Brooklyn rap veteran Lil’ Kim put a club promoter on blast heading into the weekend, claiming she got falsely attached to a Friday (January 25) night event.
Although the Queen Bee likely broke the heart of local fans hoping to see her, she did reveal reaching the end of an upcoming solo album.
“Due to sched. conflicts I will not be attending Providence Night Club tonight, Jan 25th. I will be in the studio finishing up my new album!!,” she tweeted January 25th.
“Just to clarify I was never scheduled to be at Providence Night Club. The promoter, Nate D. falsely advertised me being there.”
“I was always scheduled to be in the studio tonight at 8pm.” (Lil’ Kim’s Twitter)
Back in September, Kim announced work on the forthcoming new LP.
It’s been two years since she released her Black Friday mixtape, which followed 2005’s The Naked Truth. In September 2012, Lil’ Kim revealed that she was working on the new album with an unlikely collaborator, Kelly Osbourne, on a song titled “The Bitch Is Back.” 2013 will sure be an interesting year for the return of hip-hop’s Queen Bee. (The Boom Box)
Last year, Kim addressed not dropping a retail album since 2005’s The Naked Truth.
“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 dispute developed after another deal turned sour following her run with Atlantic Records.
“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)