• Lil Cease Offers Heartfelt Apology To Lil Kim At B.I.G's Birthday Dinner

    Yesterday marked what would have been the Notorious B.I.G.'s forty-seventh birthday, a reminder of his enduring legacy. While hip-hop took to social media to commemorate the iconic legend, many of his friends and former collaborators met to break bread at a celebratory dinner. The occasion marked the inaugural launch of the B.I.G birthday dinner, which brought many of the Notorious one's associates together. Some of said associates were Lil Kim and Lil Cease, who used to run together during Junior M.A.F.I.A's heydey. Unfortunately, the once steady friendship disintegrated after Cease testified against Lil Kim during her perjury trial in 2005; after spending a year in prison, Kim washed her hands of Cease.

    Now, however, Lil Cease has decided to make things right to the best of his ability. During the dinner, Cease took the mic to address Kim directly. “I apologize for the things I have done that may have hurt you or affected you or made you feel bad," he begins, his voice thick with emotion. "I genuinely apologize, I love you from the bottom of my heart. You not my real sister, but you are my sister, I love you for life. I thank you for bringing this energy here." The words appear to move Lil Kim, who proceeds to pull Cease into an embrace. The onlookers applaud the reunion, as does the hip-hop community at large.