Back in 2021, Lil’ Kim took to social media to announce a memoir titled “The Queen Bee,” which was initially set to be released in November of that year. “You thought you knew me, but you have no idea,” she said in an Instagram post about the book, which was written alongside writer and journalist Kathy Iandoli. Following inexplicable delays, various reports appeared to confirm that “The Queen Bee” is set to arrive sometime in 2024.
Today (July 31), Lil’ Kim shared an image of the biography in draft form, confirming that it’s a major step closer to release. She also revealed a collaborator from the fashion world in the process. “It’s been a long journey, Beehive, edits are finally done,” she tweeted. “Thank you to my bestie/soulmate [Marc Jacobs] for doing my forward.”
Iandoli added on the same platform, “My first big writing check I ever earned, I used to buy my first Marc Jacobs bag because Lil’ Kim was his BFF, so I needed to have one. Now I’m here working with Marc Jacobs on the foreword to Lil’ Kim’s memoir that I helped her write. Don’t ever deny the power of manifesting,” she advised her followers.
My first big writing check I ever earned, I used to buy my first Marc Jacobs bag because Lil’ Kim was his BFF so I needed to have one. Now I’m here working with Marc Jacobs on the Foreword to Lil’ Kim’s memoir, that I helped her write. Don’t ever deny the power of manifesting.— ᴋᴀᴛʜʏ ɪᴀɴᴅᴏʟɪ, ᴍ.ᴀ. (sʜᴇ/ʜᴇʀ) (@kath3000) July 31, 2023
“Lil’ Kim reveals everything that really went on behind the scenes of her legendary career, much of it for the very first time publicly,” said account read. “Lil’ Kim also talks about the hidden moments of her reign — her complicated high-profile relationships, the misogynistic industry she fought to change through sex positivity, the challenging double standards of self-image and beauty in the spotlight, and the momentous act of loyalty that ultimately landed her in prison.”
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