Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim is making headlines with reports claiming an ex-business associate lost millions in potential endorsement deals dating back to last summer.
According to reports, Kim is being sued for big bucks by a former manager.
Lil Kim’s been slapped with a not-so-lil lawsuit by her former biz manager … who claims her money-grubbing, diva-like behavior cost him MILLIONS in botched endorsement deals. Andrew Ro says his company, International Rock Star Corp, inked a licensing deal with Kim back in August 2012 and planned to roll out a slew of products, including a perfume line, clothing line, vodka drink, energy drink, Steve Madden shoe line and even a honey maker. Problem is Ro says Kim was a menace to work with and often refused to come to project meetings unless she was being paid extra for her time — making it difficult to get anything off the ground. (TMZ)
Ro claims his issues with the Queen Bee ultimately cost him $15 million.
Not only that, he says when a project was finally executed — like her perfume — Kim refused to promote the product and then stopped taking their phone calls. After Kim cut contact, Ro says she fired off a cease and desist letter regarding future projects too … and then filed a lawsuit claiming IRS tricked her into a bad licensing deal. Ro fired back with his own suit, claiming Lil Kim’s to blame and her antics cost his company $15 million. A judge has yet to rule. (TMZ)
Last month, Kim revealed plans to hook-up with producer Bangladesh for a long-awaited comeback album.
“Yes, he’s executive-producing it. And we do have other producers working on the album, as well; but the first single that’s coming out in late June/first week of July is produced by Bangladesh, for sure. (Wet Paint)
Recently, the Brooklyn native popped up at a Rihanna concert in New Jersey.
The Prudential Center was all abuzz when the Queen Bee, Lil’ Kim, was spotted at Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour” in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday. RiRi shouted out her fellow bad girl during the show and the two hugged it out backstage. “Me and my wifey @badgalriri @rihanna !!!!!! !!!! I’m in love!!!” tweeted Kim, who has remixed Rihanna’s songs including “Man Down” and “Pour It Up.” (Rap-Up)