Lil Kim

Lil Kim and EBONY Magazine seem to have conflicting stories about how her cover ended up being ridiculously retouched.

The Queen Bee is one of five Hip Hop stars, and the only female, featured on EBONY’s special edition covers to celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop.

However, when Lil Kim’s cover was unveiled it sparked more controversy than celebration because of the extreme editing.

Watch the video unveil to see how much editing was done. 

Lil Kim took to her Instagram Story writing:

Who is this?! Cuz that’s not the photo I approved or any other content they’ve put out. I always told Ebony it looked like a painting but they didn’t wanna listen.

They said they loved it. It’s the sabotage for me. The funny s*** about this, is that this is THEIR retoucher! 🤣😩🤦‍♀️

See Lil Kim’s original post below. 

Lil Kim - Ebony Magazine - Sabotage

Meanwhile, the EBONY Magazine camp is telling a different story…

When a commenter asked, “Who photographed this,” Keith Major, photograph director for the magazine, dropped down in the comments writing: 

She wanted to be in control of retouching so this is what we got. 

See the exchange below. 

Keith Major - Lil Kim

Lil Kim doubled down by sharing a comment from her social media manager, who was clapping back at Keith Major. 

Raisa wrote:

How about we talk about how your photos exposure was so low we couldn’t even salvage them. At the end of the day it was EBONY’s retouchers who edited the photo. I also heard you got fired after this s—. Let’s talk about that, sir.

See the original post below.

Lil Kim social media manager Ebony Magazine

Speaking of EBONY magazine… check out the other covers featuring 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, and Rick Ross.

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