Lil' Kim (right) and Niki Chin. Photo by Roland Hyde
By Roland Hyde
NEW YORK, NY -- The Queen Bee is extremely upset and her venom is aimed at the new rap phenom known as Nicky Minaj.
In one of her latest public appearances in New York City, the sassy veteran rap diva, Lil`Kim, while hosting a joint birthday party for celebrity fashion designer and TV personality, Niki Chin, and music producer Sean Due, seized the opportunity to add fuel to the fire of hostility between herself and Nicki Minaj.
`We will turn `Pink Friday` into Friday the Thirteenth,` declared Lil`Kim. This most recent insult is her reaction to the news of the `Pink Friday` album released by the Trinidad-born Minaj, a new sensation, who allegedly has `stolen` Lil`Kim`s style and sky-rocketed to the top of rap music popularity.
It was a very crowded affair at Inside Park at the posh St. Bart`s, located on Park Avenue right next to the world famous Waldorf Astoria. Despite early arrival, many fans who braved the frigid weather did not make it into the building. The more fortunate ones enjoyed a night of non-stop dancing to the grooves of top shelf deejays including DJ Envy, DJ Banky Hype, DJ Madout and live performances by Sugar Hill Gang and Reggae Artist Chad Hype. The production was a collaborative effort by MaxaMusic Group, GoodThyme Click, Niki Chin Designs, Didda Did It Productions, and AOS Entertainment.
Lil`Kim, Niki Chin and Sean Due shared the spotlight with other celebrities including Actor Jamal Woodard (Star of the movie `Notorious`), New York Gubernatorial Candidate Jimmy McMillan (President and Founder of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party), Wonder Mike and Master Gee (Formerly of Sugar Hill Gang) with HenDogg and DJ T Dynasty, Jeff Robinson (MBK Entertainment/J Records), Artist Bobby Steele, Reggae Stars: Da`Ville and Rayvon, Elle Varner (MBK Recording Artist), The Misfits, Squeeze (Link-Up Media CEO and Jamrock Magazine Publisher), Dale, (Owner of People`s Choice Furniture), and Video Vixen Kimbella. Representatives of NBC and NY1 television networks were also present. Exclusive footage of the event will be aired on Video Alley Reggae Top 10, hosted by Suzie Q and co-hosted by Niki Chin.
Francine `Niki Chin` Gordon is the President and Founder of Niki Chin Designs along with Harold Grate, CEO. Her product line includes Niki Chin Couture, Niki Chin Urban Wear and Niki Chin Accessories. She has headlined various fashion shows throughout the United States and overseas including 2009 and 2010 Harlem Week (featured on WPIX Ch 11), 2010 Fashion Connection, Bikini Under the Bridge, South Florida Dancehall Awards, and Caribbean Fashion Rocks. She wore one of her eye-catching, chic outfits to the Wendy Williams Show and got compliments from Wendy and several close-ups during the live telecast.
Award-winning music producer, Sean Due, has made hits for Alicia Keys, Treach (Naughty By Nature), E-40, Dirty South, Kokaine, Amil featuring Jay-Z, Beenie Man, Cl Smooth, T.O.K., Mr Vegas, Chuck Turner, Vybz Kartel, Tifa, Black Buddafly, Jimmy Cozier, Total, and Barbee (`I Love You Anyway`).