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Lil Kim's Manager And Members Of Junior Mafia To Testify Against Her In Perjury Case
Friday - March 4, 2005
By: Jay Casteel
The Queen Bee, Lil Kim, luck has seem to have ran out. On Tuesday (March 2), prosecutors in her perjury trial announced some big news, revealing a list of names that she is accused of trying to protect -- by allegedly lying to a federal grand jury about a 2001 shooting -- will testify against her.
According to MTV and New York's Newsday, Assistant Manhattan U.S. Attorney Daniel Gitner informed jurors that Damion Butler, Kim's former manager, will testify that the pint-sized rapper lied about what she witnessed outside the offices of New York's Hot 97 radio station on February 25, 2001.
The men named for the shooting are Butler and a member of Lil' Kim's entourage, Suif Jackson, who both confessed they fired on members of rap group Capone-N-Noreaga that afternoon. The shooting is believed to stem from a beef between Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown, who dissed Kim on Capone-N-Noreaga's 2000 album, The Reunion.
And to make things even worse for Kim, prosecutors also announced that Capone and members of Lil' Kim's former group, Junior M.A.F.I.A., would testify against her later in the proceedings.
In the testimony that Kim is accused of lying about, she denied that Butler and Jackson were at the scene of the shooting and even denied knowing Jackson altogether. As it stands, the prosecution plans to provide evidence including videotape, photos, and liner notes from her albums to prove she indeed know both men.
Kim's lawyer, Mel Sachs, defended his client by saying the grand jury asked her more than 2,300 questions and instructed her to answer them to the best of her memory. And also added that the prosecution is trying to make you believe Kim did something wrong.