Fact: Hip-hop stars Missy Elliott, LIL' KIM and Da Brat are set to reunite onstage at the Soul Train Awards next month (Nov14), 17 years after recording 1997 hit Not Tonight with New York radio DJ-turned-rapper Angie Martinez and the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes. The trio will join forces at the Orleans Arena prizegiving in Las Vegas on 7 November (14), but it won't be the only big reunion at the ceremony - R&B group Jodeci are also set to come together for the first time since 2006.
Tweet: "What a perfect day to share this wonderful news with U. The fab @davidtutera (event planner) is throwing my royal baby shower for my lil' princess 5/10/14!!!" Hip-hop star Lil Kim is planning a royal baby shower for her unborn daughter. The hip-hop star is expecting her first child with her longtime boyfriend, rapper Mr. Papers.
Tweet: "A BIG Happy Birthday to my beautiful baby @MileyCyrus !!!! Love U!!! See U soon!!! Muahhhhhh !!!!" Rapper LIL' KIM wishes Miley Cyrus a happy 21st birthday.
Fact: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim were among the stars who made surprise appearances at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in New Jersey on Sunday (02Jun13). The Hero hitmaker joined R&B singer Miguel to perform their new collaboration #Beautiful, while rappers Minaj and Kim hit the stage with 2 Chainz and Fabolous, respectively. Other artists at the 20th annual event included Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Chris Brown.
Fact: Singer Cyndi Lauper helped her fashion designer pal Betsey Johnson celebrate her 70th birthday in New York City on Tuesday night (11Sep12) by performing at her star-studded bash. The Grammy winner belted out at a rendition of her hit song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, while rapper Lil Kim also stopped by to offer her best wishes. Johnson turned 70 on 10 August (12).
Quote: "I will never forget him and I will think about him every day until I die. I will celebrate him every single day of my life... I have endless love for him and I'll be grateful and thankful to him until my last day. I love him... and will never stop loving him." Rapper LIL' KIM on her everlasting love for slain lover Notorious B.I.G., who was shot and killed in Los Angeles 15 years ago on Friday (09Mar12).
Fact: Rapper Lil Kim has opened a new hair salon in Charlotte, North Carolina. The latest Salon Se Swa opening is the fifth in the style franchise she owns with business partner Katrise Jones.
Fact: Incarcerated rapper LIL' KIM's reality TV show LIL' KIM: COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN is the most-watched series debut in history for US cable network Black Entertainment Television (BET). The programme, which features the weeks leading up to the hip-hop star entering prison for perjury, attracted 1.9 million viewers.