Let's Talk About What A Game-Changer Lil' Kim Was & Not Just Her Latest "Makeover"
Decades ago, Lil' Kim was the undisputed queen of rap. She won awards, made songs that skyrocketed to the top of the charts and kept the media abuzz with her styling choices.
While her star has faded quite a bit in recent years, a snap she posted on her Instagram yesterday has catapulted her back into "trending" territory.
Her face looks completely different, even from her previous already-very-altered one. And unsurprisingly, lots of people/sites are being cruel about the results of her latest round of cosmetic procedures.
Is the amount of plastic surgery (and presumably skin bleaching) she has had done shocking? Yes. Sad? Yes. Is it helping her to hear more criticisms of her looks? Probably not.
This is a woman who has clearly been dealing with pretty severe self-esteem issues for many, many years and the last thing she needs is more people mocking her looks. And judging her worth as a rapper/woman/human being by whether or not she is "attractive" was gross in her heyday and it's gross now.
She's a fiercely talented MC who paved the way for a LOT of today's female musical artists. Let's focus on that. Here's a (NSFW) reminder:
Keep your chin up, Kim. You're still a force to be reckoned with.