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Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott + Da Brat Turned Last Night’s Soul Train Awards Into ‘Ladies Night’

By Alexa Tietjen (@hernameislex)

Last night’s Soul Train Music Awards turned into “Ladies Night” with a surprise on-stage reunion performance by Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat. The femcee trio performed “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” their 1997 hit. Contemporary R&B singer Eric Benét opened the song before the three emcees joined in for their rendition.

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8 Reasons To Get Pumped For The 2014 Soul Train Awards

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The 2014 Soul Train Awards are set to air November 30 at 8 p.m. on BET, and we’re already getting pumped. So should YOU! The star-studded event will be hosted by Wendy Williams and feature performances from Chris Brown, Nico & Vinz and Tamar Braxton among several other special guests. The show will be filmed tonight at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and if the little tidbits we were able to find on the web mean anything, we’re in for quite the treat.

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Transformation Tuesday: Lil’ Kim

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Lil’ Kim has been pushing boundaries with her outrageous fashion for nearly two decades. Today’s female hip-hop artists owe their style inspiration from Kim’s use of outrageous wigs, bright colors and scandalous cut-outs. From her infamous purple pasty at the 1999 VMA’s to her more demure looks and attempts at business chic, Lil’ Kim is always surprising us with her next evolution.

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10 Ways Lil’ Kim Crushed the ’90s

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By Christopher Rosa 

If your first thought is Beyoncé when you hear Queen B, we’re not mad, but before Yoncé there was the original Queen Bee—Lil’ Kim. Reminisce with us about a time when the first lady of no f*cks to give took a hammer to hip-hop’s glass ceiling and crushed the ’90s.

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Get Your Own Man! The 10 Side-Chickiest Side Chicks in Hip Hop

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Side chicks are clearly not just a hip-hop thing. They’ve been around since the dawn of man, lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce when their dude’s wife, fiancé or legit girlfriend isn’t looking (hello, Camilla Parker Bowles, Liz Taylor, and Angelina Jolie). But lately, the mistresses of rap — which should be a reality show in and of itself — have been taking center stage. Possibly because they always keep it so entertaining.

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