(AllHipHop News) Lil’ Kim, the Queen Bee, held her first hometown show at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, New York. over the weekend as part of her “The Return Of The Queen” tour. The show got off to an exciting start, with Saigon, Papoose Shyheim and Cassidy opening up for the Queen Bee, and Mobb Wives reality show star Drita D’Avanzo hosting. The opening acts did a great job at getting the audience turned up and ready for Kim. Throughout the one hour-long set, Lil’ Kim brought out surprise guests Missy Elliott, Eve, Juelz Santana, and Fred Da Godson, and ran through some of her most notable hits.
Kim hit the stage dressed to kill in a red military inspired jacket with a tan body suit underneath and a full band backing her up. She began her set with the twista-esque “Queen B####”, then performed with a vengeance, and even kicked a few dance moves with her backup dancers, nailing the choreography. Kimmy Blanco then ran through a catalog of her 2000s hits, including “The Jump Off”, “Big Mama Thing”, “Magic Stick” and “Lighters Up”.
One of the biggest moments during the show was when Lil’ Kim brought out Missy Elliott and Eve to perform the “Hot Boyz (Remix)”. The crowd was entranced, seeing what could truly be a momentous moment in Hip-Hop – one that could possibly start a unity among the female rappers of our time.
Lil’ Kim closed out the show spitting verses from her features on two classics – Mobb Deep’s “The Quiet Storm” and Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s “Get Money (Remix)”. Although a few of the costume changes slowed down the momentum at times, Lil’ Kim did a great job at showing the crowd she still has what it takes to compete with the younger female rappers out there. And no, there was not one mention of a certain Ms. Nicki Minaj.
Check out the video below to watch some clips from Lil’ Kim’s “The Return Of The Queen” stop in the Bronx: