Lil’ Kim Wins DVD Battle

A judge has granted rapper Lil’ Kim‘s request to stop a former Junior M.A.F.I.A. cohort from releasing a DVD she claims uses her name and image without her permission.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled August 10th in favor of Lil’ Kim after James “Lil’ Cease” Lloyd didn’t show up to answer to a civil suit she filed against him.

Lloyd testified for the prosecution in Lil’ Kim’s perjury and conspiracy trial in which she was convicted of lying to a grand jury.

The rap diva, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, was sentenced to one year and a day in prison. She was ordered to begin serving her time September 19th.

Jones’ lawsuit claimed the DVD, “The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A. Part II: Reloaded,” is unauthorized and improperly uses her likeness and name, and constitutes false advertising and false endorsement.

Jones also said Lloyd announced that the DVD would include interviews with himself and other M.A.F.I.A. members about their involvement in her trial.

Jones said she left the group in 2001 over business and personal differences.