’s Jawn Murray. “Just rest assured that once again Full Force will surprise the musical masses and so will Lil’ Kim. We personally recruited Lil’ Kim to work with us for the first time after we produced a cut off the new 3LW album titled, ‘I Like That (I Want That).’ Kim came in and blazed that song!”