Lil' Kim Nearly Unrecognizable Selfies Spark Controversy


On Sunday April 24 Lil’ Kim shocked her fans with an unrecognizable new look via her Instagram.

Kim, 41, posed with blond hair and puckered lips, hardly bears any resemblance to her former self.

Within hours of the photo appearing online, social media users were speaking out about the musician’s drastic makeover.

“I grew up listening to Lil’ Kim, I loved her because she was so confident & I admired that, not realizing she was hurting. @LilKim.” one Twitter user wrote.

Another fan wrote "Who is this." A Twitter fan remarked, "There's no way this is Lil Kim!"

In an interview with Newsweek over a decade ago Lil” Kim that she didn't think she was attractive regardless of what people told her. She blamed her negative interactions with men for her poor self esteem.

"All my life men have told me I wasn't pretty enough—even the men I was dating. And I'd be like, ‘Well, why are you with me, then?'" she said. "It's always been men putting me down just like my dad. To this day when someone says I'm cute, I can't see it. I don't see it no matter what anybody says."