Lil' Kim Embroiled In Storch's Bentley Case
LIL' KIM is finding it hard to shake off her bad girl reputation - her repossessed Bentley is reportedly the vehicle hip-hop producer SCOTT STORCH stands accused of stealing.
The rapper has faced a string of legal and financial woes in recent years, including a stint behind bars in 2005 for perjury and conspiracy and racking up tax debts amounting to $979,090 (£704,380).
Lil' Kim, who is currently a contestant on American TV talent show Dancing with the Stars, also had her top of the range Bentley towed away after she allegedly failed to pay its monthly installments.
However, according to TMZ.com, the Bentley actually belonged to producer pal Storch, who sent executives at a Florida car leasing company on a seven-month search for the luxury vehicle after the lease expired and he failed to hand over the keys.
Storch reportedly lent Lil' Kim the car, who kept the Bentley until the leasing company found out and repossessed it from her New Jersey home.
The producer, who is also heavily in debt due to unpaid taxes and is currently in rehab, pleaded not guilty to a motor vehicle theft charge earlier this month (10Apr09). He is due back in court on 29 May (09).
According to the website, Lil' Kim will appear in court as a witness.