Lil' Kim is opening up about her life and career in a new book this fall.
The Queen Bee, written by Kim with Kathy Iandoli, will be an intimate look at the emcee born Kimberly Jones, who came up from Brooklyn to join Junior M.A.F.I.A., rap alongside The Notorious B.I.G. (and share a tumultuous relationship with, as well) and go platinum thanks to beloved solo albums like Hard Core and The Notorious K.I.M.
Publisher Hatchette Books promises it won't shy away from every aspect of Kim's career as a trailblazer for women in hip-hop. "Lil' Kim also talks about the hidden moments of her reign," a press release promises. "Her complicated high-profile relationships, the misogynistic industry she fought to change through sex positivity, the challenging double standards of self-image and beauty in the spotlight, and the momentous act of loyalty that ultimately landed her in prison." (Kim was behind bars for nearly a year back in 2006 for not cooperating with a jury regarding a shooting between members of her entourage and the group Capone-N-Noreaga.)
The Queen Bee will be available Nov. 2.