Lil' Kim has friends by her side to help support her during her pregnancy, which she announced on Feb. 12 at an NYC event.
"I've been helping her with everything -- anything that she needs I'm there. I go with her to the doctor's appointments, the ultrasounds," the entertainer's best friend of 20 years Jennifer Dalton tells Us Weekly. "If she has cravings, we go get it for her -- certain things that she just wants and needs, I'll help her go get it." Among those cravings, Dalton says, are veggie pizza, steak, fruits, and veggies.
Dalton, who appeared on last season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, is also helping her bestie collect ideas for "a sick nursery" and has the job of making sure the pregnant entertainer can sleep comfortably.
"I have to give her all these pillows. She tucks herself in between them... She has 2 behind her head, one by her chest, one between her legs, two on her back –- she's just cuddled in between pillows. All you see is little Lil' Kim in the fetal position with pillows everywhere. It's very cute!”
And for those doubting the "Lighters Up" performer's mommy abilities, Dalton shuts them down. "She is very, very good with kids. She loves kids! And she's such a great godmother. She's my daughter's godmother; she has three godkids. That's how great of a godmother she is -- everybody wants her!”
"She's always wanted to have a child," Dalton explained of the rapper, who will not be finding out the baby's gender ahead of time. "But because she's been so busy working and with her career, it's never been the right time and now -- she's like, I want a child, this is my time, I'm going to have this child, I'm going to be a great mother, and I'm going to have a great career after my child."
Lil' Kim will have her friend through the end of her pregnancy. "[Kim] says we'll probably do Lamaze class around 8 months. She says she has like five midwives, and I'm one of the midwives," Dalton laughs. "I'm going to be in there with her when she gives birth! She has a lot of good people around her, but there is only one person allowed in the room with her and that's me! I'll fight tooth and nail for that!"