Rapper LIL' KIM has turned down a request by Princess Michael Of Kent to help launch her forthcoming book - in an attempt by the British royal to gain positive exposure in America.

The hip-hop artist, who will be standing trial next year (05) for perjury, refused to host a party for the princess' forthcoming biography of DIANE DE POITIERS.

Princess Michael is keen to improve her image after a recent "back to the colonies" remark she made in a New York restaurant concerning fellow guests.

One New York TV commentator says, "Princess Michael must be absolutely desperate. After all the race controversy no one really wants to have anything to do with her."

23/08/2004 13:36