Lil Kim Regrets Turning Down a Seven-Figure ‘Playboy’ Offer

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Kim shared the offer as part of a tribute to Hugh Hefner

While the internet at large has gone back and forth on the idea of Hugh Hefner and his legacy in the wake of his death, Lil Kim falls clearly on the side that Hef was a good man. This was undoubtedly colored by the fact that Kim knew Hef personally, but her tribute to the late icon is touching nonetheless.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Kim admitted that she regretted turning down Hef’s offer to appear in Playboy and added that the magazine head saw something in her that she was unable to see at the time in herself.

“This is one man that I thought would live forever,” she began. “Ugh I’m so broken-hearted that I didn’t get to spend more time with him. Hugh believed in my beauty more than myself, he always put me on a pedestal,” she continued. “If you got to know him it was a pleasure and honor. He was such a great wonderful spirit and so much fun!”

Kim said that Hef made her a massive offer to appear in the pages of the magazine, but she turned him down. She claims now that she regrets the choice… but not for the reasons that you think. Kim said that her regrets stem not from the money she would have made, but because she missed her chance to be a part of Hefner’s legacy.

“I remember turning down a non-disclosed 7 figure offer from Hugh and till [sic] this day I regret it, not because of the money, but because it would have been an honor to be a part of this beautiful mans archive and historic catalog,” she said underneath a photo of the two of them together. “You never changed up and you were always the same kind loving person. Every time I saw you, even after the fact that we didn’t get to make history 2gether, our love for each other always remained the same. I Love You to the heavens Hugh and I will miss you dearly.”

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