September 23, 2023

Lil Kim was ‘in control’ of heavily edited magazine cover: Ebony photographer


Lil Kim was allegedly calling the shots during her highly scrutinized Ebony magazine cover shoot.

The magazine’s photography director, Keith Major, addressed the heavily edited image Monday after fans questioned who took the viral snap.

“Man, she wanted to be in control of the retouching so this is what we got,” he wrote on Instagram.

Fans’ had been speculating that the “Lady Marmalade” rapper was in charge of approving the unrecognizable photo.

“I knew that Lil Kim Ebony cover was her doing and not the magazine,” wrote one fan.

“I literally said this cause if you go to her page it’s what she likes,” added another.

Ebony’s photography director, Keith Major, set the record straight about the rapper’s heavily edited cover shoot.

“Smh at folk blaming Ebony for those photos as if Lil Kim surely didn’t approve them,” tweeted a third person.

“Not them confirming Lil Kim was in control of the editing for that Ebony magazine cover,” wrote a fourth user.

As Page Six previously reported, fans were befuddled when Ebony released the cover earlier this month, which showed Kim, 49, sitting down while dressed in a pink silk gown.

A screenshot of Keith Major's Instagram comment.
“Man, she wanted to be in control of the retouching so this is what we got,” he wrote on Instagram Monday.

“This retouch is so bad, I thought it was AI. Somebody pls tell me it is. QUICKLY,” tweeted one critic.

“Now Ebony knows they need their asses whooped. Why they got Kimberly looking like AI?” added another.

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Kim’s altering look has been discussed for years.

Lil Kim.
Kim’s ever-changing looks have been a topic of discussion for years.
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In a 2005 interview, the “Magic Stick” emcee opened up about undergoing plastic surgery after being physically abused by her ex-boyfriend.

“I have had a black eye, bloody lips, bruised nose. I came out of the hospital from getting my nose done, and he broke my s–t again,” she told host Angie Martinez at the time. “I have had to have MRIs because he beat me up so bad I couldn’t even move.”

Kim added that the doctor had to “fix” her nose because “it was almost shattered.”

Lil Kim performing.
The Grammy winner previously opened up about having low self-esteem.
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The Grammy winner also admitted that she had low self-esteem due to the type of women that guys would cheat on her with.

“I have low self-esteem, and I always have,” Kim explained in a 2000 interview with Newsweek. “Guys always cheated on me with women who were European-looking. You know, the long-hair type.

“Really beautiful women that left me thinking, ‘How can I compete with that?’ Being a regular black girl wasn’t good enough.”

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