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Apr162012

Vulgar Rapper Lil' Kim talks Faith, Music & Inspiration on BET's Lift Every Voice

She calls herself the "Queen Bee" and is hard to top when it comes to raunchy, vulgar, sexually charged lyrics. So it came as somewhat of a surprise to Christians when the Femcee sat down with Christian television host, Cory "CoCo Brother" Condrey to talk about the Lord. "I always keep God first no matter what," said Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as Lil' Kim.

“I think in this industry, people lose it,” she said. “That’s because they’ve probably never had a connection with God, and if they do have a connection with God, they forget to put him first.”

While some may argue that anyone should be free to talk about their faith, regardless of their lifestyle, EEW Magazine promotes more than talk. When there are certain habitual patterns of behavior that demonstrate a life filled with willfull sinning, then talking about faith is not good enough.

Romans 6:1, 2 NIV says, "What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?"

How one lives is important.

“At the end of the day, believe in something and always try to stay positive," advised Lil Kim. "We’re not perfect so negative is gonna peek in and the devil is gonna play and dance with you sometimes. But as long as you keep God first…”

But the Bible does not talk about simply believing in "something." We must believe in Jesus Christ, make Him Lord of our lives, and walk out the principles and precepts found in the Word.

Anything short of that is not acceptable in God's sight.

And is it possible to put God first if we don't place his standards above our own desires?

We all should be praying for Lil Kim and those like her, but we must never be fooled into thinking that living a life that contradicts what you say you believe is okay.

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Reader Comments (8)

Don't be fooled EEW Magazine. This is her subtle attempt to take jabs at her rival, Nicki Minaj, for her satanic-ish grammy performance. This has little to do with The Lord and everything to do with envy and rivalry.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhellothere

Thank you EEW! I was having a fit when I saw this nonsense. I was so disappointed that she would even be feature. BET is a joke.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I started laughing when I read the headline. I REALLY thought this was a joke. SMH

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTee

I wonder if Coco brother really thinks these people he invites on the show is really living a life that's pleasing to the Lord....

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNesha

I was not able to see the airing of this episode, but I think it is absolutely absurd to have Lil' Kim on "Lift Every Voice." She is not an example to the body of Christ, and neither is she living a life that Christ would live (from what I can see). This coming from CoCo Brother is not shocking though. His promo's for his radio show have included secular artists like Big Boi from Outkast.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngel

He who is without sin cast the first stone.... I don't see whats wrong with her confessing her love for God and talking about her relationship with him. I don't see a pulpit, so i dont think shes preaching...So whats the problem? Isn't the show meant for people to talk about their relationship with God? Thats it.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterteam Lil Kim

To EEW Magazine. You are 100% correct. Talking about living for Jesus is one thing, but actually living FOR Jesus is another. If we say we are Christians, then our Walk MUST match out TALK. The Bible has to be our standard for living, not our opinions. To the person who commented above that they don't see a problem with someone "'confessing her love for God and talking about her relationship with him" - you are totally off base, and you prove my point. Your opinion means nothing if it is not in line with the Word of God. Love is a verb; meaning Love is an action word. Jesus states - In the Bible -, that if we Love Him we will Keep his commandments, not Talk about His commandments! Lil Kim is a vulgar, foul rapper. Look at how she was dressed on the show, during the interview. We as Christians must represent Jesus according to His standards not our own. LIl KIm also stated that she puts God first. That is a blatant lie. Once again, Her walk does not Match Her talk. I'm not talking about someone who falls, in sin, now and then. I'm talking about someone who habitually lives a life contrary to the teachings of the Bible. It is the Holy Spirit that empowers us to live Holy, and God commands us to live Holy. I have one last comment. A lot of people say that we should not judge because the Bible tells us not to judge. Let me set the record straight. The Greek definition for that specific word used - Judge - means to condemn. The Bible states that we are not to condemn anyone, but there is another Greek word for 'Judge' that is used. The Word of God states that a spiritual man judges all things - 1 Corinthians 2:15. This means that we Evaluate all things.
So EEW Magazine, keep standing firm on the Word Of God. In the words of my Pastor- Vincent Stevens from Philadelphia- Forward Ever, Backwards Never!!

May 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Alston

I saw the interview at the end only God can tell if she is a true believer wheat/sheep or just a christian by name.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterben

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