KeKe Palmer Joins The "TLC Biopic" As Chilli...Will Join Lil Mama As Left EYe
The "TLC Biopic" is about to start filming....and the cast has just been announced. Check out who's playing the roles of the girl group who brought us color, controversy and great music inside....
T-Boz, Chilli and Left Eye will be getting a VH1 movie made about their lives and group's rise to fame.
It was reported recently that rapper Lil Mama will be taking on the role of Left Eye in the upcoming TLC Biopic that will air on VH1. And that decision was met with controversy and petitions to stop the "Lipgloss" rapper from officially nabbing the role. But oh wells, she's in it.
And today, it was just announced that KeKe Palmer, former Nickelodeon star in "True Jackson VP" and Lifetime's "The Carlina White Story," will be joining the cast in the role of Chilli.
Apparently people are already complaining, saying she looks nothing like Chilli. KeKe responded on her Twitter today saying:
People kill me, I don't remember Angela Bassett looking ANYTHING like Tina Turner. And she RIPPED that role...People need to realize that movies aren't casted by people looking like who they're playing. They're casted by who can do the role.
KeKe has also been working on her singing career lately, dropping a mixtape this past October, her debut studio back in 2007, and doing a few songs for the shows she's appeared in. And the 19-year-old says she's been a fan of TLC since she was a little girl. She said about growing up loving the group:
"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."
And she's indeed aware that fans will drag this movie through the mud if it's not made right. The Akilah & The Bee actress said in her press release:
"I am a true fan. I love these ladies and I always want to be proud of my work in any role that I do".
The upcoming VH1 TLC biopic to be filmed in Atlanta, GA next month. And we hear that singer/"The Game" actress Drew Sidora has filled the role of T-Boz.
Are we feelin' this?
*UPDATE* VH1 has confirmed all three actresses for the bipoic in a press release on 2/19. It will be called “CRAZY, SEXY, COOL: THE TLC STORY” and Chilli and T-Boz have signed on as consultants.
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