Faith Evans Airs Bad Boy, Li'l Kim Woes To "Elle"

Singer Faith Evans, the widow of rapper Biggie Smalls, gets a few things off her chest in the new issue of "Elle" magazine, which arrives next week.

For one thing, she claims she hasn't been paid a dime's worth of royalties by Puffy Combs' Bad Boy Records for her work on the smash hit single "I'll Be Missing You" or her now three-year-old solo album.

A Bad Boy spokesman notes that proceeds from the "I'll Be Missing You" single went to charity and to a trust fund for Biggie's children, one of whom he had with Evans. The spokesperson went on to say that royalties from the singer's solo album, on the other hand, had been withheld during what was called "negotiations," but that all issues have now been resolved. Everyone is, according to Bad Boy, "As happy as can be."

In the magazine, Evans also notes that after she learned that raunchy rapper Li'l Kim had had an affair with her husband, she went down to Puffy's studio and "beat Kim up for the first time." Li'l Kim's camp

refused to comment on that story.

These revelations and many others can be found when the new issue of "Elle" hits newsstands a week from this Saturday.