Well it’s been all over the tabloids (for the past couple of weeks) that rapper, Lil Mama, will be playing Lisa Lefteye Lopes in TLC’S upcoming biographic film (airing on VH1), and they recently announced a new addition. Keke Palmer will be starring in the biopic as Chilli. From what Keke is saying, she has been receiving a lot of hate (since the announcement), because many people feel that she doesn’t fit the role due to their opinion that she doesn’t look anything like Chilli or have what most ignorant people refer to as “good hair!” [Off topic, I’ll admit that that type of hair texture may be sometimes a lot easier to maintain than traditional Black hair, but I wouldn’t put it on a pedastal and say it’s any better than afro hair!] Anyway I think the hate is unwarranted, being that she is a very talented actress/musician and most actors that normally play others in a biographic film normally don’t look exactly like them. She’s close enough! At least they didn’t get someone light skinned or white to play Chilli, like they did when they got Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone in her upcoming biopic. That’s when I would raise a serious eyebrow, and really take a huge sip of some hatorade or better yet some MAD-orade! ‘Cus that just doesn’t make any sense! Keke recently announced her annoyance on Twitter:
“People kill me, I don’t remember Angela Bassett looking ANYTHING like Tina Turner. And she RIPPED that role, ? People need to realize hat movies aren’t casted by people looking like who they’re playing. They’re casted by who can do the role. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather see a movie that is well acted, then a movie with a bunch of look a like’s. Cause Ben Affleck isn’t even Hispanic, but the man he played in Argo IS. I shouldn’t play the part because my baby hair isn’t the perfect texture?. Goodnight Twitter, goodnight.”
I’m sure Keke is gonna kill her role! I look forward to seeing the film! Heck I wish I was in it! LOL!