Women in Music 2016

Lil' Kim's Perjury Trial Delayed

A federal judge in New York yesterday (July 28) postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim on charges she lied to a grand jury to give her lawyers more time to review the prosecution's evidence.

A federal judge in New York yesterday (July 28) postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim on charges she lied to a grand jury to give her lawyers more time to review the prosecution's evidence.

Prosecutors objected to the delay from November to Feb. 28. The rapper, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is charged with conspiracy, perjury and obstruction.

Prosecutors have accused Jones of lying to a grand jury investigating a 2001 shooting allegedly involving members of her entourage. One man from a rival rap group was injured.

Jones' former manager and co-defendant, Damion Butler, has been indicted for allegedly shooting a weapon during the incident. Jones is accused of telling the grand jury that Butler was not present.

Butler, escorted into the courtroom in handcuffs by federal marshals yesterday, is serving a prison term on unrelated weapons charges.

Also Wednesday, Jones restated her not guilty plea to address updated charges against some of her co-defendants.

Because of the pending trial, Lil' Kim was prevented by the court from performing last month on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.


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