Paychecks for Lil' Kim's pre-prison music video crew bounce
UPI News Service, 09/24/2005
Checks paid to crew members for Lil' Kim's pre-prison music videos have all bounced, it was reported Saturday.
At least 18 people who worked 'round-the-clock in New York and Jersey City to finish the project before the rapper reported to federal prison in Philadelphia Monday got rubber checks from Kirk Fraser's Washington-based May 3rd Films, the New York Daily News reported.
Fraser said an accounting problem is to blame and he was working with "those 18 individuals" who got bad checks from his company.
Lil' Kim's rep said the rapper had a contract with May 3rd to shoot her videos and she had nothing to do with its payroll.
"It's a big surprise and disappointment to us," he said.
Kimberly Jones started serving her year-and-a-day prison sentence Monday for lying to a federal grand jury investigating a 2001 shootout outside a New York radio station.