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.