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Suit/Countersuit: Lil Kim Sued For $15 Million By Former Business Partner After She Sues For $1 Million
One of Lil Kim’s former business partners, Andrew Ro, is suing her for $15 million for “abuse of control, gross mismanagement, corporate waste and other misconduct” involving their company International Rock Star Corp. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the rapper stopped taking calls or showing up when there were lucrative business deals on the table. “Ro also alleges that Kim transfered company assets to herself or other parties without regard for IRS’ best interests,” says the Today show website. (IRS stands for International Rock Star Corp. We all know that no one is going to mess with the Internal Revenue Service.)
More detail from TMZ: “Andrew Ro says his company, International Rock Star Corp, inked a licensing deal with Kim back in August 2012 and planned to roll out a slew of products, including a perfume line, clothing line, vodka drink, energy drink, Steve Madden shoe line and even a honey maker.” But Lil Kim stopped participating with the company.
Last month, Lil Kim sued her lawyer, Sunny Barkats, and Ro for $1 million for what she says were endorsement deals she wasn’t paid for. She says she was “tricked” into signing a deal that would hand over 44 percent of the endorsement money to Barkats and Ro, according to E! Online. There are also allegations of negligence and work done at Kim’s expense thrown in. Basically, everyone needs to better vet their business partners before going in knee deep with them. Moreover, some of these issues sound like a failure to communicate.
Let’s see who gets what in this case.
Call It A Comeback? Lil Kim Drops It Low And Shows Fans She’s Still Got It At NYC Concert; Kicks It Backstage With Her “Wifey,” Rihanna
For anybody who was wondering, yes, Lil Kim does love her some catsuits. Preferably ones that are shiny and/or colorful and showcase her curves. But on another note, to answer another question, yes, Lil Kim can still rock the microphone like she never left it.
The pint-sized rapper had a show at the Gramercy Theater this past weekend for Hot 97, and for the packed house, she got everybody hype with a mix of her classic jams and some new joints she has done recently, including a song called “Twisted” that she has with her protege, Tiffany Foxx. Feeling the love, she took to her Twitter after the show to send her fans some love:
“Thank you to everyone who came out to the Gramercy Theater last night !!!!!! Y’all kept it #1hunnit.”
Word on the street is that she’s working on a new album, her first studio album since The unclothed Truth in 2005. When it finally hits stores, it will allegedly be something of a follow-up to her debut, called Hard Core 2: All Hail the Queen. If she can focus on getting back to just rhyming, no beefing with folks and no auto-tune (I wasn’t really feeling “If You Love Me“) , it should be dope!
“On the way to see my b***h rihanna!!!!! #diamondsworldtour”
She also wrote this as the caption to the photo of the two hugged up below:
“Me and my wifey @badgalriri @rihanna !!!!!! !!!! I’m in love!!!”
When artists have beef with each other, the easiest way to let the other person know what’s up is to put it in a song. Many of the rappers and singers who made this list have been known to cause controversy and have no problem speaking their mind. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable and funny beefs in hip hop.
Before there was Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Lil Mama, Remy Ma, Rye Rye or Kid Sister…before there were iPods, wireless Internet or digital music stores…there was the golden age of hip-hop; where female rappers such as Yo-Yo, Lady of Rage, Roxanne Shante, Da Brat, Mia X and Jean Grae were a mainstay on the scene-always delivering enthusiasm, originality and wisdom in a verse. They rapped persuasively apart, and also came together to make masterful collaborations (ex. Ladies Night and Ladies First). Of course, none of this is to say that present day female artists aren’t throwing down in the studio, but that back-in-the-day, raw talent and frill-less music videos could go a long way, especially when you already have the qualifying skills to be regarded as a true rap/hip-hop legend.
Queen Latifah is inarguably one of the most highly regarded female emcees of all time. She had a powerful, even flow that made audiences want to stop and listen. In her heyday, she produced energetic songs that were socially and politically conscious, often dwelling on gender issues and street violence. She gave us classics like “U.N.I.T.Y,” “Just Another Day,” “Ladies First,” and “Come Into My House”.
Sometimes celebrities make it hard to get on their team. These stars’ recent comments have left their fans confused between the crazy advice, rants and shade that have come out on Twitter, in interviews and on the streets. Here’s the best of the best.
