Brooklyn rapper Lil’ Kim is reportedly in some hot water after being accused of stealing a makeup artist’s photo to promote herself on various social media outlets.
Details of the messy legal case surfaced online Tuesday (November 12).
Lil’ Kim is a ghoulish thief who ripped off a creepy pic of a decaying skull … and is now claiming it as her own … so says the professional makeup artist who took the pic and is demanding $$$. Samantha Ravndahl tells TMZ … she’s not only the artist … she’s also the girl in the picture — which shows a green-faced woman with rotting flesh and exposed parts of her skull. Ravndahl says she posted the macabre selfie online … and soon discovered that Lil’ Kim was using the very same image on her own social media sites. (TMZ)
To make matters worse, the Queen Bee also used the image for her new “Dead Gal Walking” single’s artwork.
Ravndahl tells us … she contacted Lil’ Kim’s people asking for payment and got the runaround — first she was told Kim wasn’t willing to pay anything … and when Ravndahl persisted … was told that Kim’s team “works slowly.” All the while … Ravndahl says Kim continued to re-post the image on various sites … even using it as the artwork for her single, “Dead Girl Walking” … and had the audacity to add a copyright logo. Ravndahl hasn’t filed a lawsuit … yet .. but she’s considering it. She’s still hoping to get some kind of financial settlement. We’ve reached out to Lil’ Kim’s people … but haven’t heard back yet … because they work slowly. (TMZ)
Last month, the Queen Bee spoke on the “Dead Gal Walking’s” overall theme and motivation.
“It’s a very strong, serious record, but at the same time, feel-good,” Kim told MTV News on Wednesday (October 11). “There’s a lot of things that can turn you into a dead girl or a dead man walking and nobody wants to be that. So, I guess my message is ‘Don’t become a dead girl or dead man walking. Live your life right’.” (RapFix)
According to reports, her upcoming mixtape’s recent setback is due to it still needing some fine-tuning.
Hard Core Halloween has been postponed. Lil’ Kim has pushed back the release of her mixtape until next month. The project is now scheduled to arrive on Nov. 29 aka Black Friday. Her manager Big Fendi announced the new date on Instagram. “#HARDCOREMIXTAPE 100% #HARDCOREAPP 80% DONE!!! I GOTTA PUSH MIXTAPE BACK TIL #BLACKFRIDAY #Nov29th #Nov29th,” he wrote. To make up for the delay, he will drop a new song tomorrow at 12 p.m. with a video to follow on Saturday at 3 p.m. (Rap-Up)