The 41-year-old rapper chopped it up with Billboard while promoting her latest mixtape, Lil’ Kim Season, in which she covers Drake’s “Summer Sixteen.” During the interview, the Queen Bee cited Drizzy as one of her faves right now.
“Everyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge Drake fan. Our relationship isn’t that big but I don’t know him at all. I’ve always been a huge Drake fan. I just love that song. When I first heard it, I was like, ‘Oh, this song right here.’ But that’s how I feel about most of the Drake songs I hear anyways,” she said. “When it comes to music, he really can’t do no wrong to me. That song was one of my favorites. I liked that a lot. Drake is in my top five right now, that’s who I listen to all the time. I love ‘Back 2 Back.’ My daughter sings ‘Back 2 Back.’ I could name Drake songs for 30 minutes straight that I like.”
Lil’ Kim Season, which dropped on Tuesday (March 29), has been a long time coming. It’s been more than ten years since the Brooklyn rhymer dropped 2005’s The Naked Truth. Now, she’s back to focusing on her rap career with collaborations on Puff Daddy’s forthcoming No Way Out 2.
According to Kim, the hiatus was the result of her focusing on another very important job; raising her daughter, Royal Reign.
“For a long time, my focus was my baby,” she said. “I wasn’t thinking about music at all, and my focus was just raising my baby. Now that she’s 19 months and she’s going to be two this summer, she’s motivating me to do music again. We play music all the time and she’s always dancing.”
Lil’ Kim Season holds some hot tracks including the Kevin Gates-featured “Mine” and “I Did It for Brooklyn” with Maino. There’s also a few remakes of other artist’s tracks.
Stream the album below.
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