Lil Kim Denied Permission To Leave New York For Kentucky Derby

Lil Kim was forced to cancel her appearance at the

famed Kentucky Derby over the weekend, because New York prosecutors refused to

grant her permission to leave the state.

According to reports, the rapper was scheduled

to attend various events and her cancellations cost promoters thousands of dollars.

Prosecutors are allegedly very serious in pursuing

Lil Kim on perjury charges, stemming from a 2001 shooting outside of Hot 97's

studios on Greenwich Village, New York.

She will stand trial November 25th for eight

felony charges including conspiracy to commit perjury, obstructing justice and

making false statements.

Lil Kim is presently free on $500,000 bond. Her

representatives were not available for a comment.