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

Published: Saturday 9th Feb 2013 by Sam

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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  1. Aquarius February 9, 2013

    Oh no. Left Eye was so much prettier! 🙁

    • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) February 9, 2013

      I caint stand that b**** lil momma

  2. RodMod February 9, 2013

    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. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) February 9, 2013

    Oh…..

    • RICHANDBLACK11 February 9, 2013

      shade……..

  4. BAD BAD February 9, 2013

    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

    • Dev February 9, 2013

      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

    • HoneychildPlease February 9, 2013

      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. RG2 February 9, 2013

    Congratz, now don’t f*** this up.

  6. Music Soul Harmony February 9, 2013

    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.

    • eric February 9, 2013

      No worries. Contact lenses come in all colors.

    • The TGJ Shade Just Won’t Let Up February 10, 2013

      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!

    • desiree February 10, 2013

      that is where contacts come in my friend! no one gives a damn about your approval

  7. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ February 9, 2013

    Ummm….well, I’ll tune in to see how it turns out. Get money Lil Mama, I guess.

    • RICHANDBLACK11 February 9, 2013

      ok that’s all I can say too …..get money

  8. sideeye February 9, 2013

    So happy he finally got a job!

  9. Monstarebel February 9, 2013

    Looool

  10. V February 9, 2013

    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.

    • desiree February 10, 2013

      ummm….OBVIOUSLY SHE CAN ACT GOOD ENOUGH TO HAVE GOTTEN THE ROLE!

  11. JJFan1814 February 9, 2013

    Booooooo……..They shouldve casted Candy from Sweet Addictions TV on YouTube. She has a couple songs and she looks eerily similar to Left Eye.

    • The TGJ Shade Just Won’t Let Up February 10, 2013

      Whos got time? You should’ve provided links…

    • desiree February 10, 2013

      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?

    • Cheerful Cynic XD February 10, 2013

      I said that from the beginning she would play her so well

  12. BITCHPLEASE February 9, 2013

    BITCHPLEASE NO!!!

  13. My Forehead Tho February 9, 2013

    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..

    -_-

    • desiree February 10, 2013

      negativity is such and ugly trait

  14. eric February 9, 2013

    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.

    • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) February 9, 2013

      Oh really?? And u know this how??

      • eric February 9, 2013

        How could you NOT know it?

  15. HOTSTUFF February 9, 2013

    that’s one ugly man !

    • Eye Candy February 9, 2013

      Just like the one in your avie 😀

      • Queen Beautiful Rih February 9, 2013

        Looks at beyonce superbowl pics…um please rih is gorgeous while bey looks like a fat man in drag

    • desiree February 10, 2013

      wonder how you look, while u sitting behind a rihanna pic

  16. pat February 9, 2013

    not nearly as cute as left eye…but i think she has the spunk and rebel attitude to bring to the character

  17. King B>Rihanna February 9, 2013

    Not here for that.

  18. Eye Candy February 9, 2013

    Hmm, I’m not sure how I feel about her portraying Left Eye but I won’t judge until I see it.

  19. Tasha February 9, 2013

    They should of let Bow Wow do it she’s the prettiest out of the both of them! O well!

  20. savonn February 9, 2013

    *Sigh… I am trying my best to stay positive and withhold judgment until I see the movie in its entirety.

  21. Junior in Jamaica February 9, 2013

    Come to think of it MC Lyte looks like she could be Lil’ Mama’s older sister. 😉

  22. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez February 9, 2013

    Lmfao…. Chileeee….. They should just get her hologram, cause Bow wow isn’t a good choice.

  23. cali February 10, 2013

    just can’t wait…u go girl

  24. SHE February 10, 2013

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY??!

  25. antertain February 10, 2013

    Good Luck I guess and its great a Vet like MV Lyte is mentoring her somewhat.

  26. TOKYO February 10, 2013

    I thought it would have been Oh So Crispy [or however you spell her name] – I’m disappointed…

  27. truth tea (take a sip) February 10, 2013

    fun fact: Nicki Minaj is 7 years older than Lil mama.

  28. AAlan February 10, 2013

    lil mama deserve that role she can f****** rap she’ll f*** nicki minaj up

    • AAlan February 10, 2013

      and she kind looks like left eye i cant wait for the movie and solange knowles should play chilli

  29. tera February 11, 2013

    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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