Lil' Kim Goes Free

Mommas, lock up your children and keep the pets inside -- Lil' Kim is back on the streets.

After serving 10 months in prison on three counts of perjury and one of conspiracy for lying to a federal grand jury about friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station, Kimberly Jones was liberated on Monday (July 3).

According to media reports, the diminutive rapper manages to leave the hoosegow with dignity, relatively speaking. Wearing shades, clinging white pants and a cleavage-baring top, Lil' Kim greeted fans before exiting in a silver Rolls Royce.

Initially, Lil' Kim was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, but was sprung early for good behavior. She'll be under house arrest for the next 30 days, followed by three years of supervised release.

A Grammy winner as one of the performers on the 2001 "Lady Marmalade" remix from the "Moulin Rouge!" soundtrack, Lil' Kim is also an occasional actress whose credits include "She's All That," "Juwanna Man" and "You Got Served."

A reality series about Lil' Kim's final days before incarceration ran on BET with the catchy title "Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown."

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