Lil Kim’s Thankful ‘Dancing’ Exit, Plus Partner Fears Shank Backstage ?

So close but no cigar.. Lil Kim was shockingly eliminated from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars reality dancing competition Tuesday after a few missteps on Monday’s performance show. Even more shocking is the commentary directed towards the “Jump Off” rapper, especially from dancing partner Derek Hough. After being told “You tried to be a lady, but you’re more comfortable as a tramp” by DTWS judge Bruno Tonioli on Monday’s performance episode Lil Kim gracefully exited the stage. Unbeknownst to Lil Kim Monday’s waltz and salsa would be her last dance as a contestant on the show as Tuesday, the diva was voted off even though she scored higher than the Ty Murray (52 vs. 46). Gracefully thanking fans and show producers Lil Kim said “I think this is one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever experienced in my life. I think I brought different viewers (to the show). I know people who’ve never watched the show and they watch the show.” Dancing partner Derek Hough expressed his admiration for Lil Kim as well, stating: “She is the most amazing person, amazing soul, amazing spirit, and of course, amazing dancer and I love you so much”. It was however Hough’s backstage joke of sorts that may be offensive to say the least. Speaking with E!, Hough says he thought he was going to get cut when news broke that Lil Kim was his partner ! “I was like, I think I’m going to get shanked in the middle of a dance.” However, Hough went on to say that he’s come to love and appreciate Lil Kim over the last few months. “(…) the second she walked in there she was a beam of energy, so sweet and so nice. As the weeks went by, I just love her more and more and more and I’m really excited to spend some time without teaching her and drilling her.” Kim reportedly laughed off Derek’s comment about being shanked, plus he is in her new video for “Download” here. What do you think about Derek’s “Shank” comment … funny or offensive ?

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