When you’re as proud as rapper MC Lyte is of Lil Mama, it’s easy to gush… and maybe spill some juicy details while doing it. During a red carpet event for the first-ever VIBE Impact Awards, the femcee revealed the “Lip Gloss” singer’s new role in a VH1 biopic of girl group TLC.
“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. 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, Rap-Up.com reports.
But before filming begins, MC Lyte said her and Mama will hit the studio Saturday (February 9) to work on a “hip-hop sisters” record 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.”
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