Legendary multi-platinum artist and Grammy winner Lil’ Kim releases the official video for her new single “Nasty One” today. Directed by Peter Dmitriyev, the Queen Bee does not disappoint with her sultry moves and classic lines. “Nasty One” is the first official single off Lil’ Kim’s fifth studio album that is slated for a late 2018 release.
Premiered via Complex, Lil’ Kim states “The single instantly reminds me of when I use to go to the underground clubs as a teenager. I naturally wanted the video to reflect that with the super sexy Caribbean vibe, vivid colors and the dancing. When my fans watch the video, I want them to ultimately jump up and groove with it.”
Lil’ Kim’s debut studio album Hard Core was certified Double Platinum by RIAA and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: “No Time,” “Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix),” and “Crush on You,” making Kim the first female rapper with three consecutive number one singles on Billboard’s Rap songs chart. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. and La Bella Mafia, were certified Platinum, making her one of the only female rappers to also have at least three consecutive Platinum albums. She also scored a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit with 2001’s “Lady Marmalade,” featuring Christina Aguilera, Pink, & Mýa.
As an actress, Lil’ Kim has appeared on television shows such as Moesha, The Game, and her own reality series Countdown to Lockdown, which, at the time, had the highest-rated premiere in BET’s. She appeared in her first major film, She’s All That, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and the late Paul Walker, which reached #1 at the box office during its first week of release. She then went on to appear in Zoolander, Juwanna Man, Gang of Roses and You Got Served. Additionally, in 2009, Lil’ Kim danced her way into the hearts of millions on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was undoubtedly a fan favorite on the eighth season of the hit show.