Lil Kim, born Kimberly Denise Jones, is a dope artist. As such, the rapper was honored by the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) yesterday. The recognition was part of this year’s African-American Music Appreciation Month.

Amidst this celebration, the Brooklyn native seems to have hit a steady stream of rough patches financially. We’ve been calling Kim a queen for a minute, but she still faces her fair share of regular people problems. The mansion she had in Jersey was foreclosed back in 2010 and will soon be up for auction. She addressed her recent bankruptcy with a positive attitude a couple of days…