Kimberly Jones, aka Lil Kim

Shall I proceed?  Yes, indeed.

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Talking about Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea, or Brooke Candy without mentioning The Queen Bee would be disrespectful and quite frankly pitiful.  Since before these leading ladies were leading ladies, it was first Lil Kim rolling with The Biggie entourage that brought us large lyrics in a little package.  Dominating the female rap game, stomping ’round the stage in bikinis and heels while pushing her vulgar language, among other things, into the public’s face, she earned a top spot and even stole some shows.  The public was not shocked, but rather delighted to see the game change.  A force to be reckoned with is not sufficient; she knew she was hot from day one and was just waiting for the world to recognize it for themselves.

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Brought up in Brooklyn, Lil Kim decided that struggling was not for her after her parents spilt; quickly, she joined the forces, like many power-hungry and independently successful ladies, of dangerous leagues of gentlemen.  She spun into the arms of Biggie who was certain that she would be his next bitch.  And she was.   Spreading her legs, rocking wigs for all occasions, flaunting body parts in a self-empowering way Lil Kim was changing, and has changed, the way females evaluate themselves and how they see themselves in media.

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So to keep it real, next time you give props to some of these females who are in the game now, first you must pay your respects to Lil Kim who took the reigns and charged towards the public like a battalion.  Her “can’t stop, won’t stop” attitude is what has won fans and kept her name in the mouths of the public.  Being explicit, verbally and physically, has opened doors for her and females that followed.  A big ups to rap game’s baddest bitch.

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old skool Lil Kim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDoQ2wGT6-k

new skool Lil Kim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37bRlLzE43E

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