Lil Kim's seemingly strong fondness for cosmetic surgery has been the subject of a slew of think-pieces ranging from an exploration of colorism to her perceived lack of self-esteem about her features---namely her skin tone. But if you were ask the rapper why lightening effect, she's doesn't know what the hell you're talking about.
In an exchange on Instragram with a fan who questioned her apparent lighter complexion, Kim responded:
"Ok but when the f*ck did I bleach my skin u miserable Moron! My plast post clearly shows that but u haters will always have something to say even when facts r right in front of ur face but I understand ur just doing ur job as a hater but understand this … I checked my calendar and I still won’t give a f*ck Neveruary the 1st either."