Whatta miracle! Miley Cyrus managed to prove that it’s possible to dress up as a famous person of another race for Halloween — without resorting to blackface. Now we know why Miley was rocking that purple wig the other day — it’s part of her Lil’ Kim Halloween costume. Cyrus posted photos of herself dressed up as Kim in her infamous purple jumpsuit from the 1999 VMAs — which of course gave her the chance to bare one tit. The only thing that bothers me about this costume is knowing that Miley probably thinks of herself as, like, being as bad ass, rebellious and boundary-pushing as Kim, like they’re kindred spirits or something, when she’s not even close. Still, Kim was impressed — she tweeted her approval. [Concrete Loop; NY Daily News]
Unlike Amelia, I’ve yet to hop aboard the Miley train. It’s not that I actively dislike her, but my takeaway from her whole Disney girl-turned-twerker metamorphosis is that girlfriend is trying way, way too hard. (Call me hyper-critical, and oh, I am, but I’ve never fancied a pothead who goes around constantly broadcasting how much pot they smoke, even if it’s pot they smoke with Snoop Dogg.) But the biggest bone I’ve got to pick with Ms. Cyrus is how she wants so badly for us to know and accept that she is hip-hop now, and in reassuring us over and over again that she is hip-hop, she keeps putting her hip-hop foot right in her hip-hop mouth. Case in point? When asked by Billboard.com to list her top five favorite female musicians, she had this to say about the no-no-notorious Lil Kim: “In my past life, I feel like that was me. I feel like Lil Kim is who I am on the inside.” Say it with me — guuuuuuuuurl.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Lil’ Kim perform. Apparently, she got down at the LA Pride Festival this past weekend and the audience loved her. I can’t say I would have recognized her, but I’m glad the Queen Bee’s still bringing it hard. Click through to see pics from her performance. I’m particularly impressed with her split kick. Her “Dancing With the Stars” stint has served her well. [Photos: WENN]
You can always count on Lil’ Kim to change up her
face style game. For awhile she was going in a Kim Kardashian direction, but all that changed when she got rid of her eyebrows. She didn’t need those things anyway. This particular trend would look ridiculous on me, but I marvel at women who can pull it off. Click through to see what I’m talking about. [Buzzfeed]
Nicki Minaj has repeatedly said she doesn’t understand how the beef between her and Lil’ Kim started. (“You see Gaga, you see Madonna—but Madonna never hated on Gaga,” she said. “Why in the black community we gotta hate on each other instead of saying ‘Thank you for showing me love, thank you for keeping my name alive?’”) Well, Lil’ Kim just took the rivalry to the next level. She not only titled her new mixtape Black Friday—Nicki’s album is Pink Friday—but on the cover, she shows Nicki with her head severed. Nicki’s pink head lays on the floor a few feet away and blood is splattered everywhere. Kim, of course, is holding a bloody sword. What do you think—okay or too much? [PopEater, MTV] Keep reading »