Grammy-winning hip-hop star Lil' Kim could face years in prison when she is sentenced in June for lying about a shootout outside a radio station.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-winning hip-hop star Lil' Kim could face years in prison when she is sentenced in June for lying about a shootout outside a radio station.
Her convictions Thursday (March 18) on three counts of perjury and one of conspiracy each carry terms of up to five years in prison, but as a first-time offender she was expected to receive far less than 20 years. Any term would make her the first major female rapper to do time.
The 29-year-old performer, known for her raunchy raps and revealing outfits, was acquitted of obstruction of justice.
She and her assistant, who also was convicted, shook their heads as the verdicts were delivered, and supporters broke out in sobs.
Lil' Kim declined to comment outside court, but in a statement issued later, she said she was "disappointed" by the verdict. "Throughout my life, I have always lived with adversity and will continue to have faith and do good for my family, friends and fans," she said.
Both women remained free on bond and will be sentenced June 24.
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