“Producers are thrilled they’ve finally got her [Lil Kim],” a source told NME. “It’s taken a lot of cash but they are confident she will be worth it…This will be Kim’s chance to set the record straight and have her say on all the rumors. Bosses are hoping she will be outspoken inside the house and make it an explosive series.”
For those unaware, Celebrity Big Brother is a British reality series that places a group of people in a house. Think The Real World but at the end of each week, one person gets voted out a la Survivor.
Kim and Banks aren’t strangers to controversy and will likely be great additions to the inevitable reality show drama. Kim regularly spars with tabloids over rumors and supposedly Photoshopped images; and she’s been engaged in an off-and-on war of words with Nicki Minaj for years. Banks is also known for going head-to-head with a number of artists on Twitter including Erykah Badu and T.I. On top of that, Banks has used homophobic slurs and racist remarks against former One Direction singer, Zayn Malik. Although she has since apologized and vowed to stop, Banks was banned from Twitter, although she still remains on Instagram. Both of the rappers have been accused of using skin bleaching products. (Banks admitted to using it.) And they sparred with each other on Twitter back in 2012.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see Lil Kim and Azealia Banks in the same room. Stay tuned for the official announcement.