Rapper Lil Kim Feels She Is A ‘Spanish Girl Trapped In A Black Girl’s Body’
By Love B Scott
We’ve seen Lil Kim go through various image changes over the years and in the past she’s openly discussed how harmful competing with European beauty standards has been to her self-esteem.
In a newly-released video posted to her fan page Lil’ Kim Royal, Kim can be seen speaking to someone behind the camera about her ethnic identity.
“You know, I’m a Spanish girl trapped in a Black girl’s body,” she says jokingly. “But I’m all mixed up.”
Kim then starts singing a song in Spanish.
It’s unclear when the video was taken and while it appears Kim’s having a little fun in the clip, her ‘all mixed up’ statement does fall in line with some of what she’s said previously.
In 2000, she told Newsweek:
“I have low self-esteem and I always have. Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking. You know, the long-hair type. Really beautiful women that left me thinking, ‘How I can I compete with that?’ Being a regular black girl wasn’t good enough.”