LIL' KIM has asked her fans to buy her baby gifts.

The 39-year-old rapper - who is expecting her first child with fellow musician Mr. Papers - got her assistant to post a message on Twitter listing the stores where she is registered, including Tiffany & Co., Petit Tresor, Bel Bambini, Buy Buy Baby and Babies 'R' Us.

Her PA wrote on the social networking site, ''Please make sure they check off your gift from the registry after purchase. Thank u guys so much'', with an address of where to send the gifts.

The items include a $500 Tiffany & Co. sterling silver baby beaker and a more budget-friendly Snow White bib and booties set, retailing at $9.99, according to

Kim's demands have been met with mixed reactions from fans, some of whom rushed to snap up items for her mini-me, while others criticised her ''tacky'' move.

One wrote on Instagram: ''Do you really need your fans to buy your baby shower gifts? Tacky.''

The 'Lady Marmalade' singer also put on a display of ''diva behaviour'' at her baby shower over the weekend, arriving fashionably late to the New York City venue.

A source told the site: ''Kim was four hours late to her own baby shower! Guests were told to arrive at 4p.m., [and] she got there at 8p.m. Everyone was annoyed, but it was expected of Kim to be so late.''