She is expecting her first baby with her rapper boyfriend Mr Papers.
So it was no surprise that Lil Kim went all out with an elaborate baby shower to mark the impending arrival of her daughter in a few weeks.
New pictures show the 38-year-old artist in an ornate lace and taupe maternity dress, dripping with $500,000 worth of diamond jewellery, while Mr Papers rubbed her tummy.
Oh baby: Lil Kim and rapper Mr Papers celebrated the impending arrival of their baby girl with a royal themed baby shower
‘Everything had a royal twist,’ the rapper told In Touch magazine of the themed bash which played on her Queen Bee nickname.
‘At the beginning of the party, I was announced as The Queen with two trumpeters and even wore a crown!’ recalled Kim, who even received an early push present from her boyfriend – a new car.
‘I couldn’t have wished for a more special day,’ she added excitedly. ‘I’m just so excited to be having a little princess. She’s just going to be so girlie and fabulous – just like her mommy.’
Tifffany dahling: The 39-year-old artist’s baby shower list featured a slew of items from the top jeweller
Thinking pink: The magazine reported that the couple are expecting their first child together in a few more weeks
In another shot, Kim poses with a large box from iconic jewellers Tiffany, while a third picture shows a huge haul of pink parcels and balloons bought for the shower.
The plastic surgery addict went for full glamour with her heavily-applied make-up, featuring huge false eyelashes and a bright pink pout, along with perfectly coiffed long black tresses, which were styled in cascading curls over one shoulder.
Guests walked a pink and blue carpet for Saturday’s shower as trumpeters announced their arrival, but Kim brought the tone of the whole affair down significantly as she greeted baby daddy Mr Papers with a rather grotesque tongue kiss in front of everyone.
‘Can’t wait for my NYC Royal Baby Shower': Rapper Lil’ Kim was thrilled to finally celebrate the impending birth of her first child with an extravagant baby shower held at New York’s Broad Street Ballroom on Saturday
Complementary couple: Kim opted for a modest nude-coloured gown with pretty white lace detail and capped sleeves that was fitted to the hips before flowing out
The proud parents-to-be put on quite the show as they hammed it up for the cameras outside the Broad Street Ballroom in New York City, as the rapper lovingly caressed her blossoming baby bump.
The mom-to-be – real name Kimberly Jones – was glowing as she nears the end of her pregnancy, which she announced in February, saying she was ‘a few months along’ with her first child.
‘Can’t wait for my NYC Royal Baby Shower this weekend thrown by the one & only @davidtutera! #royalbabyshower #queenbeelilbee #DavidTutera,’ Kim tweeted on Thursday.
A royal affair: Trumpeters heralded the arrival of guests
Mr Papers presented his lady love with a bouquet of red roses as he accompanied her into the bash, having put in some extra effort in the wardrobe department, teaming baggy jeans with a white shirt and matching waistcoat, completing his outfit with black and white high-top sneakers
This will be the second child for the New York-based rapper, who has a four-year-old son he refers
to as his ‘little prince’.
Kim and Mr Papers were first linked back in May 2012, though they broke up sometime later that year, before evidently reuniting.
Sweet gesture: The New York-based rapper, who has a four-year-old son from a previous relationship, presented his baby mama with a bouquet of red roses upon arrival
Support system: The couple were joined at the bash by celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, who organised the event for them and dressed in a snazzy bright pink shirt and blue brocade blazer
Before the party, which was filmed for WEtv, Kim asked her fans to buy her baby gifts from a registry which includes items from luxury stores Tiffany & Co and Bel Bambini.
‘Please make sure they check off your gift from the registry after purchase,’ wrote her assistant, who tweeted the message. ‘Thank u guys so much #teamlilkim.’
Lil’ Kim listed a range of items on the registry, from high-end to the more budget-friendly
Nothing but the best for the ‘Queen Bee': The 39-year-old – real name Kimberly Jones – was registered at a whopping five stores, including Tiffany & Co
Items included a $575 sterling silver baby cup from Tiffany & Co (which, according to the registry, was purchased) and a Snow White bib and booties set, retailing at $9.99, at Buy Buy Baby.
Most fans responded positively to her request, but some blasted her for being ‘tacky’.
‘Do you really need your fans to buy your baby shower gifts? Tacky,’ one user wrote on Instagram, according to RadarOnline.
‘She wanted her fans to get involved,’ a source told the website.
High-end: One item on the registry was a $575 Tiffany & Co sterling silver baby cup
Range of choices: Lil’ KIm listed items across the price spectrum, from a $46 Hello Kitty mobile to a $349 high chair