Social media was left scratching heads after an undated video of Lil Kim saying “I’m a Spanish girl trapped in a black girl’s body” surfaced.
“But I’m all mixed up, girl,” she admits.
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Lil Kim has had a long history with plastic surgery, and the video is only a reminder of the struggles the rapper has had with her appearance and identity. The Hardcore track “No Time” found her comparing herself to Ivana Trump, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Demi Moore, and the late Princess Diana of Wales.
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.”
She has yet to respond to the comments about the video, though recently acknowledged her haters while receiving an award this week:
“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. “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?’”