On January 16th, the new film “Notorious” will hit movie theaters. It follows the rise of Biggie Small’s career and his untimely death.
One of the rap stars featured in the film is Grammy award winning artist, Lil’ Kim. Born under the sign of Cancer, Lil’ Kim is all about family. You take care of your own. She is emotional, sensitive, beautiful, and very protective of the people she loves.
Unhappy with her portrayal in the film, her publicist has released the following statement on her behalf:
“The film studio and producers involved were more concerned about painting me as a ‘character’ to create a more interesting story line instead of a person with talent, self-respect and who was able to achieve her own career success through hard work… Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also genuine and built on great admiration and love for each other. Regardless of the many lies in the movie and false portrayal of me to help carry a story line through, I will still continue to carry his legacy through my hard work and music.”
At the flick’s NY premiere, the screenwriter said he understands why Lil Kim might not like the film, but added “I think that Naturi (Naughton) did a great job playing Kim. I think people are going to be a lot more sympathetic towards (Lil Kim) after seeing the movie.”
She is currently working her 5th studio album, Vintage, which is expected to be released in the coming months. Kim is also currently planning to create her own autobiographical film.
Notorious hits movie theaters on January 16th, go check it out.