On Why She Thinks The Public Is Still Infatuated With Her Even Though She Hasn’t Had An Album Since 2006
“No disrespect, no shade, but I’m not going to answer [that] question because I think that’s kinda corny,” she says adamantly. “I don’t know how to answer that….That’s not a question I would answer. I’m blessed. That’s all I can say. And I am who I am.
On Status of Her New Album“Being so behind the scenes and taking on this boss lady role, I’ve come to know that you don’t announce your album,” Kim explains
“They can definitely look forward to singles from me this summer, for sure. But the album will come as soon as it’s ready and the time is right.
”On Reigniting Her Career“I just think that my fans — not even just my fans, but even potentially new fans — are ready to hear some new Lil’ Kim music and everyone knows that … I put a lot of my reality into my music [that] people can identify with. People are ready to hear real rap — real s— coming from a female. Because I’ve always been different, no matter what. My music has always been very sexual and very pro-women. Now I get to do that through my new artists. I have my label coming out, which makes me very driven. ““It really wasn’t about taking my time — I had legality situations where legally I could not record because I was in situations where I couldn’t,”
On Her Strained Relationship With Diddy and Their Business Relationship“I mean … business is business and personal is personal. I think that’s always been clear, but you learn more why it’s clear as you live it.”“Puffy called me one day and he tracked me down through some people I knew. [He said] ‘No matter what, you’re going to always be my sister.’ We always go through things like that. At the end of the day, we’re tied to each other through B.I.G.’s estate and B.I.G.’s iconic, historic legacy.”
On If She Would Do Reality TV Again“I never say ‘never,’ but I don’t look at television shows or reality shows and say ‘I want to be on this show, Not really. I’m more so into just watching them for entertainment purposes.”
On Remaining The Queen Bee“That’s something I was born with. When you’re born with talent, you also have the talent to conduct your own business. With me, that’s how it is. I just know how to turn it on and off. I just know what I want from myself.
“In my field, I am the blueprint of what I do. I’ve always starred in my own lane.”