NEW YORK – A federal judge Wednesday postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim (search) on charges she lied to a grand jury to give her lawyers more time to review the prosecution's evidence.
Prosecutors objected to the delay from November to Feb. 28. The rapper, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is charged with conspiracy, perjury and obstruction.
Prosecutors have accused Jones of lying to a grand jury investigating a 2001 shooting allegedly involving members of her entourage. One man from a rival rap group was injured.
Jones' former manager and co-defendant, Damion Butler (search), has been indicted for allegedly shooting a weapon during the incident. Jones is accused of telling the grand jury that Butler was not present.
Butler, escorted into the courtroom in handcuffs by federal marshals Wednesday, is serving a prison term on unrelated weapons charges.
Also Wednesday, Jones restated her not guilty plea to address updated charges against some of her co-defendants.
Lil' Kim won a Grammy Award for her part in the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade" (search) in 2001. She was to perform last month on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, but the judge would not let her go.