Lil' Kim Looks Unrecognizable in New Instagram Pics With Blonde Hair, Pale Face

Lil' Kim Looks Unrecognizable in New Instagram Pics With Blonde Hair, Pale Face

A totally new person. Lil' Kim shocked fans on Sunday, April 24, when she shared a collection of Instagram photographs showcasing her totally unrecognizable new look.

In the snaps, Kim, 41, hardly bears any resemblance to her former self as she poses in a selection of photographs revealing her new long, blonde hair and very pale skin color.

Miami Heat!!! 🔥🌞😍

A photo posted by Lil' Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on

Within moments of her big reveal, fans leapt online to respond to the pictures (she also shared a video of herself with two friends at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami).

#aboutlastnight with @bryantmckinnie and @lkl71111 Miami 🏊🏊🏄🏄😜😘😎🤑

A video posted by Lil' Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on

Most were completely overwhelmed by the "Lady Marmalade" rapper's extreme transformation, feeling the change from her natural dark skin color to this new, lighter shade was not a good move.

“It’s really so sad that Lil Kim didn’t realize how beautiful she was without all of the surgery & bleaching," one Twitter user commented.

"Dark skinned Lil Kim was perfection… I don’t know who this woman is anymore," added another.

But while many people took to social media to slam the rapper for distancing herself from her roots, a number of fans stood up for her.

"Lil Kim needs love, support, understanding. Not shame & judgement," wrote one.

"I grew up listening to Lil' Kim, I loved her because she was so confident & I admired that, not realizing she was hurting. @LilKim," wrote another.

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