Lil' Kim: Being on 'Dancing with the Stars' was "the time of my life"
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/06/2009
Kimberly Denise "Lil' Kim" Jones apparently had much more fun competing on Dancing with the Stars than she did spending 10 months in a federal prison.
"I had the time of my life on that show!" said Lil' Kim during a Tuesday night Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance that followed her Dancing with the Stars ouster. "That's like the best thing that's ever happened."
"It's always shocking and you're always upset when you get eliminated," said Hough, who also appeared on Kimmel. "But I think that she proved herself -- every single week -- how amazing she was. She was great."
Jones and Hough were regularly among each week's highest scorers throughout Dancing with the Stars eighth season, and judge Len Goodman had commented how he was a fan of both her determination and "bionic booty."
"I think it means I can do thing with my booty that no one can do, like the bionic woman," explained Jones to Kimmel.
Since her partner was the reigning Dancing with the Stars professional champ after he won the show's seventh season with Brooke Burke, Jones said Hough was a great help on the show.
"Derek and I, when we were together, the chemistry was so great," she told Kimmel.
Jones wasn't a complete stranger to Dancing with the Stars. After she was convicted in March 2005 on three counts of conspiracy and one count of perjury, Jones spent 10 months in a federal detention center and claimed Dancing with the Stars was one of the inmates favorites shows.
"We can only watch 10 channels. We don't have a lot of selections to pick from," she told Kimmel. "We have to agree on what channels we watch and Dancing with the Stars was like the No. 1 show at the time. Everyone agreed to watch it."
However being in prison apparently had its setbacks when watching television.
"When it was a two hour show we didn't get to see the whole show because lights went out at 8:30PM," she told Kimmel.