Lil' Kim, the renowned Grammy-winning rapper, recently took to Instagram Live to share some exciting news about her forthcoming memoir, 'The Queen Bee.' The artist, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones, boldly claimed that the presale figures for her book are surpassing the Bible. Although Lil' Kim did not disclose specific numbers, her statement certainly grabbed attention.
It is worth noting that sales of the Bible were reportedly around 5,000,000 copies last year, according to Publishing Perspectives. This assertion by Lil' Kim has sparked curiosity within the literary world, as observers eagerly await the official numbers for preorders of her memoir.
During the livestream, Lil' Kim also revealed some challenges she faced in the process of bringing her book to the shelves, leading to a delay of more than two years. She cautioned her fans to be cautious when dealing with book companies, as they can potentially take advantage of authors.
The memoir, co-written with Kathy Iandoli, will provide a comprehensive account of Lil' Kim's rise to fame and success in her musical career. With unfiltered honesty, she aims to shed light on her true story, which she believes many people have misunderstood.
As Lil' Kim steps into the competitive celebrity book market, her success will be measured against recent bestsellers like Britney Spears' 'The Woman in Me' and Jennette McCurdy's 'I'm Glad My Mom Died.' Both books have seen impressive sales since their releases.
Scheduled for publication on September 23, 2025, Lil' Kim's memoir is anticipated to be a fearless and captivating journey, chronicling her early days in Brooklyn, her relationships, her fight against misogyny in the industry, prison life, and much more.
Fans and literary enthusiasts will eagerly await the release of 'The Queen Bee,' as Lil' Kim's memoir promises to be an empowering and bold reflection of her enduring legacy as a true feminist icon.