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Linwood, a former military man, had reportedly become physically abusive towards his wife — Kim told the Washington Post in 2000 that she remembered her mom having black eyes, and that “my father told people she had fallen.” (Linwood has never responded publicly to Kim’s allegations.)Kim moved with her mother and brother to suburban New Rochelle, NY, where some of the girls in their new, all-white neighborhood teased Kim about her skin color.

But Ruby Mae struggled for money and, unable to support her family, eventually granted Linwood custody of their two children.

His death hit her hard: she believed he was the only man who had ever loved her for who she was.

She struggled to move on, revealing to Newsweek three years after Wallace’s death that she still kept some of his ashes in an urn at her home in New Jersey.

Notorious for her flesh-baring image and sexually explicit lyrics, Lil' Kim shot to fame in the latter half of the 1990s.

But behind her spike-heeled “gangsta porno rap” ferocity lay a conflicted, vulnerable side of her character.

Linwood remarried, though his relationship with Kim soured irreparably only after she began dating boys at the age of 13.

According to Kim he became increasingly verbally abusive and their relationship took a violent turn — Kim once stabbed him with a pair of scissors. In the years that followed, she sometimes stayed with neighbors, or with older men who housed and fed her — in return for sex.In March 2001, she joined forces with singers Christina Aguilera, Pink and Mya — with Missy Elliott and Rockwilder producing — to remake Patti Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" for the soundtrack.Despite never being officially released as a single, it held the No. The following year it won a Grammy award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals — firmly establishing Kim as one of the most sought-after rappers of the early 21st century. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 2003, Lil' Kim’s third album, , featured collaborations with Missy Elliott and 50 Cent — with Timbaland and Kanye West among the producers.She is one of only three female rappers to have three platinum albums — the others being Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj.And she is also the only female rapper to ever receive a coveted “5-mics” review from The Source magazine, for her acclaimed 2005 album — released while she was serving a jail sentence for perjury. Lil' Kim was born Kimberly Denise Jones on July 11, 1974 (some sources say 1975), in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York.Even after she found success, the wounds seemed not to have entirely healed.

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