Jul 12, 2016 2:26PM

Every Time Lil' Kim Came To Slay

Hey sista, go sista, soul sista, flow sista.

Baddest girl in the game Lil' Kim is no stranger to fluorescent wigs, seashell nipple covers and sex-positive feminist spits, and that's why we love her. The hardcore hip-hop hero and millennium diva, who began her career performing freestyles with The Notorious B.I.G., is celebrating her birthday today. Happy birthday, Queen Bee!

Lil' Kim has provided the world with so many wack/wonderful outfits and so many words to live by. Her Queen-ness over the late 90s/early 00s R&B and hip-hop scene is beyond compare and she steals every single track she's on. With all that in mind, and in honour of homegirl's special day, here's a small tribute to all the times Lil' Kim slayed at life.

Kim turns up on the track like:

She's responsible for repping the most hip-hop outfit ever on the runway. Step aside, Kanye — Kimmy got this.

And makes guilty pleasure banger 'Lady Marmalade' actually kind of sick. Right, guys… Guys?
Kim is an OG.

Who always owns the shit out of her own self.

Was all "BBHMM" before BBHMM even existed.

And drops sex-positive wisdom like it ain't no thing.

She's obvi got flows for days. Respect going out to the outfits in these clips too.
Never gives one single phuck.

And gave us the greatest episode of Ricki Lake in memory.
Lil' Kim also made magic with 50 Cent.
Has too many fresh tracks to mention, including this gem:
Queen Bee is the actual wisest.

Has a zero tolerance policy for fuccbois.

And she named her kid Royal Reign.

Bow the hell down.

Photos and GIFs: Tumblr

Lucy Jones