It’s finally here! Lil’ Kim, born Kimberly Denise Jones announced the official release date for her long overdue memoir. The debut memoir is fittingly titled, The Queen Bee, and is written by herself and Kathy Iandoli. The book is published through Hachette Books and will be released on November 2, 2021. The Queen herself posted the announcement on several of her social media platforms letting fans know that the book is available now for preorder.
Memoirs unlike autobiography’s are collections of memories written by the author. We’ve already seen parts of Lil’ Kim’s story portrayed on film, like in the movie Notorious. However, this will be Lil’ Kim’s first time speaking up in a tell-all collection that will detail her 30-year rap career. Based on the Amazon description, this book will be a, “True page-turner from start to finish.” Lil’ Kim exclusively released a statement to People saying,
“I’m excited to finally get to tell my story after all this time. Many people have thought they knew the story of Lil’ Kim, but they have no idea.”
Lil’ Kim has already paved the way for so many female emcee’s by being the first to embrace her sexuality and femininity. Now we get to dive into what it really took for her to get to the top in such a male dominated industry, thanks to her memoir. There have been so many artists that leave earth without being able to speak their truth. Thankfully, we are being blessed with this legend’s memoir straight from the source and she deserves her flowers while she’s still here.
Check out the book description from Amazon and preorder here.
In this debut memoir, Lil’ Kim reveals everything that really went on behind-the-scenes of her legendary career, much of it for the very first time publicly. From her earliest rap beginnings growing up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and her teenage years spent with the Notorious B.I.G. to her rise as a solo icon, Lil’ Kim not only blazed trails for women in hip-hop, but also inspired the careers of those who followed.