Contrary to published
reports, Lil Kim is in good spirits and adjusting to life in the Philadelphia
Federal Detention Center.
Just days after entering the correctional facility, rumors began
to swirl about her physical appearance and her alleged imprisonment in solitary
Earlier this week, Lil Kim born Kimberly Jones, issued a statement
to AllHipHop.com to update her supporters on her current condition since turning
herself into a Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia last Monday.
"I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I
am in good spirits and I will be fine," Lil' Kim said. "Contrary to
the rumors, I am in general population at FDC and I have adjusted to the facility
and to my fellow inmates who are all cool people. Each day, I read, sharpen
my focus and grow. Of course, I wish I could be out to celebrate the release
of my new album this week, The Naked Truth but instead, I am looking to take
advantage of this time to work on my personal development. Thank you to all
for your continued support."
Kim’s lawyer, prominent entertainment attorney L. Londell
McMillan, visited the Queen Bee twice last week and indicated that she’s
the still the same Kim.
“I was amazed at just how good Kim looked on my two visits
to see her in prison last week,” stated McMillan. "Even in a jumpsuit,
Kim still has the style and swagger of a star. Kim respects her inmates and
they respect her. She will turn this experience into a positive reality for
herself as well as her fans and community. She is evolving into a remarkable
person of faith and courage."
Although incarcerated, Lil Kim is expected to make a big splash
on the Billboard 200 when her new eagerly anticipated album, Naked Truth
hits retail stores today (Sept. 27).
Her new album has
received critical acclaim and also earned the Brooklyn rapper the coveted “Five
Mic” rating from The Source magazine, a first for any female MC.