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    Lil' Kim Gets a Year In Prison

    All I can say about this is I'm sorry she didn't receive more jail time.

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    Rapper Lil' Kim gets 366 days in prison

    Wednesday, July 6, 2005; Posted: 4:38 p.m. EDT (20:38 GMT)

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station.

    While many rappers have served time in prison, Lil' Kim is the first big-name female to do so.

    Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, could have gotten up to 20 years -- five years each on three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy -- at her sentencing before U.S. District Judge Gerard Lynch. A jury convicted her in March on the charges.

    Lil' Kim, who turns 30 next week, was the sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G. As a solo artist, she has become known for her revealing outfits and raunchy lyrics. She won a Grammy in 2001 for her part in the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade."

    The rapper told the grand jury she did not notice two of her close friends at the scene of the shootout -- her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif Jackson, known as "Gutta." Both have pleaded guilty to gun charges.

    Jurors at Lil' Kim's trial saw radio station security photos that depicted Butler opening a door for the rap star, and two witnesses who made records with Lil' Kim said they saw her at the station with Butler and Jackson.

    The gun battle happened outside WQHT-FM, known as Hot 97, when Lil' Kim's entourage crossed paths with a rival rap group, Capone-N-Noreaga.

    Lil' Kim's group confronted the others about the Capone-N-Noreaga song "Bang, Bang" that contained an insult to Lil' Kim from rival Foxy Brown. One man was hurt in the shootout that followed.

    Hot 97 is the same station where the posses of 50 Cent and The Game traded bullets in February.

    Falling out with freeloaders
    At the trial, Lil' Kim testified that she had a falling out after the shooting with Butler and with Antoine "Banger" Spain and James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, the two witnesses who said they saw her with Butler and Jackson.

    She said they were freeloading at her New Jersey townhouse. "I was just fed up," she told jurors. "They were taking advantage of me."

    Her career began with an impromptu street performance for Notorious B.I.G. in their Brooklyn neighborhood. She became "Queen Bee," the only woman in his otherwise all-male clique.

    Her 1996 debut album, "Hard Core," was laced with sexually explicit lyrics and became a big hit, thanks to songs like "Crush On You" and others with unmentionable titles.

    In other legal problems, two men sued Lil' Kim earlier this year, saying she failed to pay them for songwriting and performing services for the 2003 album "La Bella Mafia," which sold more than 1 million copies.

    The rapper arrived at the courthouse Wednesday with bodyguards who cleared her path through the waiting media.

    Some fans also were there, proclaiming their support.

    One man's T-shirt read "Free Lil' Kim" and "Real Men Don't Snitch."
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    Dang, I imagine Jones must be thrilled; things couldn't have worked out better for her if she'd commissioned and paid for the results.

    So she gets what she craved more than anything, a felonious affirmation of her 'credentials', and best of all, she probably won't need to spend more than three or four months crowing about it behind locked doors.

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    What has Lil Kim done to herself, bleaching her skin and other plastic surgery procedures. She is on her way to becoming the black Joyce Wildenstein. If Bigs came back saw her know I doubte he would even recognize her.

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    They were talking about her getting 20 years originally, so I'm sure she's thrilled with the results.

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    Hmmm . . .

    Not long enough, IMHO.

    Well, for a year she'll actually have to put clothes on and take off the "Queen B" necklace.

    Wonder if there's a therapist in there that'll be able to help her deal with the shock of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftcoaster
    So she gets ........ a felonious affirmation of her 'credentials', and best of all, she probably won't need to spend more than three or four months crowing about it behind locked doors.


    Not to mention now becoming a hero to thousands of fans who somehow think that criminal record + jail time = cool music star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeses


    Not to mention now becoming a hero to thousands of fans who somehow think that criminal record + jail time = cool music star.
    And then, she will get out and have more "cool" lyrics to write about, like how she is really bad now and all that.
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