Lil Mama says her portrayal of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes brought Left Eye's sister to tears.
In an interview with Vlad TV, the rapper and actress recalled that after filming a scene for the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, Lisa's sister Raindrop broke down in tears.
As Lil Mama tried to console her, Raindrop assured her that nothing was wrong. Instead, she explained to Lil Mama that "everything is right." Lil Mama says Raindrop's approval "melted her heart."
She has the two surviving members of TLC to thank for her evocative portrayal. She explains that Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas taught her about the way Left Eye moved and even helped her change her posture to be more like their late group member.
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story debuted this week to excellent ratings. The show raked in an average of 4.5 million viewers and became VH1's highest-rated film ever.