[artist id="934"]Lil’ Kim[/artist] made her debut in the music industry as part of the Junior M.A.F.I.A. but chances of a full-scale reunion of the group the Notorious B.I.G. handpicked himself are minimal.
The Queen Bee told us during Thursday’s edition of “RapFix Live” that in spite of the crew once being a tight-knit musical family, her continued disassociation with fellow M.A.F.I.A. member Lil’ Cease prevents her from ever reuniting with the crew.
“No. Next question,” Kim said when asked by host Sway if there was a chance of a reunion. Asked about a possible Junior M.A.F.I.A. album, her response was equally terse: “Never.”
The Junior M.A.F.I.A. — Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, MC Klepto, Nino Brown and company — was conceived by B.I.G., who signed the group to Atlantic Records via the Undeas Entertainment imprint with his business partner Lance “Un” Rivera. Thanks to breakout performances on hits like “Get Money” and “Player’s Anthem,” from Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s debut album, Conspiracy (1995), Lil’ Kim was able to launch her own solo career.
Her solo debut, Hardcore, was released a year later and is considered a hip-hop classic. Lil’ Cease would release his own solo album, The Wonderful World of Cease a Leo, in 1999, two years after B.I.G.’s untimely death. But Cease and Kim had a falling-out shortly thereafter, with the Queen Bee suing her fellow Brooklyn native for $6 million in 2005 over a Junior M.A.F.I.A. DVD.
Last year, Lil’ Cease told MTV News that a Junior M.A.F.I.A. reunion “needed to happen.” But even when pressed, Kim maintained that the chance of reconciliation with Cease on a personal level was slim, at best.
“At this point I would say never,” Kim declared. “Only God directs my life so I can’t say if I would ever speak to him in the future. But at this point, no. I have not seen a single change and then I’ve seen a bunch of talk and a bunch of contradictions, so no.”
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