Rapper Lil’ Kim, 47, and her daughter Royal Reign Jones Neil, 7, were recently seen at the West Hollywood Pride Festival in Los Angeles, celebrating Royal’s upcoming birthday.
The child of Lil’ Kim and her ex-boyfriend Mr. Papers (real name is Jeremy Neil), Royal turned 8 on June 9, 2022.
The pair enthusiastically watched Saucy Santana, an American rapper, perform at the event. Saucy Santana blew up on Tik Tok for his hit song “Material Girl”, and is known for his sassy attitude.
Ever the cool mum, Lil’ Kim took Royal backstage to meet the star, which she was very excited about.
As they were talking, Lil’ Kim uploaded videos to her Instagram story where her daughter performs her best strut for Saucy Santana.
The rapper cheered her on and gave both Royal and Lil’ Kim a big hug. Lil’ Kim can be heard saying “she’s your biggest fan!”
Lil’ Kim captioned the adorable video with this: “@the1saucysantana is always good in my book!! U ain’t ever doing no wrong. PERIOD!! I Loveeeee u 4 life!! Thank you for making my daughter @royalreignjones day pre-birthday the best!!”
For the event, the “Lady Marmalade” rapper wore tight black pants with a cropped studded green jacket. She also wore huge black shades and a green shoulder bag, and finished it off with sparkly pointed ankle boots.
Lil’ Kim performs on the runway during The Blonds Fall / Winter 2019 runway show at Spring Studios on February 12, 2019, in New York City (Credit: Lev Radin / Shutterstock)
Meanwhile, Royal wore wide white pants and an orange ruffled top. To match her mother’s shoes, she wore pointed pumps which had a thin 5-inch stiletto heel.
While most kids would be uneasy in such shoes, Royal walked with confidence and grace, something she must have learnt from her rap star mother.
Lil’ Kim wears a Ralph & Russo ensemble with towering Christian Louboutin heels (Credit: WENN)
Lil’ Kim has never admitted to going under the knife for cosmetic reasons, but there’s no denying that she looks completely different from Lil’ Kim back in the 90s.
In July 2016, the then-41-year-old rapper looked unrecognizable when she stepped out in Paris. She attended the Ralph & Russo fashion show, showing off not just some flesh but also a totally transformed look.
The “No Time” hitmaker narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction in a strapless floral-embroidered bodysuit.
Her cleavage almost spilled out of her daring outfit, which she teamed with a light pink coat in an attempt to cover up.
Kimberly Denise Jones, better known by her stage name Lil’ Kim, at Ralph & Russo’s show during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 in Paris, France on July 4, 2016 (Credit: WENN)
Lil’ Kim drew further attention to her chest with a Chopard diamond bib necklace. She also wore a pair of diamond stud earrings and added a few inches to her height with strappy platform heels.
To complete the look, the mom-of-one simply wore her blonde tresses down, framing her heavily made-up face.
Lil’ Kim shows a totally transformed appearance with a Chopard diamond bib necklace (Credit: WENN)
Lil’ Kim’s picked the now-sold-out Christian Louboutin “Millaclou” sandals for her feet.
Lil’ Kim shows off her pedicured toes in Christian Louboutin “Millaclou” sandals (Credit: WENN)
These caged sandals feature studded straps, back-zip fastenings, about 1.5-inch platforms, and four-inch heels.
Lil’ Kim displays her feet in Christian Louboutin platform sandals (Credit: WENN)
These sandals are no longer available, but you can find new styles at Nordstrom, Ssense, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Mytheresa.
Christian Louboutin ‘Millaclou’ 160 Black Leather Cage Platform Sandals