Lil Mama Talks Bow Wow Comparisons, Memes & Working With TLC on 'The Breakfast Club'
Lil Mama stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (Jan. 13) and dished on a number of topics. While talking with the trio of hosts, the New York-based rapstress discussed the Bow Wow comparisons, memes shared on social media and working with TLC.
The interview kicked off with Charlamagne Tha God and the “Sausage” MC reflecting on her previous visit where the outspoken radio and television personality joked about her looks and music and made the rapper cry. This time around, Lil Mama explained that the tears were from dealing with the loss of her mother.
“The reason why I got emotional is because I was talking about my mother and at the time, I hadn’t really come out about how I felt about it,” she said. “In that moment when I came to talk to y’all, that was the first time that I ever sat down with a group of people and discussed it.”
Lil Mama also went on to share her thoughts on the screenshot from her 2011 sit-down with the Power 105 crew that was turned into a series of memes that have flooded the Internet. Although that video still represents a sensitive time, the “Lip Gloss” rapper says that she is unbothered.
“I was able to relate to the comedy around it,” Lil Mama said of the memes. “I wasn’t that deep into it at the moment. When you see something like that you take it with a grain of salt.”
Elsewhere during the interview, she chimed in on the comparisons between her and rapper-actor Bow Wow. Apparently, Lil Mama is willing to capitalize on the fact that people think the two look alike and suggested that they collaborate for a film, possibly something similar to Freaky Friday.
“I told Bow Wow and I’m going to tell him again. Let’s make this movie,” she asserted when asked if she gets bothered by the comparisons. “Let’s get this money. I’m trying to tell you.”
Since her last appearance on the radio show, Lil Mama has portrayed late TLC member Left Eye in the group’s biopic, which aired on VH1. She opened up about the experience and the things she learned from it.
“When I played Left Eye, it helped me to see things about myself. It taught me discipline, it taught me respect, it taught me etiquette. Coming in the game, I was raw, that’s how incidents like running up on stage [at the 2009 VMAs] happened.”
Check out Lil Mama’s interview in its entirety below.