Lil’ Kim Reflects on Her Remarkable Career for XXL’s Legends Cover Series
Lil' Kim is the ultimate representation that royalty reigns supreme in hip-hop. The Queen Bee has been a leader in the game for three decades. From classic albums like Hard Core to inspiring many of the women rapping today, the multiplatinum-selling MC continues to get the respect she deserves. In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of hip-hop this summer, Lil' Kim graces XXL's Legends cover, a digital series celebrating some of the most impactful artists in hip-hop’s history.
"Everyone calls me an icon, and it’s an honor to me," she shares in her XXL interview. "It makes me smile. It makes me happy to know that people look at me that way because I never really saw that for myself, but it just happened organically, and this is my place in hip-hop."
Watch Lil' Kim discuss her career highlights and read her XXL digital cover story below.