Li'l Kim Lands Film Role As Music Honors Keep Coming

Even as Li'l Kim continues to reap the rewards of her music career, the risqué rapper is planning to branch out into film.

Kim, who recently took home a Soul Train Lady Of Soul Award for her "Not Tonight (Ladies Night)" single, will make her big screen debut in the upcoming Miramax film "She's All That." The role brings the rapper not only a new career opportunity, but also the chance to silence at least one critic.

"It was very discouraging. (A magazine article) said, 'Li'l Kim, you will never be on a movie screen, and if you do it will not be a PG movie,'" Kim recently explained to our friends in the MTV Radio Network. "Well, I would like to tell those people who wrote that to me that this movie is very PG. As a matter of fact, it's more of a down-to-earth movie comparable to 'Clueless,' and that's strictly for the kids."

The film is being directed by Robert Iscove, the man who went behind the camera for the recent Whitney Houston-Brandy remake of "Cinderella."

Li'l Kim is of course not abandoning music. She plans to release a new album next year.