Roommate, it’s still Women’s History Month, and now is the perfect time to take a trip back in time and check out some of the Queen Bees, Lil’Kim’s most iconic looks – but with a twist! Kim is undoubtedly a style icon and has worn some of the most unique and outrageous outfits many artists have recreated over the years. From the red carpet to music videos, you name it, Kim did it!
You can’t mention Kim without thinking about how she used to press the envelope at awards shows. During the 1997 Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards, Kim exerted pressure when she wore a gold headpiece that was accompanied by a gold-adorned two-piece set with a matching skirt. What other person would fit this look better than Taraji P. Henson! Kim returned the next year and continued to impress fans by wearing a jeweled headpiece with a silver dress. We gave Ashanti this look because of her ripped waist, and the roommates were very receptive to it!
In 1999, Kim took off her most iconic outfits in history, the purple shell jumpsuit she wore as a pie at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)! We brought Jayda Cheaves into this look and instead of going with a wig, we gave her a modern look with an elongated ponytail. Lots of roommates loved it on Jayda and said she looks good in everything. On the way to the millennium, Kim showed up at the 2000 VMAs in a short red patent leather outfit with a matching duster. Reginae Carter fit this look perfectly, but it’s unclear if she was trolling when commenting on our post. She stepped into the shadow room and commented with several laughing emojis: “Oh, I think you hate me.”
When you think of Kim’s music videos, you already know she brought the heat! In 1996 it was very bright with their “Wiz” inspired music video for “Crush On You” and something we’ve never seen before. Kim got away with different colored fur and wigs, and it was only right to give sister duo Chloe x Halle the honor of shining with this classic look. Chloe wore the two-piece set of red fur, and Halle looked icy and undisturbed in the blue fur pants look. We had to put Queen Naija in Kim’s look from the 1997 music video for “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)”. Kim looked stunning in a white two-piece set with a gold belt and a blonde updo. Queen Naija also stepped into the shadow room and said, “I’ll give Ronnie from the players club.”
2001 was a look that still inspires the Gworls today. When Kim appeared head-to-toe with Fendi prints in Ray J’s music video for “Wait A Minute,” she set the tone. It was only right that we gave New Yorker Lala Anthony the honor of adding the warmth to this look. Outside of outfits, Kim always killed the game with hairstyles and peeled off multiple colors. She took hair to the next level when she added the Chanel symbol to her blue wig in 2001. Keke Palmer, ignorant of hair colors, killed this look. Roommate, which Lil Kim outfit is your favorite?
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