Lil Kim announces new album ‘9’ – her first in 14 years

The New Yorker dropped her first single last month

Lil Kim will release her first album in 14 years this summer, it has been announced.

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).

Now, the NYC artist has taken to social media to confirm her long-awaited comeback record ‘9’. It is set for release on May 17.

After releasing the first single ‘Go Awff’ last month, Kim will mark the album announcement by unveiling its official video this Friday (March 29). Check out Lil Kim’s Instagram announcement below.

Kim initially intended to drop her new record last November, breaking her silence with a track called ‘Nasty One’ over the summer.

Despite not having released a full studio album since 2005, a number of mixtapes have emerged since – with 2016’s ‘Lil Kim Season’ being the most recent.

Meanwhile, it was reported last year that a ‘Lady Marmalade’ reunion could be on the cards. Lil Kim appeared alongside Christina Aguilera and Pink for the track, which soundtracked 2001’s Moulin Rouge! It subsequently went to number one in both the US and UK.

Back in 2017, Lil Kim made headlines after Beyonce and Jay-Z dressed up as her and Notorious B.I.G for Halloween. “Come all the way thru Bey!!” she responded to the nod on a split photo of herself and Bey.