How poppin’ was Left Eye’s lip gloss?

Apparently, more popping than we ever knew ― or at least, it will be in the movie. One-hit wonder Lil Mama has been cast as the deceased TLC member Lisa Lopes in VH1’s upcoming biopic.

The news comes via HipHollywood, which also reports that the surviving TLC members T-Boz and Chilli will executive produce the film. "Lip Gloss" is a far cry from "Don't go chasing waterfalls," and last we heard of Lil Mama, she was rushing the stage at the MTV VMA's during Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' performance of "Empire State of Mind," because she felt "emotional."

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So our question is: does this casting seem random? Does Left Eye deserve a bigger star and more established actress to play her? Or is taking a chance on a mostly-forgotten rapper a good way to go?

Do you think Lil Mama can pull off this role?