Lil’ Kim’s Greatest Style Moments

And, yes, that pasty makes the list.

Lil’ Kim is one of our regal honorees at VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens, which airs live July 11 at 9 p.m on VH1. Her impact on rap is truly awe-inspiring. Yes, her songs breathe new life into hip hop, but her style also heavily affects the genre. Lil’ Kim was one of the first female rappers–and artists–to take serious risks with her fashion. She pushes both sexual and political boundaries with every look and certainly paved the way for artists like Lady Gaga to wear whatever the hell they want.

We combed through hundreds of legendary Lil’ Kim outfits and selected the 10 that really epitomize her status as a style icon. From pasties to jumpsuits, let’s hear it for the woman who never apologizes for what she wears.

In this video “From the Vault,” Lil’ Kim talked to MTV News interview in 1999 about telling her story and being a role model to her fans. Watch Lil’ Kim and more queens get honored live at VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens on July 11.

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