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Unrecogniseable Lil' Kim has fans asking if she's taken plastic surgery too far.

She made a few waves in the late ’90s and early 00’s with songs like  Big Momma Thang and Lady Marmalade, but now rapper Lil’ Kim has sparked controversy over something other than her questionable lyrics.

Fans of the rapper, whose real name is Kimberley Denise Jones, have noticed the 41-year-old is looking a little different in her latest string of Instagram shots.

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A photo posted by Lil’ Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on Apr 24, 2016 at 3:11pm PDT

Reminiscent of a young Jocelyn Wildenstein, Lil’ Kim seems to have dabbled in a plastic surgery, or 20, over the past decade.

Gone is the dark hair along with her natural nose and lips… even her natural skin colour seems to be missing, in favour of porcelain skin, bleach blonde hair and a narrower nose.

The snap in question has amassed nearly 20,000 comments, with one user, kendraciz, saying, “it’s so sad, she’s changed herself completely.” Other’s chimed in with: “What have you done to yourself?”

Smooches ???? #LilKimSeason A photo posted by Lil’ Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on Apr 1, 2016 at 8:05pm PDT

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One user, taylernogang, came to her idol’s defence, “Instead of me bashing her, I’m going to say I’m sorry Queen Kim that you didn’t feel beautiful in your brown skin. I’m sorry for the bad thoughts that you had on whether you were beautiful enough. I’m sorry that you endured colourism. I’m sorry that people are teasing you. I’m sorry that my first thought after seeing your picture was, “Why she do that to herself?” however I fail to realize that America loves to embrace the European features and belittle the darker tone. We love you regardless. I love you regardless.”

Lil’ Kim, a long-time pal of Kim Kardashian posted a snap of the two just three weeks ago, where she received a slew of similar comments comparing the star to the late Michael Jackson.

Lil' Kim in her iconic MTV VMA's '99 outfit. Image via Getty.

The rapper has long been known for her bold looks (she made turning up to MTV Video Music Awards with her boobs out cool long before Miley Cyrus came along), yet fans say this may be her most dramatic look yet.

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