In a collage of selfies, The Queen Bee sports a much paler complexion and blonde tresses that has many fans collectively scratching their noggins. In another video with friends in Miami, her new look can be seen again.
“It’s really so sad that Lil Kim didn’t realize how beautiful she was without all of the surgery & bleaching,” a Twitter user wrote. While an Instagram user posted under Kim’s vid, “I love u Kim but stop with the madness u were already gorgeous I liked your melanin.”
However, not everyone was on the bash-Lil Kim bandwagon.
@LilKim you look so young..so cute and sexy
— Raheem (@Raheem917) April 24, 2016
Kim has said in the past she struggled with her appearance, telling Newsweek in 2000, “All my life men have told me I wasn’t pretty enough—even the men I was dating. And I’d be like, ‘Well, why are you with me, then?’” It’s always been men putting me down just like my dad. To this day when someone says I’m cute, I can’t see it. I don’t see it no matter what anybody says.”
A video posted by Lil’ Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on Apr 24, 2016 at 3:49pm PDT