Lil’ Kim won a legal battle Wednesday against James "Lil’ Cease" Lloyd and Ground Zero Entertainment, who were trying to release a DVD with the female rapper’s image.
The order was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Wednesday when Lil’ Cease failed to appear in court for the civil lawsuit. Lil’ Kim wasn’t required to appear in the Manhattan court.
As previously reported, Cease attempted to release "The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A. Part II: Reloaded," a DVD that would use Kim’s name and image.
Cease served as a trial witness during Kim’s perjury case, helping to corroborate her false statements about her association with two men involved in a 2001 shootout outside New York radio station Hot 97.
According to Cease, the DVD would explain his and fellow Junior M.A.F.I.A. rapper Antoine "Banger" Spain’s testimony at the Lil’ Kim perjury trial earlier this year. Cease told AllHipHop.com, "We’re giving it to y’all real raw, real uncensored. I went and got all the evidence, all the paperwork to show what really happened [during the trial]."
On July 6, Kim was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for lying to a grand jury. She is required to surrender to authorities on September 19.
Lil’ Kim, Cease and Junior M.A.F.I.A. once rapped under the tutelage of the late Notorious B.I.G. Kim lashes out on her former cohorts on “My N***as,” a track from her upcoming CD The Naked Truth. She compares Lil’ Cease and Junior M.AF.I.A. to private parts of the female anatomy.