Rapper Lil’ Kim is pregnant with her first child

Pregnant Lil' Kim performs at The Blonds after party at Gilded Lily on Wednesday in New York City.
Pregnant Lil’ Kim performs at The Blonds after party at Gilded Lily on Wednesday in New York City.
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Rapper Lil’ Kim is thrilled about having a baby!

“I’m so excited! I’m a few months along, I can’t wait to be a mom!” the 39-year-old told Us Weekly.

The “Money, Power, Respect” rapper, who sported a burgeoning baby bump in a colorful floor-length gown at a New York Fashion Week after-party Wednesday, confirmed the news to the mag.

She did not officially name the child’s father, but MTV News suggested it might be rapper Mr. Papers, whom she’s been dating for a while off and on and whose Twitter timeline is full of retweets of baby congratulations and at least one story naming him as the father.


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“My little boo boo is coming! My little baby boo, my sunshine!” the Queen Bee also told E! News, adding that she still didn’t know the child’s gender.

Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, cradled her growing belly in front of cameras as she made her way into the Blonds after-party hosted by Mac at the Gilded Lily in New York City.

The mom-to-be also performed her song “Lighters Up.”

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“I’m a mom, but I can turn it up a little!” she said when she took the stage, rubbing her new curve.

It’ll be the first child for the petite M.C. and “Dancing With the Stars” alum, who still plans to work through her pregnancy.

“I’m still going to be hardcore—the baby has made me even more of a beast!” she told Us.

But that doesn’t mean the pregnancy hasn’t had its difficulties despite the rapper having a “mommy glow.”

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“I feel horrible sometimes. Sometimes, I don’t even want to put on makeup,” she told New York Magazine’s the Cut blog when asked how she keeps up appearances. “And sometimes, I feel so unattractive and blah. You know? [But] I’m very happy. The baby takes everything out of me. But for my baby? Whatever it takes.”


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