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Lil’ Kim reveals John Singleton wanted to direct her biopic

The legendary MC stopped by “The Real” to discuss a potential documentary.

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Lil’ Kim stopped by “The Real” to talk fashion, “Girls Cruise” and a potential movie about her life story.

“I’ve gotten so many offers. I’m talking major offers,” the legendary rapper told “The Real” hosts. “BET has made an offer, Lifetime, Lionsgate. But the thing is, I had to be ready and I think now I’m ready to tell that story.”

Kim also revealed that John Singleton had expressed interest in heading her biopic. Tragically, Kim says the late director and producer is who she most wanted to tell her story.

“When John Singleton was alive, Tom Cruise and Katy Perry used to do these parties. Him and I went, he was like, ‘I want you to be my celebrity date,’ but I knew what that meant, he wants to talk,” she said on the show. “So he said to me, he said, ‘Kim, why aren’t we doing this movie?’ He’s like, ‘You’re a walking best-seller.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I was waiting for you.’”

“I always said, if I did a movie about my life I’m not doing it with anybody but you. And then he passed away,” she continued.

Most recently, Kim released her album, 9, and received the I Am Hip Hop Award at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. Although Kim did not confirm that a movie about her life is currently in the works, she did reveal that she’s ready to share her story, so a feature film may be on the way.

Essence reported that a Salt-N-Pepa biopic limited series will be coming to Lifetime next year. G.G. Townson and Laila Odom will play Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, with Monique Paul starring as Deidra “Spinderella” Roper. The series will be directed by Mario Van Peebles and executive produced by Denton, James, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, James “Jimmy” Maynes and Hurby Azor.

John Singleton died earlier this year at the age of 51, two weeks after suffering a stroke.

Watch Lil’ Kim’s interview on “The Real” below.

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