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Surprise! Lil' Kim is pregnant with her first child.
The Grammy winner announced the news during The Blonds Fashion Week afterparty in New York City Wednesday. "I'm a mom, but I can turn it up a little!" the rapper said as she rubbed her baby bump.
Starting a family is a dream come true for the "How Many Licks?" rapper. "I'm so excited! I'm a few months along," the 39-year-old hip-hop artist tells Us Weekly. "I can't wait to be a mom!"
The self-proclaimed "Queen of Rap" is keeping her baby daddy's identity private for now.
Lil' Kim--known for hits like "Crush on You," "Lady Marmalade," "The Jump Off" and "Magic Stick"--has no intention of slowing down. "I'm still going to work," the former "Dancing With the Stars" competitor promises. "I'm still going to be hardcore--the baby has made me even more of a beast!"
The congratulatory messages are already rolling in. "Awwwww congrats @LilKim on your little one," tweeted singer Tamar Braxton, who welcomed her first child, son Logan Herbert, in June 2013.