LIL' KIM is so grateful to her Dancing With The Stars partner Derek Hough for helping her impress judges on the hit TV show, she's keen to return the favour and give his burgeoning music career a helping hand.
The rapper has been showing off her ballroom dancing skills with professional Hough, and her efforts were rewarded when she earned her first 10 out of 10 score from panellist Bruno Tonioli for an error-free tango on Monday (30Mar09).
And Kim wants to show her thanks by helping to boost Hough's profile in the music industry.
She tells Hip Hop Weekly, "I love Derek. He's the perfect partner. He's a great teacher and he's so patient with me, and he's funny. He reminds me of myself in how hard he works. He has his own band too, and just dropped his album this week."