Lil Kim, the infamous female rapper and former girlfriend of the late Biggie Smalls, is addicted to plastic surgery. Lil Kim has completely transformed her face (and the color of her skin). Sure, everybody changes a little over time, but Lil Kim’s plastic surgery puts her right up there with some of the most dramatic celebrity plastic surgery changes in Hollywood.
When questioned about Lil Kim’s plastic surgery she was pretty open and gave her reason for why she did it. In an interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 Lil Kim stated: “People think I did it because I had low self-esteem but that wasn’t the case. I think that I did it because I was a little too vain at the time. I’m a perfectionist.” When Angie asked Lil Kim if she was finished with the surgeries Kim hesitated and said, “There are still some things I have to fix.”
In the most recent pictures of Lil Kim she is barely recognizable, so much so that she even looks like a different ethnicity! Here is what some people think about Lil Kim plastic surgery:
Although Lil Kim has given her reasons for the surgeries, it still doesn’t seem to answer the “why?” If she feels so beautiful why doesn’t she stop? Lil Kim’s skin is significantly lighter as well. Skin lightening is quite popular in cultures where it is considered not as beautiful to have a dark complexion. But it is also controversial. Lil Kim lightening her skin indicates that she really did not embrace the color of her skin beforehand. Dr. Boris Ackerman, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA explained to The New York Daily News that, "Her skin has undergone a significant amount of lightening, which can be done with combination of chemical peel and skin lightening creams."
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