News: Lil Kim Returns To "Hardcore" Rapping, "I'm Feeling Real Sexy & Nasty" [Video]

Thursday, Jul 2, 2009 4:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Notorious B.I.G. protege Lil Kim has promised her comeback album is on deck and said fans could expect a return to her debut LP Hardcore's rapping style.

While she did not claim an exact date, Kim said she anticipates the project will drop this year.

"Album should be out in a few months," Kim said in an interview at the pre-BET Awards show last weekend. "We don't have a set date yet but the song 'Down Low' is featuring T-Pain and Charlie Wilson is doing very well and I'm excited about that 'cause it's been a long time since I made my rounds. But I got another song that's with a producer named Detail, he's a Konvict Music producer and I love this song. I can't tell y'all the name yet 'cause it might be the next single but just know that this album, I'm feeling real sexy and nasty y'all, so it's gonna be an upgrade of Hardcore." (EZ Street Show)

Kim previously said her album was put on hold due to her participation on "Dancing With The Stars" last spring.

"Never, music is in my heart and that's the reason I'm on 'Dancing With The Stars' because I've always felt music," Kim said about abandoning music. "Right after 'Dancing With The Stars' [new album is coming.] My schedule is so crazy with 'Dancing With The Stars.' We rehearse six to eight times, from eight hours a day, so it's like, I do have time on the weekends to go into the studio and when I do, I do a little bit. I have a song out right now with T-Pain...I'm about to do a mixtape with my people, it's gonna be called Lil Kim: Family & Friends...And I'm paying for the music videos." (The Q Deezy Show)

She was forced to leave the show after a long-run on the dance-based competition.

Clustered at the top of the leaderboard last night were Melissa Rycroft with 57, and Gilles Marini and Shawn Johnson with 56. Lil Kim, who stumbled a few times during her waltz, lingered at 52. And then there was Ty Murray, way down there with 46. The 34 year-old songstress consistently scored high through most of the season, but viewers apparently put their votes elsewhere Monday night. (New York Daily News)

Aside from music, the rapper recently announced plans to release a book.

"It's about the time when I stayed in prison, the things I learned and went through," she explained. "You don't think about things until it happens to you. The book is going to give people who have been in those situations a bright outlook on life...I haven't gotten into the studio with the producers that I really want to be in the studio with...I just want to get the perfect song and maybe in a couple weeks, release something." (OK! Magazine)

Check out Lil Kim's interview below:

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