Many people are starting to say Kimberly Denise Jones, also know as LiL Kim, is starting to look un-noticeable and hard to recognize from the Old days of the Notorious B.I.G. After many facial surgeries followers are starting to notice the change in her skin color and people are starting to say it's a little too dramatic of a change,one fan on Twitter claims he hardly recognized her in Concert. Throughout her career, Jones has earned numerous honors and awards. Jones debut album Hard Core was certified Double platinum by the RIAA, and is considered a classic hip-hop album. As of 2007, Jones has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and is well known for being part of Junior Mafia.
Her songs "No Time", "Big Momma Thang" and "Ladies Night" were listed on Complex Magazine's "The 50 Best Rap Songs By Women", at number 24, 13, and 7, respectively. Her song "Lady Marmalade" with Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Mýa, is one of the best-selling singles of all time worldwide, with sales of over 5.1 million worldwideLady Marmalade went number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female rapper to have a number one on that chart. The song won a 2002 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals". After much media attention from her old music , it's easy to see why fans are shocked by the new LiL Kim as they fell in love with the old one first.
LiL Kim was ranked at as one of the Top 50 greatest MCs of All Time in Kool Moe Dee's 2003 book, There's a God on the Mic. In 2012, Jones was honorably listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women In Music" at number 45, making her the 4th highest position for a female-rapper.In 2014, Jones was included in Billboard's list of the "31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop".In 2016, VH1 honored Jones with VH1 Hip-Hop Honors and WEEN Award honored Kim with Icon Award because of her contribution to Hip-Hop. Aside from music, Jones is also known for her risk-taking and luxurious approach to fashion that inspired many artists; she has been cited as a fashion icon, as well as one of the most influential female rappers, by various media outlets. She is also know for being one of the Top African American Female Hip Hop influencers and is legendary for her work and image of who she was.