While fans (and non-fans) may remember Lil’ Kim best for her antics, particularly a certain nipple covering, she is now a gushing mother-to-be. “I’m so excited! I’m a few months along, I can’t wait to be a mom!” she told Us Weekly. But don’t expect her to soften things up. The 39-year-old rapper declared: “I’m still going to be hard-core, the baby has made me even more of a beast!” Lil’ Kim is keeping the baby’s father’s identity a secret.
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