Lil is an American rapper, singer, actress, motivational speaker, and television personality. The hip-hop recording artist is also a much-known face on television as she had been part of the judges’ panel for the American competitive dance reality television series ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ for the seven seasons.
Lil Mama: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Lil Mama was born in Brooklyn, New York, the United States on October 4, 1989. Her birth name is Niatia Jessica Kirkland. Her father’s name is Allen Brunner and her mother’s name is Tara Kirkland. Lil came from a financially underprivileged family and is the eldest daughter in her household.
She used to write poems that reflected the hardships she had to deal with. This formed the foundation for her later career as a rapper. She has a sibling namely, Arnstar. Lil holds American citizenship and mixed (African-American) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Libra.
Lil Mama: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Lil’s education history, she attended Edward R. Murrow High School.
Lil Mama: Professional Life, Career
Talking about her profession, the hip-hop recording artist is also a much-known face on television as she had been part of the judges’ panel for the American competitive dance reality television series ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ for the seven seasons. Besides that, Lil Mama’s debut album ‘VYP (Voice of the Young People)’ featured on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at number 25, with several of her hit singles getting thousands of views online.
Shas also worked with several popular singers and musicians over the years, including the likes of Chris Brown, T-Pain, Mishon Ratliff, and Avril Lavigne. She has appeared in two biopics, ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’ and ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ as well. Among her several top singles, ‘Shawty Get Loose’ featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain is one of the most successful and popular ones till date.
After signing a contract with Jive Records in late 2006, she appeared alongside Avril Lavigne in her video song titled ‘Girlfriend’. In the year 2008, Lil Mama released her first studio album ‘VYP (Voice of the Young People)’ under the Jive Records label. Similarly, she received three-star ratings from Rolling Stone and US Weekly and three and a half stars from AllMusic. The studio album was ranked 5th and 3rd on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the U.S. Top Rap Albums chart respectively.
Additionally, Lil Mama has worked with several popular artists since her debut album was released. Some of her hit singles include ‘On & On & On’ and ‘NYNYLALA’ featuring Snoop Dogg and ‘Dough Boy’ featuring Mishon. She later performed the song ‘Empire State of Mind’ alongside Jay-Z and Alicia Keys at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. However, that was an impromptu performance as she jumped on to the stage and just started bobbing her head to the beats! She later clarified that she didn’t mean to disrespect Jay-Z and that she is a huge fan of his.
Then, after the disbanding of Arista Records, Jive Records, and J Records from the RCA Music Group, it was clarified that in the future all business will be conducted directly by RCA Records for Lil Mama. Likewise, Lil Mama has also appeared on the judges’ panel for ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, an American competitive dance reality television series created by Howard Schwartz and Karen Schwartz. She played the role of ‘Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ in ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’, a 2013 television biographical film about the R&B and hip-hop musical trio TLC.
During 2015, Lil Mama released her music video ‘Sausage’ which had several themes including the “Sausage” movement on Vine, Caribbean love, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The song immediately went viral and reached over three million views in no time. It also topped the Billboard Music + Twitter charts.
Lil Mama: Awards, Nomination
She won Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track.
Lil Mama: Net Worth ($6M), Income, Salary
She has an estimated net worth of around $6 million and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career.
Lil Mama: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
There was a rumor that she was dating the fellow hip-hop artist, Big Sean. Currently, she is far from rumors and controversies.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Lil Mama has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and she weighs 48Kg. Lil’s hair color is dark brown and her eyes color is light green.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Being an American rapper, Lil Mama has a huge fan following rate. She has been active in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has around 1.4M followers on her Facebook, around 107K followers on her Twitter. He has around 717K followers on her Instagram.
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