Lil Kim

Rapper, Songwriter, Actress
Lil' Kim's hip-hop swagger rivaled the biggest male rappers of her time, while her sexual bravado would have made Madonna blush. The self-anointed Queen Bee rapped her way to music history with the album Hard ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1975 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Celebrities Undercover 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Nora's Hair Salon 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Rip the Runway 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Dancing With the Stars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pussycat Dolls Present 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Xavier's Daughter (Actor)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Game 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ride With Funkmaster Flex 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

You Got Served 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dreams 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gang of Roses 2003 (Movie)

Chastity (Actor)

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Juwanna Mann 2002 (Movie)

Tina Parker (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: For Kids 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Pop Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dag 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Direct Effect 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Janet Jackson: Opening Night Live 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs Presents: How to Live Large 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Source All Access TV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lowdown 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

20 to 1 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gangstresses 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Those Who Walk in Darkness (Movie)

(Voice)
Music (19)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

("The Jump Off") (Song Performer)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

("The Jump Off") (Song)

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

("Big Mama Thang") (Song)

Growing Up Gotti 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Step Up 2 The Streets 2008 (Movie)

("Money In The Bank") (Song)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

("Lighters Up") (Song)

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

("Magic Stick") (Song Performer)

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

("Magic Stick") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Get Naked") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

("The Jump Off") (Song Performer)

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

("The Jump Off") (Song)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Get Money") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("Zidler's Rap (Medley--contains 'Lady Marmalade' 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 'Because We Can')") (Song Performer)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee (remix)") (Song Performer)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee (remix)") (Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("Not Tonight (Remix) (contains 'Ladies Night')" (featuring Left Eye/Da Brat/Missy Elliott/Angie Martinez)) (Song Performer)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

("Don't Stop What You're Doing") (Song Performer)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

("Queen B#&@H") (Song Performer)

Biography

Lil' Kim's hip-hop swagger rivaled the biggest male rappers of her time, while her sexual bravado would have made Madonna blush. The self-anointed Queen Bee rapped her way to music history with the album Hard Core (1996) and, along with Christopher Wallace - a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G. - formed one of the most prolific hip-hop groups of all time - the Junior M.A.F.I.A. Kim's life was also full of turmoil, including the death of her mentor and lover Wallace in 1997, and her 2005 arrest for conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury, where she was sentenced to one year and one day in jail. Through it all, the rapper made no apologies for her in-your-face music and attitude, had a mildly successful acting career, and shook the fashion world with a pair of strategically placed breast-pasties at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, the rapper competed in the eighth season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2004- ), where she proved, once again, that no challenge was too big for Lil' Kim.

Relationships

Linwood Jones

Father
Raised Kim and her brother Christopher after his divorce

Christopher Jones

Brother

Ruby Mae

Mother

Biggie Smalls Song

Companion
Aka "Notorious B.I.G." and Biggie Smalls was her mentor and secret lover until his death in March 1997

Milestones

2009

Joined the eighth season of the ABC reality show, "Dancing with the Stars"

2006

Appeared in the BET special, "Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown," which was filmed before Kim headed to jail

2005

Released her fourth album, The Naked Truth, while serving her prison sentence

2003

Released her third critically acclaimed album, La Bella Mafia; earned two Grammy Award nominations

2003

Received another Grammy nomination for her collaboration with singer Christina Aguilera for the song "Can't Hold Us Down," from Aguilera's album Stripped

2002

Played Tina Parker in the comedy film, "Juwanna Man"

2001

Teamed up with Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mýa to remake "Lady Marmalade," which was featured on the Moulin Rouge! film soundtrack

2000

Released second album, The Notorious K.I.M.

1999

Made acting debut in the teen flick, "She's All That"

1999

Launched her own label Queen Bee Entertainment

1998

Modeled for various fashion and pop culture companies, such as Candies, Versace and Baby Phat

1997

Took a brief hiatus from her career after her mentor, Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in Los Angeles

1996

Began a solo career and released the album, Hard Core; earned first Grammy Award nomination for the single "Not Tonight"

1995

Released debut album, Conspiracy with the group; Wallace was featured prominently on the album

1994

Joined the group Junior M.A.F.I.A., which Wallace help promote

Met early mentor, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G.

Bonus Trivia

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On March 17, 2005, Kim was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury about her friends' involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 studios in Manhattan. In July 2005, she was sentenced to a one-year-and-a-day in the Philadelphia Detention Center.

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In May 2006, Debbie Harry released a Lil' Kim tribute song called "Dirty and Deep" in protest of her conviction.

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