Lil' Kim is lighting up the City of Lights – with over 200 carats of Chopard gemstones.
"The Jump Off" rapper hits the stage Monday night in Paris for a private performance following the Ralph & Russo Couture Week show.
The star will show off a Ralph & Russo custom made jumpsuit while covered in 200 carats of jewels from Swiss jeweler Chopard.
Lil' Kim is expected to bring back her old school hits, including "How Many Licks," "Lighters Up," and of course "Lady Marmalade," in the City of Lights.
The private performance will only include 300 VIP guests, including stars Adriana Lima and Sonam Kapoor.
Although the rapper was unable to perform at Essence Festival this past weekend, she will be honored alongside Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, and Salt-N-Pepa on July 11 at VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens.
"It's always a humbling experience and an honor for me," she told PEOPLE, "I just thank God. I feel blessed to have such longevity and just be a major piece of history in the industry. It's a great feeling."
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Posted on 04 Jul 2016 by LilKimZone
Eve Will Host VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens
VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens will be a night for the ages. We’re honoring Salt-N-Pepa featuring Dj Spinderella, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim, which is badass, but wait until you find out who is hosting the show: Eve!
Yes, the Grammy Award-winning rapper will MC the evening, and it makes total sense why. Eve is a hip hop icon with four amazing albums and a slew of hit singles to her name.
Eve hit the scene in 1999 with her debut album Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady, which reached No.1 on both the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums charts. Her 2002 single “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Gwen Stefani was an international hit and earned Eve the inaugural Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. (VH1.com)
Oxygen Dubs Lil Kim The Greatest Female Rapper of All Time
Hip-hop isn't just a man's world. On the new season of Sisterhood of Hip Hop (premiering July 12 at 9/8c), we follow five femcees as they continue the legacy of rap's greatest female performers. From lyrical and conscience to sexy and tough, women run the gamut of artistry. Here are the 10 best female MCs of all time.
1. Lil' Kim
Lil’ Kim called herself the Queen Bee with good reason. The pint-sized rapper learned how to ferociously spit under the legendary Notorious B.I.G.. The Brooklyn native stole the show in Junior M.A.F.I.A. and became a solo star with Hardcore. While female rappers in the ‘80s oftentimes downplayed sexuality, Lil’ Kim was fearless in flaunting it. Whether she was boasting about female satisfaction in "How Many Licks?", showing the world her curves at the MTV Video Music Awards or rocking any number of colorful wigs, Kim brought sexy and glam to hip-hop. — Sowmya Krishnamurthy