Rapper Lil' Kim has been named as one of 13 contestants to take the stage on the popular show, 'Dancing With the Stars.' The program, which falls into the "reality competition" category, pits celebrities with professional dancers for a week to week competition ending with the winner taking home a trophy and, in some cases, an opportunity to revive their career.

"It's the most diverse cast we've had," Deena Katz, the show's Senior Talent Producer said in an interview. "The women are phenomenal and the men are such great characters."

Kim's last television job was as a judge on the Pussycat Dolls 'Girlicious' reality show. This time around, her dancing skills will be put to the test while America votes on her fate in the competition.

In recent weeks the Brooklyn, N.Y., rapper made headlines for her disdain toward the way she was portrayed in the 'Notorious' film. Chronicling the life and death of rapper Notorious B.I.G., whom she had a business and intimate relationship with for several years, Kim was "unimpressed" by the actress who played her in the film. She also stated that the film was sensationalized at the request of Big's mother Voletta Wallace and ex-wife, singer Faith Evans. "I've had enough and I'm about to expose them both. I've been quiet for a long time," she said in an interview.

The eighth season of DWTS kicks off March 9 on ABC.

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