It’s just been announced that rapper Lil Mama will play the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in R&B group TLC‘s upcoming biopic. The news was confirmed by one of Hip Hop’s female pioneers MC Lyte.
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to say, but I will,” says Lyte at a pre-Grammy party over the weekend. “She just got the role of Left Eye in TLC’s new movie…”
Prior to making the announcement Lyte revealed she would mentor the young rapper saying, “I’m going to put my concentration and focus on helping a sister who is talented, smart, witty who just had her chances cut too short and that is Lil Mama because she is a talented young woman. I want to see her do some beautiful things.”
She also talks about recording with Mama and working on a sisters record with other legendary female Hip Hop artists.
Here’s MC Lyte and Lil’ Mama at The Hip Hop Inaugural ball last month.
Watch Lyte’s interview with Hip Hollywood below.
Not really sure how I feel about this. I really would have preferred they go with an unknown actress to take on the role of Left Eye. Interesting to hear how Chilli and T-Box feel about the decision.
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