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Lil' Kim

Rapper + Actress + Model
Female
Born Jul 11, 1975

Kimberly Denise Jones, known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. As a teenager, Kim would rap for fun, being heavily influenced by other female MC'S like MC Lyte and Lady of Rage. When word got to The Notorious B.I.G. that she could rhyme, he made her perform a freestyle for him on the spot.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1974 Birth Born on July 11, 1974.

TEENAGE

1994 19 Years Old In 1994, B.I.G. was instrumental in introducing and promoting the Brooklyn-based group, Junior M.A.F.I.A., which included Jones, who was only 19 at the time. The group's first and only album, Conspiracy, was released on August 29, 1995 and debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 69,000 copies in its first week of release. … Read More

TWENTIES

1995 - 1996 3 More Events
1997 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Jones promoted Hard Core by performing on P. … Read More
1998 - 2001 4 More Events
In addition, the remake won two MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old On March 4, 2003, Jones released her third studio album, La Bella Mafia. … Read More
…  On August 24, 2004, Jones encouraged others to vote in the United States presidential election through the Rock the Vote campaign. … Read More

THIRTIES

2005 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 17, 2005, Jones was convicted of three counts of conspiracy and one count of perjury for lying to a Federal grand jury about her and her friends' involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 studios in Manhattan. … Read More
On March 9, 2006, BET premiered the show Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, which was filmed before Jones headed to prison. … Read More
2007 - 2008 4 More Events
On March 10, 2009, the song "Girls" by Korean singer Seven featuring Jones was released through digital stores as his U.S. debut single. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 16, 2010, the Ludacris song "Hey Ho", which featured Jones and Lil Fate, was released as a promo single for his seventh studio album Battle of the Sexes.
Jones released her second mixtape, Black Friday, on February 14, 2011. … Read More
On Valentine's Day, 2012, Jones released the song "If You Love Me" produced by "Prince Saheb" of Knockout Entertainment as a gift to her fans. … Read More
On March 6, 2013, Jones returned to Rap Fix Live and revealed that Bangladesh would be executive producing her album with her, and that she had signed a business deal with former Chairman and CEO of EMI Records, Charles Koppelman. however Bangladesh later stated in an interview that "didn't think it was going to work out."

FORTIES

On January 17, 2014, Canadian make-up artist and photographer Samantha Ravndahl filed a lawsuit against Jones, claiming that Jones had stolen an image from her Reddit page to use for her "Dead Gal Walking" single artwork. … Read More
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