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Some stars have birthdays, Lil Kim gets #LilKimAppreciationDay

Queen Bee turns 42 with a royal tribute.

Kimberly Denise Jones was born 42 years ago on this day (July 11). She's celebrating like a true Queen (Bee), as she is one of the honorees for VH1's Hip Hop Honors, which airs live tonight after a six-year hiatus. It's a pit stop before she heads over to the U.K. to join reality show Celebrity Big Brother. To mark the occasions, her fans lit up Twitter with visual proof of her greatness, re-upping the recent hashtag #LilKimAppreciationDay.

They honored her royal hair flip:

They reflected on the wisdom she dropped for the ages:

They remembered the time she wore all white, like the angel she is.

They took time to appreciate some of Kim's coldest lyrics:

Even her fellow honoree, Missy Elliott, paid respect:

But this fan said it best:

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