MC Lyte drops the Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes casting news during Vibe event.
By Emilee Lindner
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 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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