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In this day and age where a celebrity’s every move can be well chronicled, somehow these celebrities managed to surprise us all by popping up pregnant out of nowhere. No announcement, no save the date, just them, the red carpet, and a baby bump.
Lil Kim reigned as the Queen Bee of rap in the late 90’s. Although her career took a nosedive following a jail stint for lying under oath, the diminutive star still managed to release new music. She may not be the hottest female rapper around anymore but the Brooklyn emcee will have a new title to her name. Lil Kim popped up at an event during New York Fashion Week earlier this month with a big bun in the oven. She’s a few months into the pregnancy and her boyfriend and daddy to be Mr. Papers revealed she is having a baby boy.
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Lil Kim is about to be a mother, and the fella claiming to be responsible for this new blessing in the Queen Bee’s life is a rapper named Mr. Papers. From what we can see so far, he’s clearly not as shy as she is about revealing the details of her pregnancy. We told you late last week that after news came out that Kim was pregnant (and she looks quite far along even though she said she was just a few months in), her on-again, off-again love, Mr. Papers, took to social media to retweet messages of congratulations and positivity from friends, and to basically say that he’s the daddy, even though Kim hasn’t said yes or no to any of this. He even went as far as to speak to the folks of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show recently to confirm that he’s the daddy (“They talkin’ about me, I heard, I heard…That’s my baby”), and to reveal a bit about himself and his child on the way with the petite lyricist (AND to also promote a new single…).
When asked what names he and Kim were considering (his real name is Peoples Hernandez by the way), he said that they didn’t have one particular name ready to go, but even if they did, they wouldn’t speak on that so soon. “I don’t know yet I don’t really want to give that to the world yet, you know what I mean? But we gon’ let ya’ll know soon. We not gon’ hold it for too long.”
He also revealed what we told you last week–this is not his first child. He’s already the father of an adorable little boy you can catch on his Instagram from time to time. “That’s my little prince! I got a little son. He’s four years old, and his name is Jeremiah.”
And he also touched on whether or not he still has a relationship with Lil Kim. He says that they’re a couple and he considers her more than just a girlfriend. “We together, brotha. Everything is good. You know how they like to talk. Ain’t nothing. We together, that’s my wife, and that’s my baby.”
He even spilled some beans on a possible birth date and gender, saying that the little one will be repping for the geminis out there, possibly making an entrance into this world in late May, or early June, meaning Kim is quite far along.
“He gon’ be a gemini though, know what I mean? But I don’t want to give you all that information, you know? But he gon’ be a gemini.”
Glad to see he’s so enthusiastic about fatherhood with Kim, but I would love to hear what she has to say about him sharing all this information on her behalf. We’ll have to wait and see. But check out his interview with the folks of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show below and share your thoughts.
It’s the news that came out of left field and shocked everyone: Lil Kim is pregnant! The 39-year-old, who will turn 40 in July, is expecting her first child. Now everyone is wondering who the father is. One fella, her most recent love, Mr. Papers, has stepped forward to say that it’s him on social media. He has retweeted congrats from friends and industry folks, retweeting stories about the pregnancy and even saying, “I heard everybody looking for me ?????????????????” earlier today. The two started dating in spring 2012, and it’s unclear if they’re back together after word was that they split late last year. Kim hasn’t let folks know whose baby she’s having, and dude could be looking for attention (he did Tweet out his email…), but we thought we’d give you a glimpse into the world of her on-again, off -again boo, Mr. Papers.
Rapper Kimberly “Lil’ Kim” Jones shocked the world when she showed up at The Blonds Fashion Week after-party in New York City sporting a huge baby bump last night! Yes, that’s right, the 39-year-old self-proclaimed Queen B is pregnant with her first child!
“I’m so excited! I’m a few months along, I can’t wait to be a mom!” she excitedly told Us Weekly.
The happy mom-to-be also took the stage to perform at the event and announced her über obvious pregnancy to partygoers.
“I’m a mom, but I can turn it up a little!” she reportedly said as she rubbed her belly.
During her performance, she also paid tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G.
“It’s also going to be Biggie’s birthday and the anniversary of his death soon so we [as she points to her belly] love you.”
