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Lil Mama To Play Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes In TLC Biopic

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Is redemption on the horizon for Lil Mama?

By our estimates, it very well could be. For moments ago, it was confirmed that the pint-sized femcee has been cast as the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes in VH1’s hotly anticipated TLC biopic.

Details below…

The news came courtesy of Rap icon MC Lyte during a chat with our friends Hip Hollywood during a Grammy weekend event. Peep the interview below…

Blacklisted by the industry at large after stage-crashing Jay-Z‘s 2009 MTV Video Music Awards performance, the talented femcee has struggled to garner any form of spotlight since beyond a brief judging role on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’. The show was recently cancelled.

Could this stint as Left Eye be just what the Career Dr ordered? We say “yes” – albeit with caution.

For, In the midst of “dragging” and kicking one while they’re down, the masses all too often forget the talent that acts such as Lil Mama bring to the table. Indeed, upon blazing onto the scene, many likened the ‘Lip Gloss’ rapper to a young Left Eye – an observation we concur with.

Of course, the quality of the movie overall (irrespective of the 23 year’s performance) will dictate a number things – namely whether  her career will benefit from the project. However, in the spirit of judging on one’s talent and not popular opinion, we’re hopeful that she nails it – and reaps the rewards accordingly.

 

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48 Comments

  1. February 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    Aquarius says:
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    Oh no. Left Eye was so much prettier! :(

    • February 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      I caint stand that b**** lil momma

  2. February 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    RodMod says:
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    Is Lil Mama a dead-ringer for Left Eye? No!

    Anywho, I personally believe she is a good choice to portray someone as layered and colorful as Lisa.

    That being said, I cannot wait for this film!

  3. February 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS...) says:
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    Oh…..

    • February 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm
      RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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      shade……..

  4. February 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    BAD BAD says:
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    I think she’s a good choice, I just think people will think low of her because of her crying on Radio.
    Anyways, she’s good but if they re consider than they should go with Canadian Female Rapper Reema Major, who has some strong similarities to Lisa.

    Check out R&B Singer Keshia Chante here – http://www.youtube.com/user/KeshiaChanteVEVO?feature=watch

    • February 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm
      Dev says:
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      I don’t think people will think low of her. That incident was horrific! She was being bullied left right and centre and her mother had recently died, so if people feel low of her they need to re-evaluate their lives.

      I think she’ll be fine playing the part

    • February 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm
      HoneychildPlease says:
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      She didn’t cry because they made her smh..she cried because she was speaking about her mother who died..GET A LIFE DUDE

  5. February 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    RG2 says:
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    Congratz, now don’t f*** this up.

  6. February 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Music Soul Harmony says:
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    I disapprove…and left eye’s eyes were not as light as hers. If she f**** this up tho she will get dragged cuz I love left eye and she was unique.

    • February 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm
      eric says:
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      No worries. Contact lenses come in all colors.

    • February 10, 2013 at 3:45 am
      The TGJ Shade Just Won't Let Up says:
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      And who exactly was asking for you’r approval? Unless you’re channeling the spirit of Left Eye (RIP) Sit yo ass down….way down!

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm
      desiree says:
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      that is where contacts come in my friend! no one gives a damn about your approval

  7. February 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    Ummm….well, I’ll tune in to see how it turns out. Get money Lil Mama, I guess.

    • February 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm
      RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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      ok that’s all I can say too …..get money

  8. February 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    sideeye says:
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    So happy he finally got a job!

  9. February 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    Looool

  10. February 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    V says:
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    Lisa Lopes was cute as a button and they’ve practically got a transvestite playing her. Smh.

    Can Lil Mama act is the real question, cause rehabilitation will only come if she’s capable of really representing Left Eye.

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm
      desiree says:
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      ummm….OBVIOUSLY SHE CAN ACT GOOD ENOUGH TO HAVE GOTTEN THE ROLE!

  11. February 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    Booooooo……..They shouldve casted Candy from Sweet Addictions TV on YouTube. She has a couple songs and she looks eerily similar to Left Eye.

