Lil Mama’s recently comments on trans people and members of the LGBTQ community have given many reason to cancel her. However it wouldn’t be the first time people collectively decided they weren’t feeling the “Lip Gloss” hit maker. A recent online heckler made sure to remind everyone of the time Lil Mama famously crashed a performance of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” during the 2009 VMAs. According to Lil Mama, that incident has left a long term blemish on her career.
Lil Mama’s status is relatively low these days, with very few projects in recent years to keep fans occupied. However she dominated headlines recently after comments she made went viral. In the wake of Zaya Wade’s sitdown with Michelle Obama, several “celebrities” stepped forward to voice their opinion on trans youth and the platforms they’ve been receiving. Via an Instagram story Lil Mama questioned why kids were allowed to transition so early if they can’t vote, drink or smoke cigarettes till a certain age.
The blowback was immediate, with many deciding it was time to cancel Lil Mama. She doubled down however, “coming out” as Lil Bow Wow, announcing that she’d be starting a movement for heterosexual people and telling actress Jackee Harris to kiss her a**. The last part was in response to a tweet from Harris saying “the lip gloss was never that poppin.”
Well now one person is looking to remind everyone of the last time we had to cancel Lil Mama. Her stage crash at the 2009 VMAs was an instantly viral moment on par with Kanye crashing Taylor’s win earlier in the evening. In an instagram comment the user remind Lil Mama of the incident, prompting her to respond.
Lil Mama has stated over the years that the decision to crash their performance has affected her and that neither Jay-Z or Alicia Keys have returned her calls or attends to reach out. She defended herself by stating she was just a teen really excited and made a mistake. Video shows that Beyonce tried to stop her from rushing the stage to no avail.
At the time, Jay-Z said this about her overzealous display of New York Pride, “To interrupt that moment for us, I don’t think that was the right thing to do,” he stated, revealing that Mama’s unexpected arrival angered him in an Angie Martinez interview. “It was a lot of planning that went into that performance. To disrupt that was outta line.”