It’s fair to say that Lil Kim hasn’t ever been the same since the death of her mentor, The Notorious B.I.G., back in 1997. She has certainly struggled with her appearance over the years – going under the knife on several occasions to change her looks. But why?
A video recently came to light where Kim declared:
“I’m a Spanish girl trapped in a black girl’s body. But I’m all mixed up, girl.”
This harks back to a 2000 interview with Newsweek where Kim opened up about why she underwent so much plastic surgery, saying:
“Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking. You know, the long-haired type. Really beautiful women [who] left me thinking, ‘How I can I compete with that?’ Being a regular black girl wasn’t good enough.”
As expected, Kim caught some heat for her comments, responding:
“Why is there controversy though? I don’t understand. People are stupid… At the end of the day I grew up around nothing but Latinas and Latino men in my family and in my life. I don’t give a f**k either. I’m very familiar with the culture and I’m very familiar with other cultures. Maybe that’s how I was feeling that day too. Sometimes I just identify with other cultures. Which is a good thing. My daughter is also half Latina, and I don’t think that’s by chance.”
Kim sounds a little mixed up to us – and not necessarily when it comes to her race!