Following the death of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, Lil Kim took to Instagram to mourn the famed publisher and to reminisce about a rejected seven-figure offer to appear in Playboy. Kim wrote that it wasn’t the missed payday she regrets, but rather the opportunity to work and spend more time with Hefner.
“This is one man that I thought would live forever. Ugh I’m so broken-hearted that I didn’t get to spend more time with him. Hugh believed in my beauty more than myself, he always put me on a pedestal. If you got to know him it was a pleasure and honor. He was such a great wonderful spirit and so much fun,” Lil Kim wrote.
“I remember turning down a non-disclosed 7 figure offer from Hugh and till this day I regret it, not because of the money, but because it would have been an honor to be a part of this beautiful mans archive and historic catalog. You never changed up and you were always the same kind loving person. Every time I saw you, even after the fact that we didn’t get to make history 2gether, our love for each other always remained the same. I Love You to the heavens Hugh and I will miss you dearly,” she continued.
Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Juicy J, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and others paid their respects to the founder of Playboy as news of his death spread.
Hefner passed away in his Los Angeles home at the age of 91 on September 27, 2017.