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22 years later, everyone is still copying lil Kim’s hardcore style - piece by @broadly.
22 years ago today in 1996, lil’ kim changed the hip hop game forever w/ her solo debut album ‘hardcore’. it’s been the standard & blueprint for over 20 years.
jog 5 miles a day then i hit the sauna
fabolous, trick daddy, t.i., lil’ kim & fat joe attend atlantic records joint chiefs pre-concert dinner at del friscos / nov 22, 2004 - new york city
that bitch
one of my fave looks. ugh.
as much as I don’t like f*xy, this would’ve been a dope album... and I would’ve had a 5th album I could listen to waiting for Kim’s never coming upcoming album 😩💀
hip hop evolution season 2 x lil kim meets biggie smells for the first time
It’s one of the most iconic photos in fashion history: Lil’ Kim nude,  covered in Louis Vuitton logos, shot by David LaChapelle. But while  it’s been rumored to be a commission by former Vuitton’s creative  director Marc Jacobs, LaChapelle has the real story. “No, it’s  not true,” said LaChapelle, sitting down for a coffee in Paris this  weekend. “It wasn’t made for Louis Vuitton, but they gave us a cease and  desist after it was made. Now they own it. Go figure.” But wait a minute—back to that Lil’ Kim image. Vuitton owns it
? “They own an edition,” LaChapelle’s assistant jumps in to correct him.
 The  iconic image didn’t start out as a grand gesture. In fact, it all  started at another exhibition, in 1999, when LaChapelle put “Lil’ Kim: Luxury Item” in his New Photographs exhibit at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York.  As soon as then-Interview editor Ingrid Sischy walked in, she demanded it for the magazine, telling LaChapelle: “Take it down!” He  took the image off the wall and put it in the back room of the gallery,  then called Lil’ Kim and asked her: “That photo we did with that Louis  Vuitton thing.... Can Interview use it as a cover?” After it was published on the November 1999 cover of Interview,  the New York fashion scene went bananas for Lil’ Kim, and she rose to  superstardom. “I was working with her a lot and just had lots of ideas,” he said.  And  to think this one picture was made for play, with no commission from a  brand or magazine. “I introduced Lil’ Kim to Giorgio Armani and it was a  big, big deal when that happened,” said LaChapelle. “There wasn’t this  connection between rap music and high fashion back then; it didn’t  happen yet. Now, everyone works hard to be seated next to Anna Wintour  at Fashion Week.” “When I did that image, it was about the skin as a luxury item,” said  LaChapelle. “I was taking cues from Harlem designer Dapper Dan. Logos  hadn’t come back yet [into runway fashion]; that happened a season or  two later.” The Vuitton logos were applied with a stencil and  airbrush. “I was questioning this idea of materialism,” said LaChapelle. “That was a bit of an outsider opinion, since I was working in  fashion
wow no lies were told @lilkimgallery