Rapper Lil’ Kim was born Kimberly Denise Jones on the 11 July 1974 Brooklyn, New York to Ruby and Linwood Jones. She has one sibling, a brother Christopher. After her parents split up, Kim was raised by her father, a former U.S. Marine. They had a fractious relationship, with later claims of violence on her part. Jones, therefore, left home at a young age and lived on the streets.