LATEST: Rap beauty LIL' KIM has hired spin company 5W PUBLIC RELATIONS to improve her image before her February (05) perjury trial.

The company has advised Lil' Kim to support high profile charities - including MERCEDES-BENZ CAROUSEL OF HOPE to benefit childhood-diabetes research and the BLOSSOM PROJECT that combats domestic violence - to improve her reputation, after she pleaded not guilty to the charges of lying to a grand jury investigating the shootout involving members of her entourage outside Manhattan radio station HOT 97.

The Lady Marmalade hitmaker - real name KIMBERLY JONES - is charged with one count of conspiracy, three counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of obstruction - which carries a maximum prison term of 10 years.

Lil' Kim's new spokesman Ronn Torossian, explains, "We feel there are a lot of misconceptions out there about Kim, and we want to clear those up. She is completely innocent of these charges."

10/08/2004 14:26