(AllHipHop News) Rapper Lil’ Mama may be close to repairing her reputation, as she has been cast to play deceased singer/rapper Left Eye in a feature film.
The news was dropped by MC Lyte as she was interviewed on the red carpet at an event.
“She just got the role as Left Eye in TLC’s new movie. I am so excited for her,” MC Lyte said.
The veteran rapper said that she also plans to mentor Lil Mama and guide her comeback.
“I’m gonna put a little bit of my 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,” explained Lyte.
The movie will be a made-for-TV venture that will delve into the roller coaster life of Left Eye. Left Eye was the Hip-Hop portion of the multi-platinum selling group. TLC sold more than 22 million records. The movie will look into other facets of the group, including T-Boz’s bout with sickle cell and the group’s well-documented financial woes.
In 2009, Lil Mama jumped on stage as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys closed out the MTV Awards. She was widely panned for the act, despite being tremendously talented.