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The Queen Bee came through to the Cruz Show to bless the studio with her legendary rap crown.
Lil Kim has undoubtedly left an inspirational mark in hip hop and has inspired fans and artists alike. Ahead of her fifth studio album release, the original Barbie talked her new single “Nasty One,” shares parenting advice with Cruz, dishes on her love life with the late Biggie Smalls, and who she’s being inspired by in music today.
Returning back to music with her official single “Nasty One,” Kim reacted to the support she’s received from not only her fan base but also the coveted Recording Academy, who is responsible for lacing everyone in music with Grammys. Responding to the Academy reiterating her Queen stature, the “Lighters Up” rapper said:
Recording Academy, I love you guys! And then after I even put it on my page, they even commented with hearts and, “Love the song” and that was just major for me. I love them because every time I’ve either performed on the Grammys, [they’ve] always [had my back].
The Brooklyn-bred icon says that her “Nasty One” record was inspired by her upbringing in the New York, West-Indian and Caribbean-culture, where she not only developed her pen game but also nurtured her relationships with the late Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z.
Speaking on her relationship with Biggie, Kim mentions that the “Warning” emcee was the best lover she ever had but she definitely never tossed his salad.
Kim also discusses who she thinks has the “Album of The Year” and gushes about her Drake Crush.
Watch the Lil Kim x Cruz Show interview below: