YMMV / Lil Kim

  • Awesome Ego: She has one on her, but most people aren't put off by it and it actually adds to her badassery.
  • Broken Base: The Notorious K.I.M. and Black Friday. The former with some fans finding it a worthy follow-up to Hard Core and others finding it inferior, the latter with some finding it a much-needed diss towards Nicki Minaj and others finding it hypocritical due to the fact the mixtape includes her collaboration with Minaj and Birdman titled "Gridin' Makin' Money" and to commercialise her feud with Minaj.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: As mentioned on the main page, some people only know her for her outrageous outfits, despite her being a capable emcee.
  • Ear Worm: Several, but "Lighters Up" is a good example.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Lil' Kim fans vs. Foxy Brown fans, mainly due to their real-life rivalry.
    • Lil' Kim fans vs. Barbies anyone?
  • First Installment Wins: Hard Core is considered by many fans to be her best album.
  • Les Yay: Whilst hosting the BET Awards, she engaged in stagegay with singer and fellow host Blu Cantrell by grabbing and pretending to kiss her, in a parody of the famous Madonna / Britney Spears / Christina Aguilera performance.
    • And let's not forget the 1999 VMA Awards, when she wore "That famous purple outfit" and got groped by Diana Ross. Yes, Diana Ross got to second base with Lil' Kim.
  • Never Live It Down: Everytime you see a blog post and/or an Instagram post that focuses on her, you would see people comment on her numerous plastic surgery procedures.
  • Moment of Awesome / Awesome Music: When she performed Cyndi Lauper's hit "Time After Time" alongside the woman herself at Nelson Mandela's 2009 birthday bash. Also doubles as a Heartwarming Moment.
  • Misattributed Song: No, she did not appear on Ice Cube's "You Can Do It". That was Ms. Toi.
  • Signature Song: "Queen Bitch", "Not Tonight", "How Many Licks".
  • Tear Jerker: "Hold On", "Heavenly Father", "Last Day". For some, her endless love for The Notorious B.I.G. is also this, given that he was abusive towards her.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Jones underwent a series of plastic surgery procedures in the mid 00's to augment her face. As of 2013, the results are... shocking. However, Kim herself has spoken out on this, stating that it stems from years of self-hatred brought on by her abusive father and romantic relationships. See The Woobie.
  • The Woobie: She's been through some bad times. Amongst other things, she stabbed her abusive father in self-defence as a child, had to go through losing her mentor and lover, and her violent ex-boyfriend Damion Hardy repeatedly physically abused her, including breaking her nose twice. Reportedly, Biggie himself was abusive towards her as well, both physically and emotionally, to the point where he forced her to have an abortion after getting her pregnant.