Lil Kim: Prisoners Love Dancing with the Stars!

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In 2005, Lil Kim was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury about her friends' involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 studios in Manhattan.

As a result, the rapper was sentenced to a year in prison... and ended up as part of the season eight cast on Dancing with the Stars!

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

According to Kim, fellow inmates loved this reality competition and encouraged her to try out for it; once she had paid her debt to society, of course.

"I'm a huge fan!" the Grammy-winner said. "When I was in prison, me and my girls used to watch it. My girls were like, 'Kim, you need to be on that show.' Everyone watched it faithfully. It's like the #1 show in prison!"

Lil Kim is partnered with Derek Hough on the show. She's psyched about that.

"I was hoping and praying that I got Derek for my partner," she said.

We're just hoping and praying Kim's nipples remain covered throughout the competition.

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