Lil' Kim's father has Alzheimer's disease.
The rapper-and-actress has taken her dad Linwood Jones into her home so she can care for him as he has a ''small case'' of the dementia condition - which affects the memory and motor skills of sufferers - and she made the decision to put their personal history aside to help him.
She told the New York Post newspaper: ''My father had ex-wife troubles. Also health issues. He shakes. Spills coffee and food. We have to cook for him, pour his juice. His sickness wasn't diagnosed, but it's a small case of Alzheimer's. I know about 'Honour Thy Father and Mother.' My father and I were estranged, but I've taken him in. He lives with me.''
Kim had been estranged from her father after he decided to throw her out of his home when she was just a teenager after raising her as a single parent when he split from her mother Ruby Mae when the 'Magic Stick' hitmaker was nine.
Kim knows she has a reputation as a bad girl because she was jailed for a year for conspiracy and perjury in March 2005 for lying in court about her and her friends involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 radio studios in Manhattan, New York.
But the 'Superhero Movie' actress is adamant her reputation is unjustified because she is actually a good person with morals.
She insisted: ''People around me know I do good. My mom lived with me until I went away. She's now in Delaware.
''Nobody gives me a chance. It was difficult when I went away. It's still difficult. But God's working on helping to understand me. Someday people will. I can't help people thinking I'm a badass ... Look, a girlfriend of mine got pregnant. Her husband's abusive. So she's staying with me. I know about respect. I listen to whoever needs. I take care of all my friends to the fullest. It's a blessing - and a curse.''