What are you supposed to do when Lil' Kim approaches you in a back room at Enclave nightclub and puts her arm around you?
Not knowing what to do, I kissed the "How Many Licks?" rapper on the cheek. That's not really my style, but I figured that's what she was going for.
Her right arm would remain wrapped around me until her manager told her I was there to interview her, not take a picture with her.
"I just figured you were really friendly," I said, hoping a joke would kill the awkwardness.
Nevertheless, there was an interview to conduct, and quickly (she was in a rush to get on stage for a performance).
"I'm not really focusing on a new album," said Kim, real name Kimberly Jones, a little after 1 a.m. Saturday. "I'm focusing more on singles. I'm dropping a single in July. I'm going to keep dropping singles until I think fans are ready for an album."
Kim, who didn't show any of the attitude you see in her racy music videos, wouldn't confirm reports that she has signed with Jay-Z's Roc Nation record label. "There are a lot of offers on the table right now. It's not a done deal," she said.
Click on the 'read more' link below to read the full interview.
For Kim's upcoming tour dates, visit ticketmaster.com.
YRB was invited to tag along on the set of a Three Olives vodka photo shoot this afternoon, where rapstress Lil' Kim posed with the new “Purple” line – the latest addition to the liquor's 18 signature flavors. Though we've got some nifty behind-the-scenes footage on the way, we got the opportunity to talk with the Queen Bee as she got primped and pampered, kicking back in a studio located in NYC's Meatpacking District. In our exclusive interview, Kim chose not to speak on her recently publicized spar with newcomer Nicki Minaj, but instead opted to talk about her love of all things Three Olives, her upcoming autobiography and why the Queen is about to reclaim her throne this summer with a new single on the way.