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Lil' Kim Loves Philly Back

In yet another key endorsement of Philadelphia, the sixth borough, rapper with a record Lil' Kim has issued a press release from federal prison here, saying her fellow inmates are "all cool people."

Lil' Kim Loves Philly Back

Lilkim_1In yet another key endorsement of Philadelphia, the sixth borough, rapper with a record Lil' Kim has issued a press release from federal prison here, saying her fellow inmates are "all cool people."

It was not know how city tourism officials were going to play this endorsement. There were unconfirmed reports of hurried phone calls to set up a celebratory party at Cuba Libre.

More from Kim, who happens to have a new CD out Tuesday:

"I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I am in good spirits and I will be fine," Kim said in the statement. "Contrary to the rumors, I am in general population at FDC and I have adjusted to the facility and to my fellow inmates who are all cool people. Each day, I read, sharpen my focus and grow. Of course, I wish I could be out to celebrate the release of my new album this week, The Naked Truth but instead, I am looking to take advantage of this time to work on my personal development. Thank you to all for your continued support."

We're delighted to be able to follow that development in Lil' Kim's blog, although it's not clear she has 24-7 Internet access while doing a year and a day for federal fibbing. Someone is helping her post, apparently.

Her blog reports there were rumors that she was harassed by fellow inmates and sent to solitary. Not true!

The blog helpfully quotes her lawyer, J. Londell McMillan, saying,

"I was amazed at just how good Kim looked on my two visits to see her in prison last week. Even in a jumpsuit, Kim still has the style and swagger of a star.

Kim respects her inmates and they respect her. She will turn this experience into a positive reality for herself as well as her fans and community. She is evolving into a remarkable person of faith and courage."

Citizen Mom
Posted 09/30/2005 10:56:31 AM
"I am looking to take advantage of this time to work on my personal development."

Hey, it's Camp Big Mama Queen Bee! Like a retreat, really, except without the hair extensions.
TrekMedic251
Posted 10/03/2005 10:33:28 PM
Hopefully, that c**t's cellmates go by the nicknames "Strap-On" and "Butch!"
Tidewateralive
Posted 01/15/2006 08:23:37 PM
Lil' Kim Exposed Again in BET's Lil' Kim: The Countdown to Lockdown


Black Entertainment Television executives Tuesday defended a new reality series about rap diva  as she prepares to go to prison, saying the show didn't glorify her situation.

After promoting "Lil' Kim: The Countdown to Lockdown" as presenting the real Kimberly Jones - "her words, her life, her way" - the network officials backpedaled a bit when asked whether promoting her as going to jail "mouth shut and head held high" was tacitly approving her silence and perjury regarding the shootout involving her friends and some rivals.

"It's a very serious look at her life and her choices, and the consequences of those choices," said Reginald Hudlin, the filmmaker who joined BET as its new entertainment president last summer. The program would not, he assured, take either the subject or the sentence - Lil' Kim was sentenced to a year and a day - lightly.

Lil Kim
Posted 04/20/2006 10:38:54 AM
Lil kim is the best and i dont care what people think, we all make mistakes so let her learn by hers. Read all about lil kim with information on lyrics, music and lil kim biography.

Lil Kim biggest fan
Posted 04/27/2006 11:22:43 AM
Lil Kim is my favorite rapper in the wrld. She da baddest female rapper in the game all these otha chicks wanna be like her but dey can fall back.I love her so much and its all good dat she in jail but dey cant keep a good bitch down. She was holdin her squad down dats y she lied and in the hood u git mad respect fa dat . Well be waitin 4 her wen she git out da pen Keep ya head up my nigg
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