News: Move Over Lil Mama, VH1 Announces Entire TLC Biopic Cast
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 5:00PM
Weeks after Lil Mama heated up the Internet by landing a starring role in an upcoming TLC biopic, VH1 has now revealed the remaining actresses who will appear alongside the New York rapper.
Mama will officially share on-screen time with fellow actresses KeKe Palmer and Drew Sidora.
VH1 has found their crazy, sexy, and cool. The network has officiallyannounced the roles of Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz in the upcoming TLC biopic Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story. In the film, KeKe Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) will portray Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Lil Mama ("America's Best Dance Crew") will take on the role of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Drew Sidora (Step Up, "The Game") has been cast as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. (Rap-Up)
Rap veteran MC Lyte broke the news of Mama's huge movie role earlier this month.
You heard it here FIRST! Lil Mama has been cast to play the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez in the upcoming biopic about the R&B group TLC! MC Lyte broke the news to HipHollywood while out and about during Grammy week. "I'm going to put my focus and concentration on helping a sister who is talented, smart, witty and just had her chances cut too short, Lil Mama, cuz that is a talented young woman. I want to see her do some beautiful things." She went on to say how she is looking to take Lil Mama under her wing and get her the shine she deserves! VH1 has already begun production on the TLC biopic and both T-Boz and Chilli serve as consultants and executive producers on the film. (Hip Hollywood)
Last month, Mama and Lyte hooked up for an event days prior to the presidential inauguration.
Lil Mama and MC Lyte could've passed for college roommates as they posed for photos at the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball on Sunday (January 20) in Washington, D.C. -- and that's not even shade. Pass the ramen noodles pon de left hand side. The event, originally launched by Russell Simmons, recognizes hip-hop's instrumental role in President Obama's re-election. The "Lip Gloss" rapper joined Yo Yo in hitting the stage to pay tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award honoree MC Lyte. (Crunk Tastical)
A fatal car crash ended Lopes' life at the age of 30 back on April 26, 2002.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, member of hip-hop R&B group TLC, was killed in a car accident Thursday in Honduras, her record label reported early Friday. She was 30. The head-on collision on a treacherous two-lane country road occurred shortly before 6 p.m. outside La Ceiba, a town on the Atlantic coast, said Carlos Bakota, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy. Lopes, who was driving, died instantly, he said. The singer was one of eight people in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Three members of Egypt, a new band, were taken to Dantoni Hospital in La Ceiba. (CNN)
Check out MC Lyte revealing Lil Mama's involvement: