Quite often imitated but never duplicated, Rapper/Lil’ Kim covers the latest issue of Kontrol magazine in an unyielding leather ++naval bearing leotard — pieced and accessorized to haute perfection.
The aesthetic covershot was taken with renowned Atlanta-bred photographer, Derek Blanks. After years of reigning as the “Queen B*#$%” — Kimberly Denise Jones confesses her struggle to smile afar upon her Hip-Hop throne; while others have admired her pedestal.
In anticipation of new music from the 4′ ft 11 Brooklyn, NY native — buzzing fans come out in droves when the trend-setting Queen Bee takes center stage on spotty tour dates. Lil’ Kim discusses recent visits across Canada, Arizona, Tanzania, Atlanta [etc..] all while supporting Three Olives royal grape flavoured vodka as their new + first celebrity ad-spokesmodel.
Hailing as one of the most notorious icons in the music and fashion worlds equivocally, Lil’ Kim re-united in the studio as of Wednesday night with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson according to his Twitter. Gut-wrenching to some; these frenemies have a unique chemistry a la “Magic Stick” from her platinum star-studded 2003 LP, La Bella Mafia.
In due time — the fruits from her labor will surely climb the Billboard Rap charts, whether its’ Jay-Z + his ‘Roc-Nation’ or another label as the benefactor — Über-MUSIC fans; suddenly 2011 is looking like pure honey for ‘Lady Marmalade’ herself.