Lil Kim: Music Today… You Don’t Even Have To Be Talented, Just Come With Something Catchy And Hot!!!”

- By Bossip Staff

Lil Kim’s first album dropped in 1997 and even though she hasn’t dropped an album in five years, she thinks she’s still relevant. In a recent interview, Kim explains why you don’t have to actually spit the hottest lyrics anymore and that’s why she’s more relevant than people who just got in the game…

“I’m constantly growing, my album came out in ’97 but I started doing music in the early ‘90s,” she said. “One reason that I’m still here and I’m still relevant to this day – probably even more relevant than a lot of new people who come into the industry – is because I know how to reinvent myself, I know how to change with the times.”

The 34-year-old discussed how the industry has changed since she first released music.

“I think that, no matter who you are these days; you could be young, you could be old, you could be new, you could be an artist that’s been in the industry for a minute, I think it’s all about a hot record these days, it’s different,” she claimed.

“I think that’s the only difference I could point out, you know, you could have a hot song back in the day but it may not break through. But now if you have a hot song – it doesn’t have to have a lot of thought behind it, it doesn’t have to be a deep record.

“You don’t even have to be very talented as long as you come up with something that’s catchy and, you know, something that is now.”

Lil Kim’s got a point, a lot of these artist lack talent… they just happen to hook up with the right songwriter, producer and management team.

Word on the street, Lil Kim maybe hooking up with the ever so no talented Rihanna… What Do You Think That Would Sound Like???


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  • Superficial Glamour


    not relevant these days but her body is great

  • Peace

    She’s just saying that bc she think Nicki falls into that category but the funny is…so does she.

  • Luv-Lee

    @ Robert
    Didn’t Diane, the Motown Legend, reach and grab Kim’s boob??

  • Luv-Lee


  • GreeneyedBandit


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  • msbliss

    I luv kim but she been sounding so BITTER lately! She is NO DIFFERENT than nicki & if she can’t come harder than why spend all ur time yappin?????? She wasn’t this extremely talented artist talkin lik she’s the madonna of rap music. She got in being biggie’s sideline hoe & wearing trashy clothes. She is no lauren hill or queen latifah 4 that matter, jus a old female rapper w/ played out gimmicks 2 garnish attention. Nicki will be playing ghetto clubs w/ kim in about 10 yrs. If u can’t keep up, u get left behind So get wit it or GET LOST KIM.

  • headbanger

    Lil Kim, I love u but shut up already and what on earth kind of single could you put out with “Big Red?” Please! Ho, sit down!!!


    The article is a fake! Kim’s album came out in 1996. No way she would confuse the year her album came out. LOL

  • dia

    well, its not like she lying. u dont have to be talented these days. just look at souja boy,t-pain, and all them other lil rappers making this dumb songs.smh. folks that have real talent cant get a break these days, but all these lil bubble gum acts scream crap over the mike and they an overnight success.

  • OMG

    Not so sure about relevant. Frankly, I think all the beef back and forth is only to keep each name out. All the rappers create beef! As for talent, there are quite a few one note headliners making paper. Literally one note is what they come on every song. eh eh eh

  • Joe

    Acutually ‘Hard Core’ dropped on November 12, 1996. The Junior M.A.F.I.A ablum ‘Conspiracy’ dropped August 29, 1995 and she [Lil’ Kim] first appeared on Biggie’s ‘Ready to Die’ album in late 1994 on the “Intro.”

  • MsGV

    @ Luv-Lee was still disrespectful.
    Lil Kim is absolutely right. I also agree with Robert and Kingsley. Lil Kim is talking the talk and she needs to do something about it.

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  • Melissa

    LIl Kim is ILL, and will always be the ILLEST! Surely you all have ears. I’m NOT knockin another female rapper at all, but when you compare talent Kim is RAW, and in a class all by herself. And truthfully Nicki is straight up swagger jackin from the bestest, Lil Kim!

  • Naked Truth

    Can someone post some of her song lyrics, you know the ones biggie wrote for her? Compare those today’s artist and tell me how they differ?

  • Robert

    @Luv-Lee.Thats true.Diana did grab Kims boobs,but you missed the whole point.Diana is a Rock and Roll hall of famer,and international legend.She was classy on stage.Micheal Jackson,Smokey Robinson,Marvin Gaye is the circles Diana was around,as well as being married to a Billionaire importer,and 2 of her kids are well known sucessful actors.If you don,t see that Kim sets black women back then you are blind.Luv-Lee was,nt this the same Kim that bleached her skin,then told Biggies mom that the actress that played her in Notorious film,should have been Puerto Rican or light skinned?Sellout

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    “You don’t even have to be very talented as long as you come up with something that’s catchy and, you know, something that is now.”

    this is true and very very sad. oh, it’s also about the way you look.

  • Yeah Ok

    “Music Today… You Don’t Even Have To Be Talented, Just Come With Something Catchy And Hot!!!”

    Exactly, Lil Kim…that’s how YOU came on the scene too. . .

    [rolling eyes]

  • Diane

    I don’t see Kim jumping in Katy Perry or GaGa’s face about wearing colored wigs.

  • Robert

    Everybody got to realize that music is just like Mcdonalds.We love Mcdonalds when we are young,even though its not good for us,but as we get older our taste buds change and maturity for better foods.Then our children that we have fall for Mcdonalds and we can,t understand why.Mcdonalds never changed,just like music.No good sellout Kim got to realize that and quit hatin.Just mad cause ain,t no white boy Scott Storches giving her Bentleys anymore.They giving them to Nikki.

  • detdoll5

    WTF is does relevancy have to do with anything with all the generically manufactured rappers. Kim is just as relevant as any of these other pea brained half a$$ed talented rappers.

  • Robert

    @Yeah OK and Diane-Co-sign. She gives true legends in the game like Latifah,MC Lyte,and Lauren Hill who up-lifted Black women in a dignified way.You don,t always have to degrade yourself as a woman to make money.

  • MsJae

    Im tired of people sayin she helping to degrade black woman STFU already wit that!!! If thats the case Niki Minaj is doing the same thing too…she got females thinkin its ok to walk around bein bisexual or whatever she is and im not talkin bout older females young females because they influence easier..lil kim was the first barbie by the way she just neva walked around sayin it and everything lil kim did back in the days niki minaj is doin it now….she is like the 2010 Lil Kim…the rappers out now are talentless and all u need is a catchy song to catch peoples attention…but i dont blame it on the “artists” i blame it on the audience who likes to listen to the garbage.

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