Women in hip-hop are finally getting their stories told on screen, from Netflix's Roxanne Roxanne to Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about Salt-N-Pepa. And soon it might be Lil' Kim's turn, after she hinted that her own biopic is potentially in the works.
"I have a few offers. I have a secret but I can’t tell you," she said in an interview with ESSENCE. "It's dealing with me and my life a little bit, kinda. You'll know in like another month. It's going to come out."
While she didn't divulge exact details, Kim did say that in "about a month" we'd know more. Kim, who narrates the second season of BET+'s American Gangster: Trap Queens, went on to say that she wants people to know the real her, and not all of the narratives that have been created about her.
"I want people to know the real Kim," Kim explained . "All the stories that everybody else tells, chile, don’t listen to it."
When it comes to her biopic, Kim would want to find people who could play her throughout the different stages of her life, from childhood to adolescence and young adulthood, before ultimately stepping in to play herself.
"I see my movie in parts. So I have to find the perfect little girl, then I have to find the teenager, then I have to find the perfect teenager into almost like young adult, and then I play the remaining part myself," she said.
And yes, Kim already has someone in mind to play her as a young adult.
"I love Teyana," she said of Teyana Taylor. "She's my only other thought. There's nobody else in the industry at all but Teyana. But, even before Teyana, I would love to give some little girls from Brooklyn a chance so I can connect. Really connect."
Check out Kim's interview with ESSENCE here, and watch the first five episodes of season two of American Gangster: Trap Queens on BET+.