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.
WOW! KIM YOU WAS HIDING THAT REALLY KIM??? YOU WAS SCARED THEY WAS GONNA CATCH YOU HUH??? TRYING TO GO BEHIND PEOPLE BACK AND DO SHIT YOUR WAY SEE THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM YOU DON'T FUCKING LISTEN SOMETIMES. THIS IS WHY YOU SO FUCK UP NOW..SHOULD HAVE STAY YOUR ASS OFF DANCEING WITH THE STARS & OUT OF JAIL
FUCKING STUPID YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD US THIS INSTEAD OF WAITING YOU DUMB BITCH
truth hurts your stupid as fuck your brain is like a peanut on steroids go clean ur attitude up get off here if u aint for queen bee but then again haters like u keep her buzzzing and then hahahah dumb fuck
by barbieslayer @ 22 Mar 2012 05:19 pm
@a real kim fan @Truth Hurts is just a dumb bitch...pay her no mind!
by barbieslayer @ 22 Mar 2012 05:45 pm
@Truth Hirts Yup I Said It DUMB BITCH hang it BUM BITCH! low class! hey slayer hey slayer no cash i got the doh but bitch you aint getting none. i got money and you aint got none. im the best and you the worst. where i hit you...the shit hurts.
by barbieslayer @ 22 Mar 2012 05:46 pm
im good your a jerk im the best your the worst.
by jamal @ 22 Mar 2012 05:54 pm
@barbieslayer you know who it is rite hatin? Lol i rest my case haters stop worrying about kim and what she do damnnnnnn!!!! This shit old and played the fuck out!
by REALTALK @ 22 Mar 2012 07:18 pm
LISTEN YOU IGNORANT BITCH: KIM HAD A GAG ORDER ON HER ALONG WITH THE CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS/COURT ORDERS AGAINST HER. IF YOU PULLED YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR AS YOU WOULD HAVE HEARD HER EXPLAIN IT IN NUMEROUS OTHER INTERVIEWS.
YALL SO FUKIN DUMB AND SLOW ITS CRAZY HOW EVERY MF DAT COMEMNT ON DIS IS A HATEIN ASS BITCH IF U AINT GOT SHYT TOO SAY DEN WATS YO POINT OF COMMENT ON IT JUST TOO HAVE SUMTHING TOO TALK ABOUT HUH..U TOO BUSY SUKIN ON NICKI MINAJ ASS ANYBODY DAT HAD SUMTHING BAD TOO SAY ABOUT LIL KIM SHE AINT WORRY ABOUT YO BUMMY ASS CUZ AT THE END OF THE DAY SHE DA ONE GETTIN MONEY WHY YALL BUM ASS ON HERE ALL MAD AND SHYT BUT THEN AGAIN U CHECKIN FOR LIL KIM SO STFU AND MOVE AROUND AND STOP BRINGIN UP NICKI MINAJ NAME DIS AINT GOT SHYT TOO DO WIT HER SO STFU ANY REAL ASS FAN OF LIL KIM KNOWS LIL KIM WILL KILL NICKI IN RAPPIN YALL THINK SHE CANT CUZ ITS A NEW CHICK IN THE GAME SO STFU
Ok...we know all this already...I want Universal who has QB on they roster 2 get shit moving in high gear!!! Rip the Runway was a giant step in the right direction...but want Kim back on her Notorious K.I.M grind!
WE need an album with Hardcore & Naked Truth Tracks...We need the Price of Loyalty Book to drop...We need mag covers!
Time is ticking...and WE want Lil' Kim to 2 be the last Bitch standing PERIOD!
The Notorious O.N.E "Just because U got a head start that don't make U the strongest...He who burns last...burns the longest!" K.I. Til I DIE!
by jamal @ 22 Mar 2012 08:30 pm
Yo if u dont fuck wit kim WHY ARE U WORRIED ABOUT HER ALBUM???? you like yuckmouth go that hoes site,this about kim and she aint worried about yucky and her,stains so give it up its played out the hatin on kim!!! The haters love to watch everything kim do then hate on her get a life!!
by TAY @ 22 Mar 2012 08:39 pm
Im still riding witt yu kim & BlackFriday Mixtape still my shit..
a little to late for excuses mama we as fans knew all about this she crazy and lazy with all this new technology in the air there are so many ways to get music to yo fans lazy lier
by barbieslayer @ 22 Mar 2012 11:03 pm
@Jamal yeah I know who it is hating. my mouth can get ahead of me sometimes especially when it comes to my sweetheart lil Kim!
