The rapper attended the “All Hail the Queens” event, where she was honored, along with other big names in hip hop, including Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Salt-N-Pepa. Lil' Kim’s longtime pal and collaborator, P.Diddy, surprised her by flying in to give her a special tribute.
“Kim made rap feminine and sexy, stylish, hardcore, all at the same damn time. She’s one of the greatest performers in hip hop,” Sean “Diddy” Combs said. “Kim is so unique and special, but it’s her courage. She’s not afraid to do things differently.”
The show happened to take place on the emcee’s birthday, and she certainly celebrated in style, rocking a series of edgy ensembles. P.Diddy also presented her with a pink rose-covered cake.
In recent months, Lil' Kim’s changing appearance has sparked some controversy when fans accused her of getting more plastic surgery procedures. Some claimed she was bleaching her skin to make it look lighter, though she hasn’t confirmed or denied this accusation.