While preparing for a show in Australia LifeLounge.com interviewed Lil Kim and The Queen Bee revealed that she is “90% sure” that a song with Rihanna is in the works and added that she doesn’t consider herself a feminist:
KO: You’ve worked with Keyshia Cole, Missy, Da Brat and Biggie – is there anybody that you’d really like to collaborate with?
LK: Hmm. Well, I’m a huge Rhianna fan, and she’s a friend of mine so I’m almost guessing, if I had to guess – I’m 90% sure that song is probably in the works. But you’re the first and last person I’ll tell that to!
KO: Me, and whoever who reads this?
LK: [laughs] I look at it this way: if it happens, it happens. And it should be a surprise. It shouldn’t be something that people are anticipating, or have their own personal opinions on it before it even comes out. So I probably won’t ever mention that again.
KO: [laughs] So I should keep it between us? On the record or off?
LK: [laughs] I just love Rhianna, I think she’s great.
Lil Kim also discussed whether she considers herself a feminist:
KO: You’ve been an inspiration to a lot of young girls. You’re talented, you embrace your femininity, you’re totally intimidatingly confident, very self-aware, empowered. Would you call yourself a feminist?
LK: You know, I don’t. I mean, I’m very girly. I like the term girly girl… You know, I always say I’m Malibu Barbie. I like to enjoy life, and to me that’s what Malibu Barbie represents. And I can represent femininity, and I can represent for feminists, but I don’t really call myself that. But I love to represent for my ladies, and you know, always try to give them great advice. I feel like – especially in the music industry – we’re already the minority, so I like to give my women a sense of empowerment whenever I can… One thing I won’t stop doing, until I give up on music, is that I will always make music that makes women feel extremely sexy.