With a new Rihanna-like haircut and a signature “tongue out the mouth” pose, Miley Cyrus has been photographed with more rappers than Debra Lee at a BET awards show. This isn’t new though, Miley has always loved her rappers (even though she shouted Jay-Z out in a song despite never having listened to his music. Oops.) Yes, she has a boyfriend, but where is he? From Juicy J to Pharell, check out this list of rappers Miley Cyrus might be dating in 2013.
The end of 2012 was all for Juicy J due to his smash hit, “Bandz A Make Her Dance”. Miley must be getting the memo because she’s been photographed all over instagram with the former (or recent) member of 3 6 Mafia. Bandz might make Miley Dance this spring.
If you’re still wearing cornrows on a consistent basis in 2013, I’m not saying you’re dead wrong, but you might want to think about letting all that go. How about a haircut? Locs? Hell, even Snoop Dogg had to move on to a new style at some point. In all honesty, we all have sat in someone’s chair or between someone’s legs and let them give us an Alicia Keys makeover circa 2001. And maybe we didn’t look as good with them as we thought we did (I for one have a head too damn large for that look and learned that it wasn’t for me with the quickness…), but at least nobody had to see them but a few of our friends and family. Sadly, we all had to see these celebs and their braid fails over the years, and while some tried to hold on as long as they could, they all eventually left the style behind…Good move.
You know Wendy Williams. She never shies away from throwing shade at any celebrity she can. It’s all for the ratings boo. The latest celeb to come under attack is none other than the Queen B, Lil Kim. In promotion of her Hot Topics segment, Wendy tweeted a video of her talking about Lil Kim’s dramatic transformation, through what she claims is plastic surgery. Here’s the picture. And it’s not a flattering one.
Well, naturally she @ mentioned Lil Kim. And she did not appreciate it. She had this to say to Wendy in response.
This is the picture Lil Kim put up as evidence that Wendy toyed with her image for ratings. Perhaps Lil Kim has not seen the thousands of other “photoshopped” pics of her floating around the net…but I digress.
Then Lil Kim went for the jugular, exposing a bit of personal information about the talk show host.
Apparently, Lil Kim is not playing with Wendy anymore.
Though Wendy has yet to respond to Lil Kim, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not she addresses Lil Kim’s accusation on her show tomorrow. What do you think about the one-sided beef between Wendy and Kim?
Lil Kim is sick and tired of people taking advantage of her and trying to make fun of her. In fact, she’s not taking it anymore.
On Friday, Kim filed a $1 million lawsuit against her former lawyer and his business partner over shady business practices, that according to the NY Daily News.
In the suit filed in New York, Kim claims that Sunny Barkats convinced her to sign into contracts that gave Barkats and his partner, Andrew Ro, a 44 percent stake in a company that would license her brand names (likely “Lil Kim,” “Queen Bee” and others).
While it hasn’t been released about when she signed into this deal, Kim said she figured out something was wrong in December 2012; however, Barkats wouldn’t let her out of the deal. For his part, Barkats said the lawsuit is frivolous and just a way for Kim to get out of the contracts.
In other Kim news… the 38 year old rapper let loose on the paparazzi and bloggers whom she claims are trying to ruin her image by photoshopping images of her.
On Wednesday, Kim made an appearance on MTV’s RapFix Live with Sway to promote her new artist, Tiffany Foxx. Of course, the blogs got hold of pictures of Kim as she was coming and going and posted them with some “harsh” criticism of how she looks. Well, according to Kim, the pictures made her look lighter, bigger and just all around different…and she was steaming. Like, all celebs, Kim took to Twitter to air it all out:
I mean, okay, most of us actually have seen pictures of Kim that makes her look a lot worse than she actually does. But unfortunately, she’s the one whose made so many alterations to her face that people just feel the need to play around with her looks now. However, Kim has a right to be mad if she’s made to look terribly different.
Oh Kim, it’ll be okay girl.
We can’t possibly be the only ones who’ve noticed the Notorious K.I.M has been looking less and less like Kimberly Denise Jones from Brooklyn, NY, as the days go by. First it was just a nose job, then maybe some butt implants, then came the cheek implants, lip contouring, and the most egregious of all, skin bleaching. After catching Kim out and about recently, we couldn’t help but wonder when and how she got to this point — not to mention why — so we took a little stroll down memory lane to see the unnatural progression of Lil Kim’s physical transformation. And here it is in pictures and nothing more. We’ll let you all provide the commentary for this shadeless picture book.