There should be no question of whether emcee Lil’ Kim had plastic surgery to her face after her appearance at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium. While she rocked her outfit in typical Lil’ Kim fashion, her face looked distorted.
The 38-year-old rapper stepped on stage in New Jersey Sunday night sporting high cheekbones, overly plump lips, a smaller nose and heavily lined eyebrows, making fans wonder anew if Lil' Kim had had work done. "Her face appears contoured and has a waxy sheen," celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn told Radar Online in March 2012. It was around the same time rumors that she had gone under the knife began to circulate. "It appears that she's undergone injection of fillers as well."
But Lil’ Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, denies that she has had any work done. She issued a statement regarding the rumors that had been circulating for about a year in March 2013 through her rep C.J. Carter.
"We would like to inform fans, the media, and the general public that this is nothing more than a blog site doing its best to conjure up much-needed publicity," Carter said in a quote quoted by Eonline.com. "What better way to do so, than to take an American music icon and create a fictitious platform in which to disrespect and humiliate. We at Team Lil' Kim are not taking this lying down and are taking this very seriously.”
The Queen Bee also addressed the rumors personally on her Twitter account, where she claimed the pictures of her were being distorted. "Years & years they have been photoshopping pics of me & sabotaging my image," Lil' Kim tweeted in March 2013. "I'm not putting up with that sh-t no more. All they have been proving is im THAT b-tch with or without an album out & they always want to attack & bring down the real ones. Today was the last straw."
Lil' Kim Shows Off Different Look At Hot 97 Concert
Lil' Kim performed at the Hot 97 Summer Jams concert this weekend and her new look made her unrecognizable to some.
The 38-year-old rapper took to the stage at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on June 2 for Hot 97's Summer Jam XX show. Kim, who looked very different from the "Get Money" rapper who made her debut back in the '90s, opted for a corseted, leather bodysuit accented with gold chains.
This is not the first time Lil' Kim has faced scrutiny for possible plastic surgery. When Media Take-Out posted an article about the Brooklyn native's allegedly new look back in March, her rep blasted the speculation as "fictitious, malicious, and despicable."
"We would like to inform fans, the media, and the general public that this is nothing more than the blog site doing its best to conjure up much needed publicity and what better way to do so, than to take an American music icon and create a fictitious platform in which to disrespect and humiliate," her rep, C.J. Carter, told E! News. "We at Team Lil Kim are not taking this lying down and are taking this matter very seriously."
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