Since his debut in the music industry in the mid-’90s, the New York rapper has gone on to become a top-charting artist, a fashion trend setter, and even a movie star.
Nick Cannon (R) is Lil Kim’s new manager, according to her. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Christian Siriano, and John Lamparski/Getty Images for Christian Siriano
Kim, whose true name is Kimberly Denise Jones, is 47 years old and has a lot more in store for her fans. She’s so desperate for help that she’s enlisting the help of Nick Cannon.
The “Crush on You” emcee disclosed a lot of information to host King Keraun during a recent appearance on Complex’s interview series “Hiking with Rappers,” including that “she never hiked a day” in her life and doesn’t like it. Kim also revealed that the long-time television personality is assisting her in making career decisions, including getting back into acting.
“I just shot a movie with Nick Cannon,” she explained. “Nick Cannon, people don’t even know, like he’s one of my best friends. We’ve been best friends for years. … And we just shot a movie called ‘Miracle Across 125th Street.’ I really did that movie for Nick, but I love doing movies.”
The next chapter of the “Magic Stick” rapper’s legacy may include a lot more acting, telling host Keraun, “Nick is convincing me,” before adding, “You know he’s my manager?” Keraun responded by referencing Cannon’s several recently born children saying, “I did not know that. … Your manager has, like, 20 kids!” However, the rapper was quick to defend her management, stating, “Leave my manager alone!”
The announcement of Cannon’s new job comes on the heels of news that his self-titled talk show didn’t do as well as predicted. According to ShowBiz 411, Cannon’s show barely attracted 400,000 views after starting on Sept. 27, putting it at the bottom of the talk show heap.
As a result of the numbers, claims that Cannon’s show will take the place of Wendy Williams’ show have been debunked. Williams is currently on the sidelines due to serious health difficulties. Her show has been on the air for several years, but barely 600,000 people watch it, illustrating that anchoring a midday talk show is not simple.