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Linwood remarried, though his relationship with Kim soured irreparably only after she began dating boys at the age of 13.According to Kim he became increasingly verbally abusive and their relationship took a violent turn — Kim once stabbed him with a pair of scissors. In the years that followed, she sometimes stayed with neighbors, or with older men who housed and fed her — in return for sex.She had jobs working in department stores (following in the footsteps of her mom, who worked at Macy’s), and ran errands for drug dealers.She has said that she did “whatever it took” to make ends meet during this period.Vogue’s editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley called her the Black Madonna.But on closer inspection her modified appearance seemed an attempt to subvert deep-seated feelings of inadequacy: it had been blonde, blue-eyed girls who had ridiculed Kim when she was a child.
She had changed her appearance dramatically — with breast implants, blonde wigs and blue-eyed contact lenses.
“Think about it,” she told the writer Kristal Brent Zook. I think doing photo shoots and seeing all the people respond to me has helped.
“The girls that [men] dated when I was younger were light-skinned and tall. [But] I still don’t see what they see.”Around the same time as Kim's debut, the public was introduced to another provocative female rapper by the name of Foxy Brown, whose debut album, Christopher Wallace discovered Kim and developed her as an artist —they became lovers too, though their relationship was far from exclusive: Wallace famously slept around.
Wallace was a couple of years older at 19, a small-time drug dealer on the path to hip-hop superstardom as the Notorious B. Wallace signed to Sean “Puffy” Combs’s label, Bad Boy Entertainment in 1992. She modeled her vocal flow on that of the Notorious B. It was Wallace’s idea for Kimberly Jones to create the Lil' Kim alter ego — and he encouraged her to cultivate a lascivious style that would be dubbed “gangsta porno rap.”“When my son was here,” Christopher Wallace’s mother, Voletta, told the Washington Post in 2000, “that’s all you would hear: Kim and Christopher [saying], ‘Sex sells, sex sells.’”Lil' Kim released her debut solo album, .
As well as his solo career, Wallace also put together a hip-hop group, Junior MAFIA (an acronym for Masters at Finding Intelligent Attitudes), whose membership included several of his childhood friends. Critics loved Kim’s raw, unapologetic flow, which was way more explicit than that of established female rappers like MC Lyte and Queen Latifah. 11 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.