Prayers Up: Rapper Lil Kim Mourns the Loss of Her Father, Linwood Jones

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Lil Kim and her family at this time.

Her father, Linwood Jones passed last month after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Kim confirmed the news via social media.

The rapper did not have a close relationship with her father, however, in 2012 she made the decision to step up and take care of her father. After reuniting with Jones, she learned he was battling Alzheimer’s. In an interview with OK Magazine, she says:

“We have to feed him because he can’t make his own food. He can’t really pour juice. He can get dressed, but we have to help him sometimes. Basically we have to help him do almost everything. He can walk around and stuff like that. And again, it’s early stages. He remembers to do some things, but sometimes he forgets some things. Like one time, he forgot to turn off the stove, and the coffee pot caught on fire. We had to run and put it out. It was really crazy,” she said of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.


Adding, “Here’s the thing – we feel and know that he has an early case of Alzheimer’s. The doctors won’t really diagnose him with it, but we know that he does. They say that it seems to be an early case of it – this is what they’re saying. But he has this shaking-jitter condition that is almost the same thing as – don’t get this wrong, because then people will be like ‘oh, her dad has M.S.’ – no, he almost has the same symptoms as a person who has Multiple Sclerosis where they shake – they shake really bad. Yes. So it’s those types of symptoms. It stems from the situation.”

Kim revealed how the loss of her father helps heal her relationship with rapper Trina, who recently lost her mother this year.

“On this very day, I found out my Daddy passed away. I was so distraught and had to put on a brave face and keep working because I had a show that same night. When @trinarockstarr came into my dressing room we instantly bonded. She comforted me and it was exactly what I needed at that moment. It’s as if her Mom and my Dad brought us together and healed our friendship.”