Kim's and Foxy's lives and careers started out on similar paths. Raised just miles apart in Brooklyn, they ended up going to the same high school briefly. B.I.G. took Lil Kim under his wing, and his boy Jay-Z brought Foxy into the game. Kim ran with her crew Junior M.A.F.I.A., and Fox ran with Nas’s The Firm. The two started out as friends, and even shared the cover of The Source magazine in 1997.