New York rapper Lil Mama has reportedly landed a role in an upcoming biopic for late TLC group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
According to reports, rap veteran MC Lyte broke the news during Grammy Awards festivities.
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)
Recently, West Coast rapper Game paid homage to the late TLC member with a tattoo.
Rapper The Game is showing his respects to a fallen R&B icon with some permanent ink. No, it’s not Aaliyah this time–well, not yet. Check out his new Dia’ De Los Muertos-inspired tattoo of the departed Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, which pays tribute to both the fallen TLC member & the mexican holiday in a pretty dope way. “Got a Dia’ De Los Muertos version of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes tatted on the left side of my ribs by @petertattooist … Gettin a Dia’ De Los Muertos version of Aaliyah on the right side of my ribs next…… 2 rib tats in one day…. #BitchImThuggin Pain…. Aint nobody got time for that ha ha ha……” (VIBE)
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 break the news: