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.
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.