After a series of unrecognizable selfies surfaced on her Instagram account, Lil' Kim came under fire for her drastic plastic surgery. Get an up-close look at the rapper's insane transformation.
Uh, Lil' Kim, is that you? The 41-year-old shocked fans this week, posting a six-photo collage to Instagram that was barely recognizable.
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There's no doubt that the rapper's skin has lightened over time, however gradual the process may have been.
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Within hours of her post, fans were outraged. One Twitter user wrote: "I can't believe this is Lil Kim."
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"I grew up listening to Lil' Kim," another fan wrote. "I loved her because she was so confident & I admired that, not realizing she was hurting. @LilKim."
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Back in 2015, the star looked noticeably different.
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"It looks like bad rhinoplasty, lip fillers and fat implants," plastic surgeon Dr. Shahar, who has not treated the star, noted of her appearance at the time.
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Just three years ago, Kim's lips were drastically thinner.
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In 2009, she still resembled her old self a bit.
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Lil' Kim's insecurities have been mounting for time.
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In 2000, the rapper spoke to Newsweek about her appearance, admitting that she has a "low self-esteem" when it comes to her looks. "Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking," she told the magazine. "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."