Lil’ Kim brought her daughter Royal Reign to VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: so cute


VH1’s Hop Hop Honors event was held last night, and Lil’ Kim was one of the honorees. VH1 did a good tribute to Lil’ Kim’s legacy in the hip-hop world, and her sartorial legacy as well. As I covered back in April, Lil’ Kim has undergone a really drastic makeover in the past few years. In April, it seemed like she’d been bleaching her skin or something, because she basically looked like a blonde white woman. Compared to those April photos, Kim actually looks somewhat improved nowadays, right? She still looks like she got some really bad plastic surgery, but she doesn’t look like an entirely different person now.

Many of Kim’s friends came out to celebrate her, including P. Diddy. This year, VH1 was honoring the ladies of hip-hop, so Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah and Salt-n-Pepa were also in attendance. Lil’ Kim brought her 2-year-old daughter, Royal Reign, as her “date.” When Kim accepted the award, she gave a shout-out to her daughter, “My beautiful baby Royal Reign is in the building. My beautiful baby!” Kim also had something to say about violence against the African-American community, saying:

“I just want to say that brutality has gotten to an all-time high. It is horrible. We as a people can stick together and do something about that. Speak our voice and our opinion and really just support the community.”

[From VH1]

Latifah also used her speech to highlight race relations in America, saying that “racism is still alive and kicking”you can read more here.

This baby’s side-eye, you guys. Adorable.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. me says:

    It’s scary to think this woman is raising a daughter. God help her.

    • C says:


    • Naya says:

      My heart bleeds for that little girl. Here is hoping she is actually being raised by a less self loathing mother figure.

    • Sugar says:

      Wow that’s harsh. Having excessive plastic surgery doesn’t negate mothering abilities.

      • me says:

        It’s not just about the plastic surgeries, she has major mental health issues and self-hatred. How can she raise a daughter to love herself when lil Kim hates who she is? You don’t drastically change yourself THAT much unless you really really hate yourself. Little girls need lots of self confidence. I’m not being harsh, I’m being honest. Know the difference.

  2. jferber says:

    I think women (particularly women of color) get a lot of negative messages about themselves and it’s a sad response to totally change your look to fit. That said, I don’t see why she can’t be a good mother to her little girl. How many women have insecurity/inferiority feelings? They don’t make you unfit to be a mother. I have empathy for her. I don’t know how to explain this, but her baby looks like a little deity sitting in her arms. So cute.

    • Trixie says:

      As someone who was raised by an insecure, self-loathing woman, I have to say it is *very* easy for a woman to pass down those feelings onto her daughter so the daughter becomes insecure and self-loathing as well.

  3. Georgia says:

    I have so much love for lil Kim because her albums were part of my inappropriate childhood, so it pains me to see how different she looks now.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. Her original face was really, really cute.

      • V4Real says:

        There was a time when she was really pretty. It was right after her first boob implant and the first nose job. After that she went overboard and this is the end result. She looks like a distant cousin of Michael Jackson. The horrible nose job, the cheek implants, the fake ass and the skin bleaching is too much. If you go back to when she was on dancing with the stars, the surgery should have stopped there, though she already had the fake ass which she didn’t need.

  4. HH says:

    The Hip Hop Honors special was a good ending to my night. Sometimes I feel old and judgmental when I talk about music in the 90s, but just hearing it… Yeah. There are some good people out today, but back then, it was in abundance. Even the stuff that wasn’t my taste I could see where it was good. Now, music is like noise. Now, if you’ll excuse me while I get these kids of my lawn. 😉

    • Justjj says:

      Yes! I agree. And all women named are amazing. There was definitely a more soulful and honest dialogue between musicians and the public in the 90s. It was a combination of lots of things but who could have known how the experience of music would come to be so degraded by Napster, iTunes, and YouTube? I also think Kim is looking better but she has always had plastic surgery and struggled with body image a lot, it seems like it’s nothing new. It’s so cute she brought her baby girl! What a bunch of awesome ladiez. Missy Elliott is a class act. Too much awesome.

    • Crox says:

      Hehe, it’s amazing how we remember music of our youth … I loved the 70s and the 80s, and already hated the 90s (in a “all music is bad now” kind of way). I presume I’m a bit older than you two. My dad of course hated the ultra modern music of 70s and 80s as trash. 😀

  5. Lauren says:

    She looks like a completely different person now. I find it adorable that she brought her daughter as her date!

  6. M.A.F. says:

    Quote : “She still looks like she got some really bad plastic surgery, but she doesn’t look like an entirely different person now.”

    What?! She has a different face!

  7. JenniferJustice says:

    I don’t see her as any different than Chloe Lattanzi (Oliva Newton John’s daughter) and that dialogue yesterday. I have sympathy for anybody who feels that bad about their natural look but both of these ladies appear to have body dysmorphia and are plastic surgery addicts. I can’t imagine feeling so ugly and every surgery only sufficing for a few months only to move on to tweaking something else because you’re never satisfied with how you look. However, the message that sends to youth is awful. The message it sends to Lil’ Kim’s daughter is awful – a daughter who has natural ethnic features that her mom got rid of b/c she thought it was ugly. So, no, I don’t believe she can be a good mother. She may very well be a loving mother, but that’s not at all the same as being a solid role model, emotionally stable, and good with herself.

  8. Lucy says:

    It still sort of saddens me to see what she has done to her face, but on the other hand she seems so happy with her baby girl that it tones it down a little.

  9. Crox says:

    Weird question, perhaps, but: is this how she wanted to look like or is it plastic surgery gone wrong? My first thought is the latter, but I’m not sure because many women end up with a similar face.

    She had a very cute face before. Too bad about this (unless she’s happy, in that case good for her).

    I only know one person that I know of that had a lot of her body changed. The boobs look nice but her face for some reason looks older. That was good in her 20s but not so much now near her 40s. Too much tanning did a bit of damage too. And I’m quite sure she had self-esteem issues (not just physical, family pressure too). Her face was then turned to something more conventionally beautiful (as in: higher cheekbones, thinner nose), but she lost her individual cuteness. Similar to how I see Kim.

    • Justjj says:

      I think it’s probably gone wrong. With so many of these celebs (Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman, et. al.) who get bad plastic surgery I just think surely they didn’t want to look like that… I think it becomes borderline OCD behavior for some of these women, an eyebrow lift is not a haircut, eyelid surgery is not a tattoo, and fat injections in lips, cheeks or behind is not the same as getting a manicure… If you aren’t happy with the outcome and you’re rich and famous what would you do? Try to correct it? That’s more surgery then you need X surgery to distract or balance out Y thing you don’t like. Then some doctor says you need this or that. It’s just a slippery slope. I know plenty of women my age (in their 30s) that started with a little filler here and and some Botox there and they have full on cat face. The odd thing is, they think they look good and don’t mind. Pretty sad but does it mean she’s mentally unstable or unfit to be a mom? I don’t know. Who knows that? Body image and how that’s built over the years through negative experiences or positive ones is so different for every woman.

  10. Donna Martin says:

    Lil Kim’s self loathing is not all self created. Society does a fine job telling us white = beauty. Even when you see a non white celebrity they have a specific look. You don’t see any other type of beauty so it’s hard for some to think themselves beautiful because their looks don’t match. I feel for Kim.

    • kri says:

      I just want to say..Lil Kim was so damn beautiful as she was. My Queen, My Empress, Missy kept her face. And she is and looks amazing. Kim went too far. But her baby is perfection, in the most natural form. I have love for all of these ladies and their contributions.