This fall, Lil Mama will appear as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1’s biopic “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” but on Saturday (July 27), she gave fans a preview of sorts when she joined the group’s reunited members at the Mixtape Festival.
The rapper/actress hit the stage with Chilli and T-Boz in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and performed their hit “No Scrubs.”
Earlier in the week, the group also announced plans to release a compilation album featuring classics and a few new tracks penned by artists that include Lady Gaga and Ne-Yo. T-Boz and Chilli followed that by hitting the stage in Pennsylvania this weekend, delivering hits like “Creep,” “Unpretty” and “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” before honoring Left Eye with their performance of “Waterfalls.”
“This song was true and dear to her heart and I’m sure it means a lot to you guys,” Chilli told the crowd before singing ’Waterfalls.’ “If you have a lighter or a cell phone, iPads, computers, whatever you got, light it up. This is dedicated to Lisa, to Left Eye.”
To close the show, Lil Mama joined T-Boz and Chilli onstage, rapping Left Eye’s verse on “No Scrubs.”
The rapper/actress will play the late star in the upcoming TLC biopic, while Keke Palmer and Drew Sidora will play the roles of Chilli, and T-Boz, respectively.
“I am as Big of Left Eye fan as many of you guys. I look at her as a precious iconic force of nature that can never be duplicated or replaced,” Lil Mama tweeted after the show this weekend. “Though Her Music, Knowledge, Love and Care She Has Shared with All Of Us. I Felt like a Little child on Stage Last Night Sharing Her Music.”
— Lil Mama's House (@LilMama) July 29, 2013
The group’s compilation album will include the new singles “Posh Life,” written by Gaga and “Meant To Be,” courtesy of Ne-Yo.
The VH1 Original Movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” premieres on Monday, October 21, 2013.