Though she’s expecting her little bundle in just a few short months, the Brooklyn native says that she doesn’t have plans of transforming her image or slowing down anytime soon.
“I’m still going to work,” she continued. “I’m still going to be hardcore. The baby has made me even more of a beast!”
So far there’s been no word on who the father of her unborn child is, as Kim is opting to keep his identity private at this time. This is major news that hardly anyone saw coming.
“I miss the old Kim” is a statement frequently made by 90s hip-hop lovers and most times, they aren’t just referring to her catchy hooks and feisty punchlines. Anyone with eyes assumed that she has had a bit of cosmetic work done on her face. Some would say that she’s barely recognizable. It’s unclear whether or not she has regrets about her drastic change in appearance, but it does seem to be a rather touchy subject for the Brooklyn rapper.
“No disrespect, no shade, but I’m not going to answer [that] question,” Kim when asked about the media’s fixation on her face during an interview wit Rolling Out. “I think that’s kinda corny. I don’t know how to answer that. That’s not a question I would answer,” she continued.
The pint-sized powerhouse added that the only thing she will say in response to questions about her appearance is that she’s “blessed.”
“I’m blessed. That’s all I can say. And I am who I am.”
What she was willing to discuss, however, was her current thoughts about finding love and possibly getting married.
“If it happens, it happens,” said Kim. “I’m not going to fight it. At the end of the day, I feel like I can have both.”
Do you think people should lay off discussing Kim’s appearance?
Growing up we did not have a Miley who twerked or a Nicki Minaj who dropped bars between her numerous alter egos. We had Kim, who will forever reign as the original Queen Bee. Lil Kim, as we affectionately remember her, took hip hop by storm with her ear-phone-wearing-when-parents-are-around lyrics and most importantly, frank sexuality. Never once did she apologize for her identity and in a recent interview with Rolling Out Magazine, Lil Kim reminds us she was always a star in her own lane therefore, igniting the blueprint many female MCs use today. Check out the highlights from her Q&A:
How she balances being an artist and businesswoman
“That’s something I was born with. When you’re born with talent, you also have the talent to conduct your own business. With me, that’s how it is. I just know how to turn it on and off. I just know what I want from myself. In my field, I am the blueprint of what I do. I’ve always starred in my own lane.”
What Her Legacy Means To Her
“No disrespect, no shade, but I’m not going to answer [that] question because I think that’s kinda corny,” she says adamantly. “I don’t know how to answer that.”
What she regrets about her career
“I’m pretty sure everybody in the industry — and in life, period — has things that they feel like they would do over, but I don’t really regret much in my life. There are certain things that I would do over — and certain things that I would do differently. [But] the things that I go through and the things that I’ve gone through have become a major part of who I am today.”
Fears about becoming stagnant in the music industry
“I’m a real artist. I [have] basically been in the game for a minute, [so it’s] where I feel like it’s time to go to [another] level in my career. I think every artist has that moment — if you’re a real artist. I care about what I do, so in different things [you’re] always concerned about your next step — but that doesn’t stop me from taking it.”
Her plans on creating new music
“I just think that my fans — not even just my fans, but even potentially new fans — are ready to hear some new Lil’ Kim music and everyone knows that … I put a lot of my reality into my music [that] people can identify with. People are ready to hear real rap — real s— coming from a female. Because I’ve always been different, no matter what. My music has always been very sexual and very pro-women. Now I get to do that through my new artists. I have my label coming out, which makes me very driven. “
If We will ever see her on reality television
“I never say ‘never,’ but I don’t look at television shows or reality shows and say ‘I want to be on this show,’ Not really. I’m more so into just watching them for entertainment purposes.”
Her relationship with Diddy
“Puffy called me one day and he tracked me down through some people I knew,” she says of how this latest endeavor together came about. “[He said] ‘No matter what, you’re going to always be my sister.’ We always go through things like that. At the end of the day, we’re tied to each other through B.I.G.’s estate and B.I.G.’s iconic, historic legacy.”
What do you think?
Hip-hop is still a young artform, which means there is still a long way to go when it comes to giving respect where it is due. The women of hip-hop on the mic, in the studio, writing bars and battle rapping often don’t get the respect and recognition they deserve, so we decided to spotlight 15 women who’ve contributed to hip-hop in big ways.
