April 13, 2004 03:14 PM

Lil’ Kim is expected to turn herself in to police, possibly as early as Wednesday, in order to answer charges that she lied to authorities probing a 2001 shootout involving members of her entourage.

The New York Post reports that Kim (real name: Kimberly Jones), 28, will be charged with perjury for allegedly lying to investigators looking into the Feb. 25, 2001 gun battle outside the Hot 97 radio studios in Greenwich Village, the paper says.

The shootout allegedly arose from a feud between Lil’ Kim’s associates and those of a rival rap artist, Foxy Brown. Brown reportedly dissed Kim in a performance on an album she did with the rapper Capone.

Capone’s pal Efrain Ocasio, now 33, was shot in the upper back. He was treated in a hospital and released with the slug still in him.

Kim allegedly told investigators she did not know what led to the fight or the gunfire, though the Post reports that a security camera’s video of the incident shows Kim standing on the street when the bullets start flying, then jumping into a stretch limo.

Investigators descended upon the Manhattan headquarters of Lil’ Kim’s label this week, after which lawyers for the rapper reputedly negotiated the terms that allowed her to surrender.

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