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Teyana Taylor Basically Becomes Lil' Kim's Identical Twin In This Hip Hop Honors Tribute

With some help from Lil Mama, Dej Loaf, French Montana, and The Lox

Musical tributes can take an array of forms, from a loose interpretation of the artist's work to an attempt at mirroring the original version of a song. For Monday night's Lil' Kim tribute at VH1's Hip Hop Honors, Teyana Taylor chose the second option. And the performance made it look like it was a role she was born to play. [Note: VH1 and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.]

The medley started with appearances from Lil Mama and Dej Loaf — who, donning wigs and brightly colored outfits, did an admirable job of celebrating Kim's legacy, too — and also included The Lox and French Montana. But it was Taylor's performance that was particularly remarkable. Her vocals and energy were a near indistinguishable match from The Queen Bee's originals.

For comparison, here's the original "All About the Benjamins," which she probably has been practicing in the mirror for 15 years:

She was even in full-on Kimmy mode backstage:

After the performance, Diddy surprised Kim with a tribute of his own.

In addition to Kim, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, and Missy Elliott were also honored at the event.