During the late ’90s and 2000s, Lil’ Kim rose to become one of the most prominent female rap artists of her time. As a recording artist, her uninhibited “hardcore XXX” style of rap has paved the way for many other female rap artists, including, Trina, and Terror Squad’s Remy Ma.
In 2005, Kim was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury about a shooting incident involving the entourage of rap duo Capone N Noreaga and her reported fellow BK rival Foxy Brown. She was fined $50,000 and sentenced to a year and one day at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia, which she reported to on Monday, September 19, 2005. Her designated federal inmate prison number is 56198-054. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator shows her projected release date as August 2, 2006.
Kim was released from federal prison July 3, 2006, a month earlier than her projected release date due to good behavior. She spent the last thirty days of her sentence under house arrest.