By Carla St. Louis
If you thought Lil’ Mama’s main occupation consisted of impersonating Lil’ Bow Wow and taking Instagram pics of her natural hair, you’re wrong. Dead wrong, my friend.
The rapper whose been missing in action from hip-hop has been spending her time reading scripts. And apparently, she’s well at it because she’s just landed the role as Left Eye in a biopic about TLC.
Trust me, I am as shocked as you are. But I digress.
During a red carpet event for the first-ever VIBE Impact Awards, MC Lyte revealed the “Lip Gloss” singer’s new role in a VH1 biopic about the best 90s girl group ever.
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to say, but I will,” Lyte said to HipHollywood.com. “She just got the role of Left Eye in TLC’s new movie.”
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was the outspoken, trend-setting member of the ’90s Grammy-winning group who died in a tragic car crash at 30.
According to Rap-Up.com, the surviving members of TLC, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, will serve as consultants and executive producers to the film, which is in pre-production.
Prior to filming, MC Lyte said her and Lil’ Mama are scheduled to record a “hip-hop sisters” track with other artists.
And on the Vibe carpet, the rapper had only good things to say about the 23-year-old.
“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.”
What do you think of Lil’ Mama’s role as Left Eye?