PEPA ☆ EVE ☆ KIM ☆ MISSY
Look. You don’t need me to tell you that things with Lil Kim have been a lil bit dicey lately. The Black Friday mixtape. Her relentless beef with Nicki. Her face. Her face. Her face. But earlier this year, on the first night of her “Return of the Queen” tour at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, something magical happened. Missy Elliott and Eve came out on stage to perform “Hot Boys” with Ms. Kim. The place exploded. I’ve personally never testified so hard in my life. And then this beautiful image emerged of Kim, Eve, Missy and Pepa (just cause) chillin’ backstage, straight basking in each other’s glory, bodies pressed together, hands possessively on each other’s laps, loving life and each other.