Yo-Yo did her thing in the ’90s when she was featured on Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album for “It’s a Man’s World.” Her debut album Make Way for the Motherlode in 1990 gained popularity with the single “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo.” Although she didn’t receive mainstream success she continued to release albums that were authentic and true hip-hop. In 1992 she released her second album, Black Pearl that had a positive message which clashed with the current sound of gangsta rap. She went on to release three other albums and her single ”Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” was ranked number 92 on VH1′s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.
Working on her upcoming mixtape, Hardcore 2K13, Lil Kim was interviewed by XXL on her career, including what she is working on now, and where she thinks she stands amongst the female rappers of yesteryear and today. One major point the Notorious K.I.M. brought up that has people talking, is the reality that women in Hip-Hop just can’t seem to get along like they used to. Kim, of course, had a public beef with Nicki Minaj, and was called out on Twitter by Azealia Banks (who doesn’t get along with too many folks in general), so she knows what she’s talking about. Check out what Lil Kim had to say about all that, and why she’s still the queen:
Why Women Rappers Don’t Collaborate Like They Used To:
You have other women out there who want to be by themselves. They don’t get the art of unity and what inspired that. You can’t come in the game and think, Oh, okay, I’m going to be the only one out here. I don’t want to stand in the line with no other chicks.” It’s still a struggle because when a woman makes it to the top, it wasn’t like that when we were out. When we made it to the top, the real divas—me, Missy, Eve—we had no problem standing in a line. Look, let’s get this money. We did songs together. We just kept continuously doing it even when we didn’t like each other. We did photo shoots even when we couldn’t stand each other. It was more real. Nowadays, it’s just females are jealous. And they want to act like the girl who is responsible for all this doesn’t exist. That’s whack [sic]. That’s real corny, but things will change. That’s the one thing for certain—two things for sure. Things will change.
Where She Thinks She Stands In The Female Rap Game:
I am definitely the queen. I definitely see myself as the queen. I am the one who made it possible for females to be s*xy. That’s just the bottom line. And still rap hard with the fellas. Period.
If She Feels Like She Deserves More Respect Than She Gets At This Point:
I don’t give a f**k. It’s whatever. At this point, it is what it is. The streets made me. They stay at me. There’s nothing that’s gonna take away from my legacy. I’m sorry. It is what it is. I’m dying this way. With the crown on my head, nobody can take nothing away from me. It is what it is. I am who I am. Bottom line.
She made some interesting points, folks. But I think the reality is, she feels this way because there are less female lyricists getting shine and doing there thing right now. There were lots more in the ’90s, so if you didn’t get along with one or two (for instance, like she didn’t get along with Foxy Brown), you didn’t feel so alienated. But now, it’s just Nicki and a few other folks, and Kim is trying to stay afloat, so the petty squabbles stand out more. Well, now you see why folks miss the ’90s so much.
But what do you think? Share your thoughts below and check out her full interview over at XXL.
Did Lauryn Hill really write “Miseducation”? Is anything about Rick Ross real? We all thought it was tacky when it was reported that Lil’ Kim stole her album art from Canadian makeup artist Samantha Ravndahl, but Kim isn’t the only artist out there with sticky fingers. Some of your favorite tracks, lyrics and even performances have supposedly been stolen from other folks.
Some stars have been with you since puberty or earlier. You might’ve heard one of their well-crafted verses when you experienced your first kiss , or nodded along sadly to one of their well-sung ballads after your first break up. Or, perhaps, you watched a certain film that uplifted you every single time, and you grew fond of the person cast in the lead role. Yes, these artist/actors found a neat place in your heart… that’s why it’s shocking when all of sudden they just disappear from the scene. They were killing it in their heyday, laying down track-after-track of generation defining hits, or they leading astounding roles in incredible movies, then they turned on ghost mode? Some of these celebrities quietly faded to into the background, while others disgracefully slide into oblivion, like Lindsay Lohan.
Tiger Woods was at the top of the world of golf for a long time, before it was discovered that Woods was spreading his seed around to every cheap piece of flesh that would have him, which ultimately destroyed his career, his marriage and his life. The Tiger days are now over.