A new photo of Lil' Kim surfaced Friday, and with it came the same speculation and accusations about plastic surgery and skin bleaching she has endured for years. But this time she is fighting back.
The Internets were going in when a photo of Lil Kim alongside Love and Hip Hop New York castmates Yandy Smith and Kimbella was posted on instagram.
I Know Well This Ain't Lil Kim 😐 pic.twitter.com/WAHm5viiUG— Blessings Coming (@PthaGoat8) December 17, 2016
But Kim came back with fighting words in a now deleted comment, according to Jasmine Brand—who was able to screengrab it:
“Ok but when the f*ck did I bleach my skin u miserable Moron!” she responded to a fan. “My plast post clearly shows that but u haters will always have something to say even when facts r right in front of ur face but I understand ur just doing ur job as a hater but understand this … I checked my calendar and I still won’t give a f*ck Neveruary the 1st either.”
Lil' Kim has admitted to struggling publicly with her appearance for a long time:
“When I first got into this industry I received a lot of hate. I still receive a lot of hate ... I’m a sensitive person. I’m a cancer,” she said while being honored at the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Awards last month. “But every time I talk to God, he says, ‘Let them keep hating.’ So, I just say, ‘Yeah, OK. I got God on my side. What y’all gonna do with me now?’"
Last month, an undated video of Lil Kim saying “I’m a Spanish girl trapped in a black girl’s body” also surfaced. “But I’m all mixed up, girl,” she admits. In a 2000 interview with Newsweek, Lil' Kim said, “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."