Lim Kim spoke with Rapradar.com about competing on Dancing With the Stars, her beyond the grave conversations with Biggie, and her distaste for the biopic about the legendary rapper’s life, Notorious. Kim is especially pissed that newcomer Naturi Naughton was cast to portray her in the film when someone like Christina Milian would have done a way better job capturing her “sexiness” and "sophistication."
…Didn’t you want Christina Milian to play you in [Notorious]?
Just know how they put that crap out there is straight bull. That’s not the truth. Christina Milian is a real good friend of mine and she happened to be on the phone with me at the time and we talked, you know what I mean? And she knew how unhappy I was. And at the end of the day, I had a couple of friends that’s in Hollywood that was like Kim, “I’ll do that, I know you very well. I’ll play it for you.” So I wanted to get someone who actually knew me and knew my sexiness and knew my sophistication and who can pull it off. But at the end of the day, the movie wasn’t about me. If it wasn’t about me, then why did you show the personal [stuff]? Why didn’t you show me as a part of the group? They basically sensationalized the movie around Lil’ Kim. I’m the only person that they’re like talking about.
But what about how your character was portrayed?
[The] whole point and the matter of the fact [is that] I should’ve got to pick the girl that played me. And not necessarily Christina Milian or whoever else, but she could’ve damn sure played it better than that girl and I know that because Christina is my friend. But at the end of the day, that’s not who I would’ve picked. I wouldn’t have picked Chrisitina Milian to be honest with you. I wouldn’t have picked a known actress. I would’ve went to Brooklyn [and] had a casting call to be honest with you. Because there is nobody who could’ve pulled off that Lil’ Kim-Brooklyn feeling besides a Brooklyn girl who grew up in Brooklyn and knows what that’s like. That’s what I would’ve done.
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