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We take a look into the transformation of Lil Kim over the years, from before and after photos of her plastic surgery and her iconic looks throughout her musical eras.
Lil Kim is one of the most iconic artists in rap history and has become a huge influence on female rappers over the years.
Since being discovered by her former boyfriend and late rapper, Biggie Smalls, she has gone on to have a flourishing career in the music industry.
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Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell has finally hit our screens and as fans are excited to watch the new Netflix documentary about The Notorious B.I.G, we take a look into the transformation of the rap legend that is Lil Kim.
So, has Lil Kim had plastic surgery? Here's what we know, including her before and after pictures throughout her transformation.
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Biggie and Lil Kim famously dated from 1993-1997, up until the ‘Juicy’ rapper was killed.
They first met after Biggie spotted Kim during a rap battle on the streets of Brooklyn in 1993, and they started dating shortly after, despite him still being in a relationship with his high school sweetheart and baby mama, Jan Jackson.
Biggie went on to marry R&B singer, Faith Evans, in 1994, but continued his relationship with Kim on and off, with the pair having a very turbulent romance.
During this time, Lil Kim’s career was taking off after being discovered by her then-boyfriend.
Kim undeniable changed the game for female rappers and was a staple figure in the hip hop scene, with many of her songs and looks serving inspiration for the female rappers of today.
Lil Kim has been the centre of speculation of plastic surgery rumours for a while as the rapper has become somewhat unrecognisable over the years.
She previously opened up about the surgery she had on her nose, after revealing in an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, in 2005, that she was in an abusive relationship, leading her to have a broken nose.
The ‘Magic Stick’ rapper revealed she had already undergone a procedure on her nose to "fix it" before but was left with a “broken nose, black eyes, all that stuff”, following her violent relationship, which prompted further surgeries.
It was widely speculated that she had also undergone breast augmentation, chin and cheek fillers and an eye lift, and speaking about why she wanted to alter her face, in the same interview, she added: “I think I did it because I was a little too vain at the time.
“[I was] trying to be perfect. I’m a perfectionist,” adding that she was a bit “excessive” when it came to surgery sometimes.
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