Lil Kim established herself throughout the music industry and to her fans as a "hardcore rapper" whose image included her wearing provocative outfits which barely clothed her attractive body and rapping lyrics replete with expletives and talked about her life on the streets of New York. However, with her pregnancy and impending life as a mother as well as an entertainer the diminutive rapper has realized that her image has to evolve. This is what the great musical artists understand better than the one-hit wonders of the industry.
Lil Kim in an interview disclosed that she had come to accept that for her to be able to connect with her fans and make new fans she is going to have to reinvent herself because while she has 3 platinum rap albums to her credit those albums and songs were made during a different era. It was a time when a major part of how she attracted attention was through her wearing risque clothing that many of her peers and quite frankly her fans could not imagine wearing even though many wished they could. Her male fans saw in her the fantasy woman that they wished they could have as their girlfriend but could never even consider talking to.
Her new music will be sexy music but not hardcore and entertainment insiders don't expect her to be wearing the type of revealing clothing that made her famous. She has taken on the attitude that the songs that made her great are classics and similar to a classic car, you don't change anything with them.
Lil Kim's pregnancy has changed her mindset and the result is the reinvention of Lil Kim and possibly the rebirth of a music star.