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Lil Kim — Is That Really You?!

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There’s a big stir on social media over one little lady. Nah, not the Beyonce #Lemonade drama. This time, we’re talking about  the Original Queen Bee — Lil Kim.

Back in the 90s, Lil Kim was known for her raunchy rap lyrics and outrageous outfits, like this one at the 1999 MTV Awards.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: US singer Lil' Kim arrives for the MTV Video Music Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York on 09 September, 1999. AFP PHOTO Henny Ray ABRAMS (Photo credit should read HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lil Kim at MTV VMAs in 1999 (Getty)


Well, uh, look at her today…

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This lighter complexion picture posted to IG has folks asking — “What the hell happened to Kim’s face?!”

Some are speculating she had her skin bleached…


Others are coming to her defense, pointing out Kim’s past comments about issues with her body image.

Lil Kim has previously said the change is caused by an Instagram filter she uses.


Whether or not that’s true, people in the Twitter-sphere don’t seem to be filtering their judgmental positions.

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