Lil-Kim.jpgIt’s been 15 years since Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in Los Angeles at the age of 24, but his protege, Lil’ Kim, still feels his loss.

“It still hurts very much,” Kim tells TMZ of her friend’s death.

Kim tells TMZ that she plans to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ death with a private dinner in New York among friends and family. “I will never forget him and I will think about him every day until I die,” she says.

She continues: “I will celebrate him every single day of my life … I have endless love for him and I’ll be grateful and thankful to him until my last day. I love him … and will never stop loving him.”

B.I.G., a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was stopped at a traffic light in LA on March 9, 1997 when he was shot and killed. The rapper was famous for his album “Ready to Die,” released in 1994, and a posthumous album called “Life After Death” released in the month after his murder.

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