lil kim (and 2 guys rolling out cover)
*Hmm, Now that’s a very eye-catching pic of Lil Kim and two, um, er, interesting fellows you’re probably thinking to yourself. And yes, we’ll let you define “interesting.”

In any event as you’ve probably deduced, it’s a cover shot the new RollingOut magazine.

In the interview/story, among other things a rather defensive and frosty Queen Bee discusses her relationships with the media, Diddy and reality tv.

Here’s an example of Kim’s defensiveness. When asked about the public’s ongoing fascination with her even though she hasn’t released a studio album since 2006, she snapped back with this rejoinder:

“No disrespect, no shade, but I’m not going to answer [that] question because I think that’s kinda corny,” she says adamantly. “I don’t know how to answer that….That’s not a question I would answer.  I’m blessed. That’s all I can say. And I am who I am.”

Wondering what’s the deal with her and Diddy/Puffy? So did Rolling Out.

“I mean … business is business and personal is personal.  I think that’s always been clear, but you learn more why it’s clear as you live it.”

“Puffy called me one day and he tracked me down through some people I knew.  [He said] ‘No matter what, you’re going to always be my sister.’ We always go through things like that. At the end of the day, we’re tied to each other through B.I.G.’s estate and B.I.G.’s iconic, historic legacy.”

Since everybody else is doing it, why isn’t she on a reality show?

“I never say ‘never,’ but I don’t look at television shows or reality shows and say ‘I want to be on this show.  Not really. I’m more so into just watching them for entertainment purposes.”

So like, when is she gonna drop a new alb um project?

“Being so behind the scenes and taking on this boss lady role, I’ve come to know that you don’t announce your album,” Kim explains. “They can definitely look forward to singles from me this summer, for sure. But the album will come as soon as it’s ready and the time is right.”

For info on her relationships, the media and MORE, click over to Rolling Out.