Rapper Lil Kim has announced plans to release a tell-all book called The Price of Loyalty which will focus on her time behind bars in 2005.
The Brooklyn, New York-bred emcee said the project would offer words of advice for others who have gone through the penal system and spoke on the delay surrounding her comeback album.
“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)
Both Kim and Foxy Brown were sued by publishers over unreleased books last summer.
The Brooklyn emcees were both paid advances by Simon & Schuster, Inc. for books expected to have already hit shelves. Kim was handed $40,000 in 2003 for a novel due by June 2004. Although they were legally required to complete the books, both rap vixens served jail time shortly after signing their deals. Kim served a year in prison back in ’05 for lying about her knowledge of a shooting. (Newsday)
Kim was forced to leave “Dancing With The Stars” earlier this week 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)
In a recent interview, Kim said the show placed a strain on her delayed album.
“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)
No further information on Kim’s The Price of Loyalty has yet been released.