Tyra Banks Lets Lil Mama Get Her Shine On

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Attention Slores, News


Lil Mama talked to Tyra and discussed her only significant reason for being in the press, her impromptu crashing of the performance with Jay and Alicia:

Lil Mama: “I don’t think it was as serious as everyone…… was trying to make it out to be….When I was sitting in the stands I was very excited and I felt the connection, being from New York, being in Hip Hop…Alicia Keys being from Harlem and Jay Z being from Brooklyn and I was just so emotional. I was really feeling it….I felt like I was being embraced at the time, Jay-Z was bouncing back and I’m feeling like this whole moment is happening but I’m not planning it to be a moment, it just happened.”

Tyra: Didn’t he tap your leg though, like get back?

Lil Mama: “But I didn’t feel it….I actually saw the tap tap later and I was embarrassed, I was like ‘Whoa, Jay-Z.’”

Tyra: How did you know to do a pose at the end?

Lil Mama: “I’m a dancer, and I definitely felt it. I wasn’t there to ruin the performance, I wasn’t there to bring anyone down or anything down. In that moment I kind of felt it coming so I just went with the flow.”

Tyra: Have you spoken to them since?

Lil Mama: “No, I haven’t, I have tried, I got management to reach out. I would like to speak to Jay-Z one-on-one, just to see how he felt. I would just love to apologize…It was never my intent to be disrespectful to anyone. I’ve always been a respectful young woman in this industry, people know me for that.”

Tyra: Do you have a message for Alicia?

Lil Mama: “You can tell her that I apologize and I definitely plan to work with both of them in the future and I hope this didn’t rock the boat.”

Poor thang.


  • Hannibal

  • Hannibal


  • SHAH



    Tyra so nice but I do think she is crazy!!

  • muchluv

    FIRST!!!!!! Lil Mama, it was NOT as bad as all that…if anything it was funny. We need more folks to do what their hearts tell them to.

  • LMJ

    What a Dummy….*First Comment*!!! :-)

  • SHAH


  • LMJ

    Damn!…Nevermind on the “First” :-(

  • SoooSassy

    I wish they’d let this story die! I doubt Jigga or Alicia Keys would work w/ this broad for any reason b4 or after her lil’ immature stunt! That’s like coming out with another best of both worlds cd w/ Flava Flav. Who wants that shyt???

  • mary

    they need to leave her alone, it was only right. like she said she is from new york and they are from new york. i think jay and alicia was being hypocritical because they always let thousands of folk come on stage for a performance when they are not performing or to accept an award. what made lil mama any different. then to not respond to her request to apologize, who do they think they are?! GOD?!

  • Please Believe

    it wasn’t funny – it was RUDE. Kanye was rude and she was rude…When people spend lots of time preparing for a performance they want it to go perfectly and not have random people jump in where they don’t belong.
    She’s not going to work with either of them in the future – Jay Z and Alecia re professionals – something she clearly is not.

    AND – who is she anyway? i’ve heard one really annoying song she has done.

  • Lioness

    Work with them in the future..LMAO yeah RIGHT!

  • uptowngirl

    Please go sit down somewhere and stfu. Thanks.

  • Please Believe

    @mary – she’s from NY?? Really – that sounds like a good reason to you? stop listening to the voices in your head. It was RUDE and disrespectful. I’m from MY – it’s a Great NY song that i’m sure moved a lot of NY people in the crowd but you didn’t see them jump on stage.
    I hate inconsiderate people – and her behavior was uncouth and inconsiderate – not that i would have ever bought her single or album, but now I definitely won’t.
    And why is she on the tyra show????????

  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Cynthia

    Can Tyra give her some style tips…lil mama need some help in that department

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