Two days after Hugh Hefner’s death, Lil’ Kim honors the iconic Playboy publisher with a touching message and some revelations.
Taking to Instagram, the Queen Bee shared a slideshow of photos, including one in which Hugh kisses her on the cheek.
“This is one man that I thought would live forever,” she wrote. “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. If you got to know him it was a pleasure and honor. He was such a great wonderful spirit and so much fun!”
According to the lengthy caption, Kim once turned down a previously-undisclosed offer from Hefner to pose in Playboy. “I remember turning down a non-disclosed 7 figure offer from Hugh and till 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 added.
Bidding farewell to the legendary publisher, Kim celebrated his legacy and their bond. “You never changed up and you were always the same kind loving person,” she wrote. “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.”
This week, the hip-hop community mourned Hefner’s death, along with others who were fans of his work. “RIP Hugh Hefner,” tweeted Juicy J. “I went to so many of his parties at the Playboy mansion it was legendary you will never be forgotten.” “There’s only 2 players left me and Larry Flynt,” added Uncle Luke. “R.I.P Hugh Hefner.”
RIP Hugh Hefner I went to so many of his parties at the Playboy mansion it was legendary you will never be forgotten
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 28, 2017
There's only 2 players left me and Larry Flynt R.I.P Hugh Hefner
— LUTHER R CAMPBELL (@unclelukereal1) September 28, 2017