    • February 10, 2013 at 3:48 am
      The TGJ Shade Just Won't Let Up says:
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      Whos got time? You should’ve provided links…

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm
      desiree says:
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      YA’LL SERIOUSLY NEED TO QUIT GASSING CANDY UP! SHE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE LEFT EYE AT ALL! LIL MAMA AUDITIONED AND WAS AWARDED THE PART, SO EVIDENTLY SHE WAS GOOD! Twitter, Facebook or a Youtube campaign will NOT award someone a part in a movie! I enjoy candy’s videos, but…NO. Lil Mama was a very good choice. now who gone check me boo?

    • February 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm
      Cheerful Cynic XD says:
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      I said that from the beginning she would play her so well

  12. February 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    BITCHPLEASE says:
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    BITCHPLEASE NO!!!

  13. February 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    My Forehead Tho says:
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    Damn, and at out all the pretty, talented, beautiful people that could have played that role they picked a b**** that looked a lil bow wow.

    I won’t hate though..

    -_-

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm
      desiree says:
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      negativity is such and ugly trait

  14. February 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    eric says:
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    You’re missing it. Lil Mama did something that was misguided and because of that she’s often judged and misunderstood, just like Lisa. Chilli and T-Boz are giving this girl a chance because as with Lisa, they see someone who is talented, loving and passionate and they will embrace it no matter what the rest of the world thinks.

    • February 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      Oh really?? And u know this how??

      • February 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm
        eric says:
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        How could you NOT know it?

  15. February 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    HOTSTUFF says:
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    that’s one ugly man !

    • February 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm
      Eye Candy says:
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      Just like the one in your avie :D

      • February 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm
        Queen Beautiful Rih says:
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        Looks at beyonce superbowl pics…um please rih is gorgeous while bey looks like a fat man in drag

    • February 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm
      desiree says:
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      wonder how you look, while u sitting behind a rihanna pic

  16. February 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    pat says:
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    not nearly as cute as left eye…but i think she has the spunk and rebel attitude to bring to the character

  17. February 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm
    King B>Rihanna says:
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    Not here for that.

  18. February 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    Eye Candy says:
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    Hmm, I’m not sure how I feel about her portraying Left Eye but I won’t judge until I see it.

  19. February 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    Tasha says:
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    They should of let Bow Wow do it she’s the prettiest out of the both of them! O well!

  20. February 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    savonn says:
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    *Sigh… I am trying my best to stay positive and withhold judgment until I see the movie in its entirety.

  21. February 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    Junior in Jamaica says:
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    Come to think of it MC Lyte looks like she could be Lil’ Mama’s older sister. ;)

  22. February 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez says:
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    Lmfao…. Chileeee….. They should just get her hologram, cause Bow wow isn’t a good choice.

  23. February 10, 2013 at 12:27 am
    cali says:
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    just can’t wait…u go girl

  24. February 10, 2013 at 1:11 am
    SHE says:
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    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY??!

  25. February 10, 2013 at 2:12 am
    antertain says:
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    Good Luck I guess and its great a Vet like MV Lyte is mentoring her somewhat.

  26. February 10, 2013 at 2:24 am
    TOKYO says:
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    I thought it would have been Oh So Crispy [or however you spell her name] – I’m disappointed…

  27. February 10, 2013 at 6:48 am
    truth tea (take a sip) says:
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    fun fact: Nicki Minaj is 7 years older than Lil mama.

  28. February 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    AAlan says:
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    lil mama deserve that role she can f****** rap she’ll f*** nicki minaj up

    • February 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm
      AAlan says:
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      and she kind looks like left eye i cant wait for the movie and solange knowles should play chilli

  29. February 11, 2013 at 6:52 am
    tera says:
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    she shldnt b punished for ugly ass jayz who ruined aailyha life and that man tief and home recker b**** ass alicia keys i love lil mama give her a chance she will do well

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