by TRUTH 101 @ 22 Mar 2012 11:34 pm
I'M DONE, BEYOND OVER THESE NICKI "THE FRAUD/PUPPET/SLAVE" MINAJ STANS!!! NICKI MINAJ AS AN [INDUSTRY PUPPET] I REPEAT AN [INDUSTRY] PUPPET! DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT IS? LOOK IT UP! READ! SHE HAS NO TALENT & SHE IS [ONLY] IN THE INDUSTRY TO PUSH THE ILLUMINATI'S AGENDA! SHE IS A PAWN, A SLAVE, TO DUMB DOWN SOCIETY AKA HER FANS & SINCE HER TARGET RATE IS MOSTLY YOUNG... SHE'S GETTING IN YOUR MINDS (WHILE YOU ARE STILL DEVELOPING & EMOTIONALLY GROWING) TO ACT A CERTAIN WAY & REBEL ETC ETC ETC
SO... JOKES ON YOU & YOUR SMALL MINDED ASSES!!!
STOP COMING TO A LIL' KIM SITE TO [HATE] WHEN KIM IS WORKING HER ASS OFF, ALLOWING HERSELF TO GROW WITH GOD'S GLORY! NOT PRAISING THE "BAPHOMET" LIKE NICKI MINAJ & ALL THOSE OTHER NO TALENT GIMMICK HAVING INDUSTRY PUPPETS!
INSTEAD OF "PRAISING" A FRAUD Y'ALL SHOULD OPEN A BOOK & RESEARCH & WORK ON BEING AN INDIVIDUAL! 'CAUSE THE WAY YOUR SIMPLE ASSES ARE GOING... YOUR TIME WILL BE SHORT ON THIS EARTH. AND I [HOPE] GOD HAS MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.
by MICHAEL @ 23 Mar 2012 12:36 am
TEAM KIM, NEW HD QUALITY VIDEO OF KIM IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK! FROM @FLACCCITYPAPARAZZI
KIM WENT OFF ON TWITTER TODAY BECAUSE APPARENTLY BLOGS R SAYIN SHE WOULD CO HOST SUCKER FREE SUNDAY W/LIL CEASE, SHE WASNT AWARE, & HE ISNT ACCORDING TO DJ ENVY S SEPERATE INTERVIEW WAS DONE W/LIL CEASE ON HIS OWN TIME!
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER FOR MORE @INKANPRINCE
by TRUTH @ 23 Mar 2012 05:20 am
LIL KIM DON'T NEED TO DROP A ALBUM SHE IS THE QUEEN OF ALL QUEENS... NIKKI HAS TO DROP OF ALBUM, NIKKI WANTS TO BE A LEGEND SO SHE HAS TO FIGHT, LIL KIM ALREADY MADE HER MARK HER LOGO IS SICK!!! LIL KIM IS THE SHIT!! QUEEN BEE
by DaHotNig @ 23 Mar 2012 06:43 am
I agree with TRUTH! lil kim is THE SHIT....from a camel's ass
You thirst whores believe anything brittle nap says which is why she is a failure and so are her fans. Have a great day!
by THAT ONE @ 23 Mar 2012 06:56 am
WELL SAID TURTH 101
by typerude @ 23 Mar 2012 07:46 am
nikc jr album is just a thing,not a classic!grammer the word article!kim and jay coming
by rhino @ 23 Mar 2012 08:45 am
"No matter what you do, you cant take the hood out me, people been around me for years don't know shit about me," - lilkim - this is who I am.
KEYS TO THE CITY IS HOT...ANOTHER HIT... LETS GET IT LIL KIM!!!!
by jamal @ 23 Mar 2012 04:21 pm
LILKIM FT.JEEZY KEYS TO THE CITY STRAIGHT FIRE!!!!!!!!!! NO BULLSHIT HERE THE SONG A STRAIGHT BANGER!!!!!!
by lady o @ 23 Mar 2012 04:31 pm
LOVESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTTTT LOL QUEN BEE 4 LIFEEEEEEE
by KingB101 @ 23 Mar 2012 04:35 pm
"It's Like Surgery, Operations On The Table!". Kimmy Blanco! Yo she shittin' on the haters! eeeehhhhh! "Keys To the City", a fucken masterpiece banger! Queen Bee is back! frauds, poser, wannabe's, imposters hide under a mothafucken rock! the Queen shittin' on ya hoes!
by MICHAEL @ 23 Mar 2012 04:41 pm
KEYS TO THE CITY "I got that cocaine flow like gizelda, every sentence I speak is paraphernalia..." BY LIL KIM
kim come on.now yall know this shit aint gonna get no play on the radio.just like that corny ass if u love me song didn't get no play.danm i miss the old kim.i think its cause her beats aint on point is the reason i dont like what she's been putting out and that danm autotun
by THAT ONE @ 23 Mar 2012 06:39 pm
SORRY REALTALK CANT PLEASE EVERYONE LOL, I LOVE IT CANT STAY IN A BOX, YOU HAVE TO GROW UP SOMETIME, CANT STAY THE SAME