Hip-hop artist Lil' Kim began facing the music on Monday when a jury was chosen to decide if the rapper lied to a federal grand jury investigating a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station.
Opening statements in the case against Lil' Kim and her personal assistant Monique Dopwell are scheduled to begin on Tuesday morning in Manhattan federal court. It is uncertain whether the proceedings might be delayed because of a winter storm in the northeastern United States.
Prosecutors charge that the women lied during the investigation to protect members of the performer's entourage who were involved in the shootout. The two defendants deny wrongdoing.