According To Lil Kim, She’s A “Spanish Girl Trapped In A Black Girl’s Body”
It’s no secret that Lil Kim has struggled with her appearance throughout the years, and unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Recently, in an undated video that surfaced on social media, the rapper left many even more confused than they were before about how she identifies herself. “I’m a Spanish girl trapped in a black girl’s body,” she said. “But I’m all mixed up, girl.”
Her words are a reminder of her 2000 interview with Newsweek where she finally divulged where some of her insecurities came from that led her to multiple plastic surgeries. “Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking,” she admitted. “You know, the long-haired type. Really beautiful women [who] left me thinking, ‘How I can I compete with that?’ Being a regular black girl wasn’t good enough.”
After receiving backlash about the video, Kim spoke out saying, “Why is there controversy though? I don’t understand.” “People are stupid… At the end of the day I grew up around nothing but Latinas and Latino men in my family and in my life. I don’t give a f**k either. I’m very familiar with the culture and I’m very familiar with other cultures. Maybe that’s how I was feeling that day too. Sometimes I just identify with other cultures. Which is a good thing. My daughter is also half Latina, and I don’t think that’s by chance,” she continued.