The TLC biopic is officially ready for lift off! Keke Palmer has been cast to play the role of Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in the upcoming VH1 special. Keke was only six years old when Fan Mail album was released and told Vibe Magazine: “I would sing ‘No Scrubs’ over and over again to the point my parents would have to tell me to stop, but I never did, I had my little hairbrush as my mic and nobody could tell me I wasn’t the fourth member of TLC.” Keke joins Lil Mama, who will play Left Eye and actress singer Drew Sidora (“The Game”) who’s been tapped to play T-Boz. Keke’s career is on the fast track. After wrapping up three seasons on the Nickolodeon sitcom “Tru Jackson VP”, Keke was featured in Lifetime’s “The Carlina White Story” and voiced Peaches in last summer’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”
A major detail in the upcoming biopic about R&B groupTLC has been revealed. In an interview with Hip Hollywood, MC Lyte revealed that rapper Lil Mama has landed the role of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who died in 2002 in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras. ”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 just cut too short,” explained Lyte. “And that’s Lil Mama. She is a talented young lady, and I want to see her do some beautiful things.” ”And, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say, but I will: she just got the role of Left Eye in TLC’s new movie. So I am just so excited for her.” MC Lyte also revealed that she, Lil Mama, and others are working on a Hip Hop Sisters album together. Lil Mama was featured on Left Eye’s 2009 posthumous release, Eye-Legacy.
Watch the interview below: