MC Lyte dropped the news on the red carpet of the inaugural VIBE Impact Awards, revealing:
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to say, but I will, she just got the role as Left Eye in TLC’s new movie. I am so excited for her.”
According to reports the film is currently in pre-production, with the group’s two surviving members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, serving as consultants and executive producers.
MC Lyte continued to explain that she plans on being somewhat of a mentor to the femcee, explaining:
“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,”
The two even plan on hitting the studio together:
“We’re working on a hip-hop sisters record. I’ll be doing songs with her, with [Lady of] Rage. Monie [Love] will do a song with Yo-Yo. We’re gonna mix it up. It’s gonna be nice.”
The movie series will explore the Grammy-winning trio’s rise to stradom and fans will also relive darker moments from the group’s storied career including T-Boz’s battle with sickle-cell anemia, the ladies’ financial sturggle, Left Eye burning down her boyfriend’s home, and her tragic death in 2002.
Check out MC Lyte deliver the news in the video above and let us know was Lil Mama a good choice?