Lil Kim is one of the most influential female rap artists in history. The Queen Bee has inspired modern-day acts like GloRilla who recently recreated Lil Kim’s iconic pose used as promotion for the Brooklynite’s classic 1996 debut studio LP, Hard Core. In addition, Glo quoted the “No Matter What They Say” single off The Notorious K.I.M. album.
“If I didn’t have a deal I’d still be worth some mills LEO SEASON APPROACHING,” GloRilla wrote as the caption for her Instagram photo carousel.
Lil Kim saw GloRilla paid homage to her on the social media platform. The Grammy winner responded to the online tribute in GloRilla’s Instagram comment section with a few emojis.
GloRilla isn’t the first female rapper to re-enact Lil Kim’s famous photo. Before becoming an international superstar, Nicki Minaj promoted her 2008 Sucka Free mixtape with a Lil Kim-esque image.
Azealia Banks seemingly channeled Lil Kim for a Paper magazine cover in 2012. Recently, Coi Leray appeared to draw inspiration from the former Junior M.A.F.I.A. member for her self-titled sophomore album artwork.
GloRilla has been racking up co-signs from other female rap stars. In addition to Lil Kim publicly showing her love, Cardi B hopped on Glo’s “Tomorrow 2” record, a Top 10 hit in the United States.