Brooklyn rap veteran Lil’ Kim is out here making sure people know she’s no rookie to the rap game. The hip-hop diva received much more than respect on her name this week in New York City.

According to reports, the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) honored Kim Monday (June 11) night to kick-off the annual African-American Music Appreciation Month festivities.

Bronx Councilman Andy King and other BLAC members gave a proclamation to Lil Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, a Brooklyn native, honoring her contributions to the hip-hop genre. “I’m just gonna say this: Use us,” Lil Kim said as she accepted the proclamation. “Use us in the industry. We have a voice, and we wanna represent our town, our city. I wanna say thank you to… Mayor Bill de Blasio and everyone on the Council for coming and making this happen because it’s nice to be recognized and it’s nice when people—they recognize your worth, your talent.” (Observer)

Last weekend, Lil’ Kim put out her Fabolous-featured “Spicy” visual.

Recently, the New York native proclaimed her greatness across social media.

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A few weeks ago, rap star Cardi B revealed her intent to make music with Kim.