There’s no doubt that Lil’ Kim fans had their eyes on May 17, which is the date she was supposed to drop her first album in 14 years, not counting the mixtapes.
But according to the rap veteran, that’s no longer going to happen. A move made by her record label eOne, formerly known as Koch Entertainment.
“E One has pushed back the date of my album, y’all,” Kim wrote Monday on Instagram Stories. “If you have an issue take it up with them. This has nothing to do with me. I am beyond upset with this and couldn’t wait to show you all what I’ve been working on.”
She also hurled a few words at Spotify and claimed the streaming site was mistreating her.
“Also Spotify is hating on me,” wrote Kim. “I can’t understand why after all of the favors I’ve done for them.”
After putting both her record label and Spotify on blast, Kim also deleted her entire Instagram post history.
The last time we saw an LP from the former Junior Mafia member was 2005’s “The Naked Truth,” which is why fans everywhere were excited when she made the announcement of a new album back in March. The project is called “9” and it’s reportedly 13 tracks long.
While the album may not be coming out May 17, Lil Kim dropped a new single called “No Auto Blanco,” to tide fans over. The track talks about being fly and calls out people who flex on social media with no money.
“Flexin’ on the gram but they be broke / Smoking on them blunts but don’t want no smoke,” she raps over a slow-tempo track with an eerie keyboard sound.
And in February, the Queen Bee released her single “Go Awff,” which she also dropped a video for.
No word yet on the new album date for “9.”