Lil Kim released her most recent album The Naked Truth in 2005, and since then the Queen Bee’s throng of faithful fans have been waiting patiently for another full-length studio project. In a new interview which MTV2’s Sucker Free, which will air during the Notorious B.I.G. tribute segment “Sucker Free Presents: Life After Death – 15 Years Later” on Sunday (March 25) the Brooklyn rapper explains why there’s been such a noticeable delay between album releases.
“The wait and the long time was because when I came from prison in 2006 or 2007 I was just unhappy with my label,” Kim began, during her sit down with Sucker Free. “I wanted to get off and I didn’t get released, I wasn’t dropping—I had to pay them. At the end of the day, that takes time; for two years I fought and fought and fought and finally there was a break.”
“During those two years I did my Hollywood thing, doing reality shows, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and all that good stuff,” she continued. “But in between me ‘Dancing with the Stars’ I struck up another deal with Trackmasters and it didnt work out. That took another year or two. And contractually, by the courts, I could not record any music—I wasn’t supposed to put any music out.”
Kim proceeded to explain that she was only allowed to release free projects in the meantime. “Technically Black Friday was a mixtape, so I was able to get away with that but they could’ve come after me if I would’ve put out an album,” she says. “This is something that my fans don’t know, but now you know, legally I was not allowed or able to do music. And I’m not gonna say I’m glad that the lawsuit happened with Trackmsters, but it made me more of a business woman.”
Catch Kim’s full interview during MTV2's “Sucker Free Presents: Life After Death – 15 Years Later” on Sunday March 25 at 11:00PM EST.
New track kim and jezzy is evil the queen is back 2012!!!
by BROOKLYN718 @ 23 Mar 2012 09:31 pm
KEYS TO THE CITY!IT'S A PROBLEM!KIM IS HUNGRY SHE GON EAT SOME BITCHES!GET IT KIM!
by everywherewego @ 23 Mar 2012 10:02 pm
OMG KEYS TO THE CITY IS HOT! LOVE LOVE LOVE KIM!
by destinee @ 23 Mar 2012 10:15 pm
love the new song! YES I'm feeling the style ms kimberly.
by zeta @ 23 Mar 2012 11:03 pm
LIL KIM MAKING MOVES! U MAD?
by rhino @ 23 Mar 2012 11:51 pm
Keys to the city, is just the beginning! "Me and these bird bitches don't mix in....That's why I went to jail for not snitchin...."
by rhino @ 23 Mar 2012 11:56 pm
"Keys to the city" is WAYYYY better than "Roman Reloaded."
by Kali @ 24 Mar 2012 12:08 am
Does anyone know if the song is on iTunes? Didn't Lil Kim say she wanted to collab with Jeezy to be the OFFICIAL SINGLE?? If I'm right, she should of done a proper release with proper promotion. I like the song though
by barbieslayer @ 24 Mar 2012 12:39 am
get off kim nuts...
by barbieslayer @ 24 Mar 2012 12:40 am
Keys To The City is Slaying BTW
by joe @ 24 Mar 2012 01:15 am
damn... this site takes a hot ass minute to update... Keys 2 the city been out for almost 12 hours now... hahaha
by lets be real @ 24 Mar 2012 03:04 am
Got that shit on repeat... it goes thanks kim for giving team kim what we need PURE FIRE hustlers anthem u lil kids no nothin about this shit... this grown folks music recess is over
by jamal @ 24 Mar 2012 05:12 am
Yo this a late ass site didnt even post lilkim ft.youngjeezy keys to the city!! Thank u kim for givin the streets what yhey wanted!!!!
by REALTALK @ 24 Mar 2012 05:28 am
KIM IS CREEPING ON THE BLOCK RIGHT NOW, I KNEW MY BITCH HAD SOME FIRE UP HER SLEEVE! SHE IS JUST GETTING STARTED, IM SO GLAD THE QUEEN IS BACK!!!! NO MORE NURSERY RHYMES IN THIS BITCH
LETS GET ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by bedstuy bandit @ 24 Mar 2012 09:04 am
Str8 FIRE FIRE Goddam.....she s getting hungry again...I'm feeling it Kimmy