Rap superstar Lil Kim showed off her new look.
Word on the street is that Kim has been practically LIVING at the gym – hoping to get her body in shape.
Over the years the Brooklyn emcee has become increasingly self-conscious about her looks. Resorting to plastic surgery and even lightening her beautiful, brown skin. The insecurities stemmed from her childhood, where the white neighborhood kids used to tease her about her darker skin, and despite her huge success and becoming a global sex symbol - that still wasn't enough validation for her.
"Think about it," she confesses to a Washington Post Journalist. "The girls that [men] dated when I was younger were light-skinned and tall. I'm short and brown-skinned. And I always wondered . . . how do I fit in?"
"...Honestly, though, I think being Lil' Kim the rapper helped me deal with it better. Because I got to dress up in expensive clothes, and I got to look like a movie star or whatever. I think doing photo shoots and seeing all the people respond to me has helped. [But] I still don't see what they see."
We've also witnessed him's weight yo-yoing over the years, with fans even recording live shows of her then mocking her on social media.
Kim has decided to take things into her own hands and handle things the natural way. Rocking a sheer gold jumpsuit, fur coat and beige belt, Kim's waist is SNATCHED honey!
And it looks the worked. We absolutely LOVE her new look.