News: Lil Kim Breaks Silence On Delayed LP, "Contractually, I Could Not Record Any Music"
Monday, Mar 26, 2012 2:00PM
Brooklyn rap veteran Lil Kim has finally opened up on why she has yet to put out a full-length studio album since 2005's The Naked Truth, admitting legal issues kept an LP off store shelves.
According to Kim, issues with her label, Atlantic Records, forced her to search for a way out of her contract nearly 6 years ago.
"When I came home from prison in 2006, I was really unhappy with my label so I wanted to get off, and I didn't get released. I wasn't dropped. I had to pay them. So, at the end of the day, it's like that takes time. For two years, I fought and fought and fought and finally there was a break. During those two years, I did my Hollywood thing, I mean doing reality shows, 'Dancing With The Stars' and all that good stuff. But in-between me doing 'Dancing With The Stars', I struck up another deal. I did a deal with Trackmasters, and it didn't work out, but that took another year or two." (Sucker Free)
She also said a legal situation developed after another deal turned sour with production duo, Trackmasters.
"Contractually, by the courts, I could not record any music. I wasn't supposed to put any music out. Technically Black Friday was a mixtape, so I was able to get away with that. But technically they could have come after me if I were to put out an album," she added. "I couldn't do it. So, this is something that my fans don't know, but now you know. Legally I wasn't allowed or able to do music. And 'til this day I'm not going to say I'm glad that the lawsuit happened with Trackmasters, but it made me more of a business woman." (Sucker Free)
Earlier this year, Kim was spotted showing support for boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. following a court hearing.
A judge agreed Friday to postpone a jail sentence against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Las Vegas domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to make a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent. The ruling by Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to allow Mayweather to begin his 90-day stint on June 1 came with the fighter's manger and supporters, including rap star Lil' Kim and R&B artist Ray J, in the courtroom as a defence lawyer cited the economic boost that Las Vegas could get from the bout. (Global Toronto)
A few days ago, Kim's new Young Jeezy collaboration, "Keys ot the City," premiered online.
Lil' Kim locks down a collaboration with Young Jeezy on the heavy-hitting "Keys to the City." The Queen Bee previously hinted about the record during her interviews on "RapFix Live" and "106 & Park," describing it "as vintage Kim mixed with the new Kim." Kimmy Blanco spits tough bars ("I got that cocaine flow like Griselda") over a chopped-and-screwed hook, while Jizzle throws some D's on his verse. (Rap-Up)
Check out Lil Kim's "Keys to the City" below: