Lil Kim debuted her new look on Instagram over the weekend and to say fans were shocked by her transformation is an understatement.
Along with new bleached locks the rapper was sporting a markedly paler complexion which has sparked rumors that the 41-year-old has undergone procedures to lighten her skin.
In the photo collage Kim flaunts her new look with her hair done up in two different styles and various expressions on her face. While she did not reference the drastic changes in her appearance, simply captioning the photo “Miami heat,” fans were quick to draw attention to her lighter skin.
Many were quick to criticize Kim for the changes in her appearance, while others were simply shocked by the new look.
#LilKim Lil kim scenario is outrageous,she needs help!she also needs to appreciate what God has given her,be yourself you silly soppy twat!
— ju jitsui warrior (@daddy_das) April 25, 2016
I feel very disturbed by #LilKim. I cannot believe what happened to her.
— Alis Rowe (@curlyhairedalis) April 25, 2016
Still more wrote comments urging their idol not to change herself and telling her she was beautiful the way she was before.
not sure what drove #LilKim to alter her appearance this drastically but I hope she knows she is loved no matter what she looks like. 😢
— Grow By Maria B. (@GrowByMariaB) April 25, 2016
The rapper has not responded to allegations that she has had any cosmetic procedures beyond bleaching her hair blonde, which she had revealed a week prior writing: “Loving my hair!!! Thank you so much @tigerbahmb @killsshair for the slayage!!!!”