Prepare to twist your face into a “What the hell?” squint, because Lil Mama is set to play the role of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in the upcoming TLC biopic. Two questions:
1. Why is Lil Mama still working?
2. Why is there a TLC biopic? (I mean, CrazySexyCool was classic and all, but really?)
The casting news was revealed by MC Lyte, who described Lil Mama to Hip Hollywood as a “talented lady whose chances were cut short”. Uh, cut short by what, her crashing the stage at the MTV VMAs in 2009? I don’t see it, but okay. Here’s the full quote, anyway:
“I’m gonna put a little bit of concentration and focus on helping to uplift a sister, who is talented, smart, witty, and just had her chances cut too short and that’s Lil Mama, ’cause she is a talented young lady. So I want to see her do some beautiful things.”
The only beautiful thing I can see Lil Mama doing is retiring, but maybe that’s just me. I just hope they put Left Eye burning up her ex-man Andre Rison’s tennis shoes and his entire mansion in the TLC movie. That alone would be worth the ticket price.
February 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
This clip right here, taken from some random person’s TV (sorry it’s so crappy), shows an angle we didn’t see to the whole Lil Mama crashing Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ performance at the VMAs-incident until now. Apparently when Lil Mama started running up on stage, she was actually trying to pull a mortified looking Beyonce up with her, which officially makes Beyonce the second most victimized person of the 2009 VMAs (Taylor Swift obviously is taking first place on this one…) While Lil Mama’s actions were still completely ridiculous, I do find some comfort in knowing that she was just trying to “bring the party” by inviting herself and Bey up on stage as opposed to straight crashing as I think we all originally thought she was.