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Lil Kim is a style icon. It’s time she got her due.

podcast December 6, 2022


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Think of the top women rappers of our time: Cardi B. Megan Thee Stallion. Nicki Minaj. They all showcase a signature style that involves multicolored wigs, skyscraping heels and designer logos on everything. But that blend of high fashion, femininity and attitude began before any of them, pioneered in the 1990s by the original queen bee: Lil’ Kim. Ahead of its time, Kim’s ingenuity – and her place in the fusion of fashion and hip-hop – has not always been recognized. Host Brittany Luse and fashion journalist Scarlett Newman make the case for why it’s time Lil’ Kim gets the credit she deserves.

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