Ex- Junior M.A.F.I.A rapper Lil Kim, 39, welcomes a new baby girl to the world. People reports Kimberly Jones gave birth to her first daughter, Royal Reign, at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. The baby weighed six pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches long.
Lil’ Kim gave birth to the new baby girl at 9:58 a.m. on Monday, June 9 2014. She first revealed her baby bump in February when she attended The Blonds Fashion Week after-party for Mac Cosmetics, sporting a very eloquent form-fitted gown that successfully unveiled her pregnancy.
The rapper was born in Brooklyn, New York. Kim had a very fragile home life that lead to her taking the wrong path. She became very rebellious against her strict father. Kim spent most of her teenage days living with drug-dealing boyfriends, friends and sometimes on the street.
It wasn’t until Kimberly met Christopher Wallace better known as Biggie Smalls that she began to turn her life around. Biggie became Kim’s mentor. He watched her style progress and how well she could stick lyrics with any rhythm. The Notorious B.I.G declared Lil’ Kim as the first and only woman to be apart of popular the 90’s rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Kim debuted her first solo album Hard Core in 1996. The provocative rapper dressed in skimpy two-piece bikini with expensive furs wrapped around her along with strappy heels on the album cover. Instead of viewers crushing Kim, she was applauded and the album became a hit. The album made number 11 on pop charts.
Kim collaborated with stars like Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs on the hit single No Time that became the number one rap single and number 20 on the pop charts.
In 1997, Kim’s world was shattered. She learned that her mentor and business partner was shot and killed. Notorious B.I.G died March 9, 1997. Lil Kim grieved for quite some time, taking a hiatus from recording music of her own.
Kim was one of the featured artists to perform alongside Puffy Combs on the Bad Boy Tour. The tour was highly successful. Kim regained her strength and began her own business. She created Queen Bee Records which turned out to be very successful.
Kim landed her first number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with her remake of Patti Labelle’s sensational hit Lady Marmalade. Lil Kim has experienced a successful career over the past 20 years. The rapper has finally taken the time to settle down. Royal’s father is reportedly rapper Mr. Papers of New York.
On Easter Sunday Kim revealed the gender of the baby on Instagram. David Tutera, celebrity event planner, threw the proud mom-to-be a lavish baby shower in New York City on May 10th. She was very happy to announce this to her followers.
Lil Kim’s friends reported in interviews how the star worked so well with children. Jennifer Dalton, Kim’s BFF stated Kim was an excellent godmother to her three children. “She has always wanted a child.” Says Dalton.
Lil Kim and friends offer a warm welcome to the new baby girl.
By Erica Sandifer