Lil Kim is Fashion Icon because she is fearless when it comes to her style, she pushed the boundaries of what was accepted as a female rapper in the nineties.
She was the first to wear Versace & Chanel Bangs, along with making colored wigs trendy. Below are some of her looks.
Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or July 11, 1975), known by her stage name Lil’ Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home.
In her teens, Jones would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by actress/singer Diana Ross, and fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. Performing a freestyle rap for The Notorious B.I.G. got her music career start in 1995 with his group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated two top 20 singles in the United States.
Lil’ Kim arriving at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City
Throughout her career, Jones has sold over 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide as a solo artist, and a further 8 million records with Junior M.A.F.I.A. She is often referred by media and critics as the “Queen of Hip-Hop“, “Queen of Rap” and “Rap Goddess” due to her achievement and heavy impact in female rap industry.
Her songs “No Time“, “Big Momma Thang” and “Ladies Night” were listed on Complex Magazine’s “The 50 Best Rap Songs By Women”, at number 24, 13 and 7, respectively. Crush On You, It’s All About the Benjamins and Money, Power, Respect appear on VH1’s “The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs”. In 2012, Lil’ Kim was honorably listed on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women In Music” list at number 45, the second highest position for a solo female hip-hop artist.
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