Lil Kim is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. In 1996, her debut studio album Hard Core was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She became more famous for the single, Lady Marmalade, which ranked the number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female rapper to have a No. 1 on that chart. For her contribution on music, she received two MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002.
After being expelled from home, she spent much of her adolescent life on the streets. During her teenages, she began following freestyle rap and was heavily influenced by actress/singer
Diana Ross, and fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. Her music career started in 1995 with group Junior M.A.F.I.A.
At the age of 39, he gave birth to her first daughter, Royal Reign, on June 9, 2014 at Hacekensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Child's father is her boyfriend, Mr. Papers.