Lil' Kim Gets Free, Celebrates Independence Day Early

ImageLil' Kim is set to be released from Philadelphia's Federal Detention Center next week.

As previously reported, Kim (Born Kimberley Jones) was sentenced to a one year and a day sentence in the aforementioned facility, after she was found guilty of perjury and conspiracy for lying to a grand jury in relation to a 2001 shooting involving Capone-N-Noreaga and Kim's crew in front of New York radio station Hot 97.

James J. Leonard Jr, Kim's lawyer, revealed to the Philadelphia Inquirer that his client will leave the FDC on Monday (July 3) between 6 and 10 a.m.

Kim will then be taken to an undisclosed New Jersey location for processing and will begin serving a month's house arrest at her North Jersey home.

The Brooklyn bred rapper was initially scheduled to be released in August but was granted an earlier release due to good behavior. According to Leonard, Kim has been a model inmate and is humbled by the outpouring of support she's received in letters from local fans and radio station shout-outs.

Barely a week after checking into prison, Lil Kim released her fourth album, The Naked Truth . She was also the main focus of a BET reality show this spring titled "Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown". The 6 episode series captured the rapper's final days of freedom before reporting to jail.

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