“You are a legend and the reason I rap”: Stefflon Don praises Lil’ Kim after surprise appearance at London gig

Lil' Kim appeared on stage with Stefflon Don last night in London

Stefflon Don has praised Lil’ Kim after the rapper made a surprise appearance at her London gig last night.

Posting after the show online, the rapper thanked Lil’ Kim for travelling to London especially for the gig and praised her for being an influence on her career.

Stefflon Don wrote: “Still can’t believe that this woman flew all the way from NY to LDN just to show out for me this is unbelievable.

“Kim i have so much respect for you and we love you so much! You are a legend and you are the reason i rap. I can not thank you enough. Best night of my life.”

Lil’ Kim performed ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’ on stage with Stefflon Don at the Hammersmith Apollo. You can see footage and reaction to the moment below.

Last month, Lil’ Kim announced that she will release her first album in 14 years this summer.

The US rapper’s last album, ‘The Naked Truth’, arrived back in 2005 and featured the single ‘Lighters Up’. It marked her fourth full-length LP, proceeded by ‘La Bella Mafia’ (2003), ‘The Notorious K.I.M’ (2000), and ‘Hard Core’ (1996).

The NYC artist took to social media to confirm her long-awaited comeback record ‘9’. It is set for release on May 17.

Meanwhile, back in January, Stefflon Don teamed up with WileySean Paul and Idris Elba on a new track called ‘Boasty’.

‘Boasty’ – co-produced by Toddla T and Rotterdam’s Mucky – hears Jamaican dancehall legend Paul collaborate once again with Stefflon Don. The pair previously worked together on the recently released ‘Shot & Wine’ and 2018’s ‘Jet Plane Trip’. Paul also remixed Stefflon Don’s tune ‘Hurtin’ Me’ in January 2018.