Who's that girl? It's almost impossible to recognize rapper Lil' Kim in photos posted to her personal Instagram account.
In the photos, Kim does a series of sultry poses while revealing her long, blonde locks and extremely pale skin complexion. She captioned the images "Miami Heat!" with several emojis.
The 41-year-old "Lighters Up" rapper also posted a short video of herself and two friends having fun at the Fountain Bleu hotel in Miami, causing fans to express their concern for the Brooklyn legend.
"It's really so sad that Lil Kim didn't realize how beautiful she was without all of the surgery & bleaching," one Twitter user said.
"Lil Kim needs love, support, understanding. Not shame & judgement," another user added.
"Dark skinned Lil Kim was perfection… I don't know who this woman is anymore," added one fan.
"I grew up listening to Lil' Kim, I loved her because she was so confident & I admired that, not realizing she was hurting. @LilKim," said a concerned supporter.
Kim hasn't commented on her lightened skin, but this isn't the first time she has faced criticism over her changing looks. The performer faced similar comments back in 2013 when gossip site Media Take-Out posted a story about her transformation.
Kim's reps vehemently denied these reports. "We would like to inform fans, the media, and the general public that this is nothing more than the blog site doing its best to conjure up much needed publicity and what better way to do so, than to take an American music icon and create a fictitious platform in which to disrespect and humiliate," her rep at the time, C.J. Carter, told E! News. "We at Team Lil Kim are not taking this lying down and are taking this matter very seriously."
At this point, it's hard to deny that Kim—mom to daughter Royal Reign—has made some adjustments to her physical appearance. Thankfully, her voice is the same old Kim Jones we know and love.
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