Jailed rapper Lil' Kim may be able to take on the bad girls in the slammer - but what will the trash-talking star do now that her breast implants are said to be staging a revolt?
"Apparently, she's worried her boobs are leaking," a source tells us. "She needs to have them serviced."
Last July, Kim (real name, Kimberly Jones) was sentenced to a year and a day at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia on perjury and conspiracy charges. She began serving time in September.
Her rep swears the hip-hop diva is "perfectly healthy." But we hear she's confided to family members about a festering problem with her magnificent mammaries.
Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Traci Billingsley wouldn't discuss Kim's health because "an inmate's medical history is not public." But Billingsley says that the Philly detention center has a doctor on staff. "If [the prison medical unit] can't handle it, they will contract out treatment," says Billingsley.
"What becomes interesting in [Kim's] case is that she's very small and she has very large implants," says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Steve Fallek, who has not treated Kim. "So it's no different from having a patient with very large breasts, where they're going to have back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain - because of the weight of the breasts."
Fallek says that, while implant-related infections are rare, "If you're having physical symptoms like that, the best alternative is to put a smaller implant in. If she's actually leaking, then, yes, the implant should come out."
Kim's parole officer might call it an early- release program.
Let's hope the hip-hop diva grants her bosoms the sort of clemency she would like.
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