Last night in a shocking elimination special, Lil’ Kim and partner Derek Hough were sent home. The duo who have rocked and impressed both the judges and TV viewers thus far received their lowest score yet when Lil’ Kim made a few visible mistakes during her waltz performance.
Yet, Kim still remained one of the fan favorites.
But, when ‘DWTS’ host Tom Bergeron announced the pair’s elimination, “there was a real shock in this room,” says Bergeron.
The biggest down side to leaving the show, says Kim? “I’m going to miss my partner,” she sighed.
Hough stated that his partner has been one of his favorites. “She’s an amazing person, an amazing soul, and amazing spirit and an amazing dancer,” he said.
“I’m okay,” the rapper told OK! after getting the bad news. “I would love to still be here — Who wouldn’t want to make it to the finals? — but at the same time, I still have my other life and I get to go back into the studio. I get to do everything I used to do. It’s mixed emotions, I guess!”
The pint size rapper later added, “This is one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever experienced in my life,” she said, adding that she expanded the hit show’s viewership, “because I brought people who never watched the show.”
But, don’t worry about Kim. She is now moving on to other projects, including a book due out later this year called The Price of Loyalty. “It’s about the time when I stayed in prison, the things I learned and went through,” she explained. “You don’t think about things until it happens to you. The book is going to give people who have been on those situations a bright outlook on life.”