Lil ‘Kim finally tells the story of his life.
The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop icon is releasing her first memoir, titled “The Queen Bee,” on November 2, which she recently announced on Instagram.
“IT’S FINALLY HERE !! That’s right, the book Lil ‘Kim The Queen Bee Life Story. I am so excited to announce the release of my memoir in November !! You thought you knew me but you have no idea, ”Lil ‘Kim (real name Kimberly Denise Jones) wrote with a wink emoji.
Written with acclaimed author and journalist Kathy Iandoli, the tome will feature a behind-the-scenes account of the multi-platform rapper’s life and career – from her Brooklyn debut through her teenage years with the Notorious BIG to her trailblazer. solo hip-hop career.
A former writer for AllHipHop.com and other reputable trendy outlets, Iandoli previously published the books “God Save The Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop” and “Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook” with rapper Mobb Deep, Prodigy.
One of the most successful artists of her time, Lil ‘Kim will also talk about her high profile, complex relationships, the misogyny she faced in the music industry, her self-image in the spotlight. and when she finally got her to jail. the book, which will be published by Hachette Book Group – the largest publishing house in France.
“I’m so glad I can finally tell my story after all this time,” the “Magic Stick” lyricist (real name Kimberly Denise Jones) said in a statement. “A lot of people thought they knew Lil ‘Kim’s story, but they have no idea. I am delighted [co-author] Kathy [Iandoli] and I created something special with Hachette Books for my fans.
The 46-year-old mother has already signed a lucrative book deal with Simon & Schuster to write her memoir after her one-year stint at the Philadelphia Detention Center. In 2004, the literary publishing giant canceled the rapper’s contract and demanded his $ 40,000 advance.
“The Queen Bee” will be released in tandem with the 25th anniversary of Lil ‘Kim’s debut solo album, “Hard Core.”
Hachette described the book as “a true page turner from start to finish (who is) just as fierce, empowering and badass as the woman at the heart of this story – and firmly cements her legacy as a true feminist icon.” .
Selling over 30 million singles worldwide and over 15 million albums since its breakthrough in 1994 alongside Brooklyn-born rap collective Junior MAFIA, the former Atlantic Records hitmaker was the protégé and the lover of the last rap boss The Notorious BIG in the 1990s.
With his bold lyrics and sexually explicit character, Lil ‘Kim paved the way for current rap superstars Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
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