Lil” Kim is a ghoulish thief who ripped off a creepy pic of a decaying skull … and is now claiming it as her own … so says the professional makeup artist who took the pic and is demanding $$$.
Samantha Ravndahl tells our sources … she”s not only the artist … she”s also the girl in the picture — which shows a green-faced woman with rotting flesh and exposed parts of her skull.
Ravndahl says she posted the macabre selfie online … and soon discovered that Lil” Kim was using the very same image on her own social media sites.
Ravndahl tells us … she contacted Lil” Kim”s people asking for payment and got the runaround — first she was told Kim wasn”t willing to pay anything … and when Ravndahl persisted … was told that Kim”s team “works slowly.”
All the while … Ravndahl says Kim continued to re-post the image on various sites … even using it as the artwork for her single, “Dead Girl Walking” … and had the audacity to add a copyright logo.
Ravndahl hasn”t filed a lawsuit … yet .. but she”s considering it. She”s still hoping to get some kind of financial settlement.
We”ve reached out to Lil” Kim”s people … but haven”t heard back yet … because they work slowly.