With her hamster cheeks, smooth complexion and Michael Jackson nose, Lil Kim gave us a bit of a fright as she stepped out in West Hollywood earlier this week.

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The rapper's new surgically enhanced look has left her virtually unrecognisable from her 90s heyday - in fact the only thing we could identify her by is the trademark beauty spot above her lip.

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Kim's new look (left) and how she looked in 1999 (right)

While Kim has never exactly opted for the natural look, her latest session under the knife has really caused a stir and she soon began trending worldwide on Twitter when the snaps went viral.

However, Kim - real name Kimberly Denise Jones - played it much safer with her fashion choices, opting for an on-trend sheer monochrome outfit.

Good to see that she has learnt less is more. Now, if only she could apply that to her love of surgery too...

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