Lil’ Kim is just as famous for her ever changing looks as much as her rap songs. On April 24, however, the rapper completely shocked fans when she posted new photos on her Instagram that made her nearly unrecognizable.
The rapper uploaded a photo collage that shows six different selfie images on her Instagram page. Lil’ Kim showed off long blonde tresses, and it is appears that her skin is lighter than normal.
While it seems as though the rapper is pleased with how she currently looks, fans all over social media expressed their disappointment with this latest makeover.
Lil’ Kim has yet to respond to the criticism and has not admitted publicly on what exactly she did to achieve her current look. The rapper has been wearing the blonde hair since February when she made an appearance at Kanye West’s fashion show in New York City.
Three weeks ago, Lil’ Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, participated with Kim Kardashian-West on their own version of a carpool karaoke, which has nothing to do with The Late Late Show host James Corden’s segments for his own show. Lil’ Kim uploaded five short clips on her Instagram.
While Lil’ Kim’s latest transformation is making the waves, fans of the hip-hop artist are still waiting for her to release brand new music. Back in March, Lil’ Kim released a 10-track mixtape called Lil’ Kim Season, which is the most music she has released since her 2005 full album The Naked Truth.
Lil’ Kim took a break from the music world three years ago when her daughter, Royal Reign, was born, as reported in The Daily Beast. Unfortunately, Lil’ Kim ended up in a custody battle over Royal with the child’s father, rapper Mr. Papers, a year after their daughter’s birth, but the case was eventually settled.
Lil’ Kim is determined to make a big comeback to the hip-hop world. Back in February, the rapper told reporters that she would love to collaborate with Kanye West on a future song.
Last year, the 41-year-old appeared at BET Awards to join Puff Daddy and Ma$e on stage for the 20th Anniversary of Bad Boy Records. She will team up with them again in May when they will perform a show to honor late rapper Notorious B.I.G. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Lil’ Kim also did a recent interview with Rolling Stone, where she admitted to using auto-tune and proclaimed that she was one of the first artists to use it in music.
“Everyone needs to go back and remember my older music. I even used auto-tune back when no one even was touching it; I used it on The Notorious K.I.M., on a song called ‘I’m Human.’ I sang on all my albums; this is nothing new to me.”
Lil’ Kim also wants to create music videos from songs featured on Lil’ Kim Season. While Lil’ Kim is promoting her mixtape, no word yet on when she plans on releasing an official studio album with original music.
Meanwhile, fans will have to get used to Lil’ Kim’s latest look. While there’s been a backlash over the latest Instagram selfies, there are some fans that are trying to be supportive of the rapper’s latest face.
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