Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim has finally provided an update on her delayed The Price of Loyalty autobiography and said there are also plans to put her life story on the big screen.
According to Kim, conflicts with the book’s original writer caused the publication’s delay.
“The book is still in motion. As a matter of fact, my book company is really doing this, hurry up. What happened was, we had a writer but we had to change the writer,” Kim revealed in an interview. “The writer had to go and do a project, so we kind of postponed it for a second, but we’re back on it now. It’s called The Price of Loyalty. It’s strictly about my stint when I was in prison, and what we’re trying to do now and why it’s taking so long, is that we’re trying to make a mini-movie to coincide with the book. That takes a while because you’ve gotta green light it and all that stuff. Everything’s gotta be done in moderation.” (754 Media)
Last month, the female rap star talked about her independent run and juggling between producing her documentary and her book.
“I’ve been independent. You know I left my record company two years ago, I was in another situation and that’s going to be in the documentary as well,” she revealed, during an interview on Kay Slay‘s Streetsweeper Radio. “I am not sure if I’m going to separate that documentary from that book. That’s what we’re trying to figure out right now.” (The Boom Box)
Back in 2009, Kim revealed what fans would gain from reading The Price of Loyalty.
“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)
In 2008, Kim and female rapper Foxy Brown were sued over getting advanced payments for their respective autobiographies, neither of which have been published.
The Brooklyn emcees were both paid advances by Simon & Schuster, Inc. for books expected to have already hit shelves. Foxy was allegedly given $75,000 in ’05 for an exclusive autobiography titled Broken Silence that was scheduled for completion by Feb 2006. Kim was handed $40,000 in ’03 for a novel due by June ’04. 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 while Foxy completed a bid last year for a probation violation. (Newsday)
Check out Lil Kim’s interview below: