Hip hop queen MC Lyte recently revealed that Lil Mama will portray the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a VH1 biopic about ‘90s R&B group TLC. From a similar wacky sense of style to appearing on Lisa’s posthumous album Eye-Legacy, Lil Mama seems like a natural choice. Here are a few other things the two femcees have in common.
+ They Both Accessorize Uniquely
Pirates wear regular eye patches, but Lisa wore a condom over her eye. Lisa, T-Boz, and Chilli often wore condoms as clothing accessories, but it was about so much more than just odd fashion.
“By making it a fashion statement we’re doing something more important — making a social statement,” said Lopes. “Kids listen to performers and we have a duty to give them certain critical information. We wanted something eye-catching, so when kids see the condoms, they ask why do we wear condoms and talk about condoms? That brings up the issue of safe sex. The point is to make condoms something kids aren’t afraid of or ashamed of.”
Lil Mama is no stranger to making unusual accesory choices either. Remember this baby binky?! Maybe she should rock a condom eye patch in prep for her movie role? Now that’s method acting!
+ They Both Stand Up For Youth
Lisa created the Lisa Lopes Foundation to help kids in low-income communities around the world. Lisa wanted to be the voice of the young people, which is coincidentally the name of Lil Mama’s first album.
+ The Both Have Poppin’ Lip Gloss
I mean, seriously guys. Whether you like to bump Lil Mama’s “Lip Gloss” or not, could you really see anyone but her playing Left Eye? Share your opinions on the casting decision in the comments below or Tweet us.
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