“All my life men have told me I wasn’t pretty enough": Lil' Kim's bleached skin and blonde hair are the tragic result of sexism, racism, colorism

The rapper's new look has people asking "Lil' Kim is white now?”

Published April 29, 2016 11:00AM (EDT)

Rap Icon Lil' Kim posted pictures of herself with strangely lighter skin that sparked mixed reactions on social media. Over the course of time, she has transformed her appearance -- from blue contact lenses to blonde hair and now dramatically lighter skin. Watch our video to see how much Lil' Kim has changed over the years — and the reasons she gives for her new look.

By Patrice Waite

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