Lil Kim Announces Return of the Queen Tour Dates
Lil Kim is hitting the road.
The Queen Been recently announced her Return of the Queen tour, which will kick off on May 11 in Austin, Texas, and wrap up on June 13 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, but not before making stops in cities like Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Kim's hometown, New York City.
The 11-date trek marks Lil Kim's first since 2010. As of yet, no word on whether any guests will be featured.
Check out the Return of the Queen tour dates below:
May 11 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 13 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 18 – Bronx, NY – Paradise Theater
May 19 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
May 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Club ONYX
May 22 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 25 – Markham, IL – Adrianna’s Night Club
May 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
June 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
June 11 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
June 13 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
In related news, Kimmy recently called into Chicago’s The Morning Riot Show and touched on her rumored relationship with Maino, the status of her beef with incarcerated rapper Remy Ma and her upcoming music.
Having released a collaboration with Young Jeezy entitled “Keys To The City” in March, Kim revealed that there are more singles on the way. “We’re going to throw out a few singles first so we can get everybody familiar with my new sound,” she said. Kim also revealed working on an upcoming documentary and discussed her publishing deal with St. Martin's press, including dropping details about her forthcoming book, which details her yearlong prison bid in 2005.
When asked by host Tony Sculfield about being linked romantically to fellow Brooklynite Maino, the Queen Bee laughed, before deflecting with, “I plead the fifth. Ask him that when you talk to him.” Rumors about the on-and-off couple first surfaced when Maino released a track entitled “I Still Love You,” back in January.
Kim also addressed the recent trend of female emcees going to prison and despite their history of quarreling, she extended somewhat of an olive branch to incarcerated rapper, Remy Ma. “At this moment right now, anybody in prison, my heart goes out to them,” she shared. “If Remy was like, “Yo, I need something…” I’m the type of person that would reach out and help her and when she comes home we don’t have to speak.” —Gina Montana