It’s been a longtime coming for Lil Kim and her forthcoming memoir. Around 2008 the self-proclaimed Queen B was sued by book publishing company Simon & Schuster after she accepted a $40,000 book advance from the company for a memoir that she allegedly never turned in. In 2011, the 39-year-old Brooklyn rapper revealed that she would be giving the book publishing industry another whirl when she announced plans to release an autobiography titled, The Price of Loyalty, and an untitled documentary.
“When I did my [first] book deal they were basically like ‘we want the Kim life story.’ But my lawyers were like ‘no, no, that’s like four different checks, ’cause [my story is] to be continued, to be continued, to be continued,” she told DJ KaySlay during a 2011 interview with Streetsweeper Radio.
Following her initial announcement, not much has been revealed about the memoir. Well, until now, that is. The Jasmine Brand is reporting that Kim recently confirmed that The Price of Loyalty is definitely happening. No artwork for the book has been released yet; however, some Internet reports are suggesting that the book is slated for a November 30, 2013 release, but that has yet to be confirmed. According to a quick description of The Price of Loyalty found on Google Books, Kim will recount stories from her time served in federal prison and the lessons she learned.
“The Grammy Award-winning rap star and actress presents an unstinting personal account of her life before and after her controversial sentence in Philadelphia federal prison, discussing such topics as her early life, her platinum career and her comeback decision to pursue work as an independent artist. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)TV tie-in,” the blurb reads.
In other Lil Kim news, we also hear that she’s gearing up to release her 5th studio album.