Lil Kim Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast

Grammy Award winning rapper Lil’ Kim will be one of thirteen celebs showing off their moves when the eighth season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars debuts next month. This year’s cast was announced during a primetime event that found each participating celebrity revealed one at a time during ABC’s regular line-up Sunday night (February 8).

Kim, who is currently working on her fifth studio album, to be released later this year, was the first contestant revealed.

She will be joined by reality stunt performer Steve-O, of MTV’s Jackass and Wildboyz; Access Hollywood co-Anchor Nancy O’Dell; NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor; Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson; Country singer Chuck Wicks; actress Denise Richards; Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak; former Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle; actor/comedian David Alan Grier; rodeo athlete Ty Murray; and singer/songwriter Jewel.

The new season of Dancing With the Stars debuts on ABC at 8pm EST on March 9.

The March 9 date is already significant for Lil’ Kim, as it will mark the 12th anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G.