Days after his death, people all over the country have been reflecting on Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his legacy. One of those people is Lil Kim, who dedicated a touching Instagram post to the polarizing American icon on Friday (Sept. 29). In the post, she remembers the way Hef apparently appreciated her looks more than she did, while revealing that she regrets turning down his offer to be featured in his world-famous magazine.

"This is one man that I thought would live forever," she begins in the caption for a photo of herself and Hef back in 1999. "Ugh I'm so broken-hearted that I didn't get to spend more time with him 😞 Hugh believed in my beauty more than myself, he always put me on a pedestal."

Kim says Hef was an all-around great guy. "If you got to know him it was a pleasure and honor," she says. "He was such a great wonderful spirit and so much fun! I remember turning down a non-disclosed 7 figure offer from Hugh and till this day I regret it, not because of the money, but because it would have been an honor to be a part of this beautiful mans archive and historic catalog. You never changed up and you were always the same kind loving person. Every time I saw you, even after the fact that we didn't get to make history 2gether, our love for each other always remained the same.
I Love You to."

Kim's shoutout to Hefner was just one of at least a dozen from the world of rap, and rappers have been referencing his name and his brand in their lyrics for years now.

Check out Kim's Hef dedication post below.

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