Lil Kim’s upcoming memoir is almost ready to hit shelves. The rapper took to Twitter to share that she has finished the draft of the book.
In the tweet, Lil Kim shared a photo of a manuscript titled “The Queen Bee.” She even revealed that the foreword was written by legendary fashion designer, Marc Jacobs.
“It’s been a long journey beehive, edits are finally done,” she wrote. “Thank you to my bestie/soulmate @themarcjacobs for doing my forward.”
Lil Kim’s Memoir
In 2021, the rapper announced that she would be writing a memoir. It was originally set to release in November of that year. Following some delays, the book’s release had to be postponed. The memoir was written alongside veteran music journalist Kathy Iandoli.
Iandoli took to Twitter to express her gratitude for working with two legends.
“My first big writing check I ever earned, I used to buy my first Marc Jacobs bag because Lil Kim was his BFF so I needed to have one,” she tweeted. “Now I’m here working with Marc Jacobs on the Foreword to Lil Kim’s memoir, that I helped her write. Don’t ever deny the power of manifesting.”
The memoir’s publisher, Hachette Book Group, shared in a pre-release link, more information on the book’s arrival. The site shows that the memoir is expected to release in September 2025, and will include 256 pages.
“Lil’ Kim reveals everything that really went on behind the scenes of her legendary career, much of it for the very first time publicly,” the site read. “Lil’ Kim also talks about the hidden moments of her reign — her complicated high-profile relationships, the misogynistic industry she fought to change through sex positivity, the challenging double standards of self-image and beauty in the spotlight, and the momentous act of loyalty that ultimately landed her in prison.”