NYC Honors Lil Kim for African-American Music Appreciation Month


Lil Kim. ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Kim, known as the “Queen of Rap” and “Goddess of Hip Hop,” was honored by the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) on Monday night as part of the annual African-American Music Appreciation Month that kicked off this month.

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…

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