Lil Kim lyrics are notorious because of Lil Kim's sexual persona and explicit music. But Lil Kim is also a clever lyricist who has mixed similes and metaphors smoothly in her many songs. Here are some Lil Kim lyrics that demonstrate her creativity and her lyrical skills.
- "Used to bring work out of town on Greyhound, now I'm Billboard bound." – In this line from the Notorious B.I.G. track "Get Money", Lil Kim talks about her rise from poverty to music fame. Kim guested on the track remix, but not the album version of the song.
- "My Brook-lon style speak for itself. Like a wrestler, another notch under my belt." – Making another guest appearance, Lil Kim dropped this lyric on the song "Quiet Storm" (Remix) with the rap duo Mobb Deep. Kim originally hails from Brooklyn, New York.
- "We the best, still there's room for improvement. Our presence is felt like a Black Panther movement." – This Lil Kim lyric, from the song "The Jump Off", was one of Kim's songs about her continued relativity in the rap game. Using the militant Black Panther movement as a comparison, Kim wanted to show that she had an intimidating and powerful impact on rap.
- "And if you see a shiny black Lamborghini fly by ya, that's me the nightrider." – A running feature of Lil Kim lyrics is her love for high-class items: cars, jewelry, clothes. In this line from "How Many Licks", she name-drops Lamborghini, an expensive Italian carmaker.
- "I stay focused, I'm the dopest. Like a penny with a hole in it, ya'll just hopeless." – Kim quoted the Dionne Farris song "Hopeless" for this bar in the remix of the song "Ladies Night (Not Tonight)". The single also featured Angie Martinez, Da Brat and, a rap newcomer at the time, Missy Elliott.
- "Tonight Lil' Kim gon' have you in the zone. Girls, call ya' crib, I'm answering the phone." – Guesting on the 50 Cent single "Magic Stick", Kim stayed on the message of being the baddest chick in rap. She often taunted other women, claiming to be superior to them sexually.
- "We independent women, some mistake us for whores. I'm saying, why spend mine when I can spend yours?" – Appearing in the remix of the song "Lady Marmalade", which was featured on the Moulin Rouge movie soundtrack, Kim sets the record straight about her view of money. Instead of claiming to be a golddigger, she insists she's her own woman, but prefers to spend the man's money.
- "While you count your jewels thinkin' I'm-a cheat you, the only one thing I want to do is freak you." – This Lil Kim lyric was featured in the remix of "Crush on You", which was recorded by fellow Junior M.A.F.I.A. member, Lil' Cease. The hook of the song was performed by the Notorious B.I.G, with whom Kim had an ongoing affair.
- "Ya'll n****az s**t on E, what a pi-ty. Ain't it a shame how your man chose me?" – Continuing with her female braggadocio, Kim dropped this lyric on the song "Don't Stop What You're Doing". The single appeared on the 1997 album "No Way Out" by Puff Daddy and the Family, which was released shortly after the death of the Notorious B.I.G.
- "Stick you for your cream and your riches: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Demi Moore, Prince Diane and all them rich misses." – On Kim's first solo single "No Time for Fake Ones", she placed herself in the company of successful white women, including "Prince Diane", short for Princess Diana. The song debuted in 1996. Princess Diana was killed in a car accident the following year.
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