According to MC Lyte in a recent red carpet interview, Jessica Kirkland – better known to the world as Lil Mama – is slated to play the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1′s upcoming TLC biopic. The rumor spread around the internet over the weekend, but with TLC group mate Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins confirming the news via her reality show’s twitter account (also produced by VH1), we can assume it to be true at this point. Yeah, I too was giving Hollywood the side-eye when I first heard this, but keeping in mind that TLC groupmates Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Watkins are also involved in production, I’m willing to withhold judgement until we actually see a trailer or clip. As her personality so far has gotten her much more attention than her professional career (years later, it’s still going to take a lot for us to forget that “Empire State of Mind” incident), let’s hope the best of Lil Mama’s creative talents are yet-to-be-seen starting with this role. Watch MC Lyte drop the news and discuss some upcoming studio work with a few other hip-hop ladies below.
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