Lil' Kim Issues Statement From Prison, 'In Good Spirits'

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 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.