Lil' Kim: 'My fellow inmates are cool'

Rapper Lil' Kim has issued a statement from jail to her fans, insisting she's making the most of prison life.

The Magic Stick hitmaker, real name Kimberly Jones, entered a federal detention centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last week to start a 366-day sentence for perjury.

But she has declared she's in good spirits a week into her sentence and she urges fans to show their support by buying her newly-released album The Naked Truth.

In the statement, Kim writes: "I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I am in good spirits and I will be fine.

"I am in general population at FDC and I have adjusted to the facility and to my fellow inmates, who are all cool people.

"Each day, I read, sharpen my focus and grow. Of course, I wish I could be out to celebrate the release of my new album this week, but, instead, I am looking to take advantage of this time to work on my personal development. Thank you to all for your continued support."

Meanwhile, her lawyer L Londell McMillan insists his client is still as stylish as ever behind bars.

He adds: "I was amazed at just how good Kim looked on my two visits to see her in prison last week. Even in a jumpsuit, Kim still has the style and swagger of a star. Kim respects her inmates and they respect her.

"She will turn this experience into a positive reality for herself as well as her fans and community. She is evolving into a remarkable person of faith and courage."

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