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In 2009, Lil Mama was criticized by many when she unexpectedly joined Jay Z and Alicia Keys on stage at the MTV VMAs without being prompted to be a part of the performance.
During a recent interview with Billboard, Lil Mama speaks about what she learned from that incident.
She’s gone from rapping to acting and she’s experienced hardship in her personal life.
“The loss of my mom definitely affected me professionally, because at that point I felt like I wasn’t fully equipped as a woman to make decisions for myself,” she says.
I later learned that this is an industry—everything is planned and everything is a business. I just know that there’s a time and there’s a place.
However you may learn your lessons, you take it and you grow from it. No matter what someone’s singing about or no matter what someone is saying, they may not even mean it.
“The 2009 VMAs was an example of my courage, my free spirit and my free will,” she says.
“I had been in the audience with all kinds of artists and I was so new to the industry. I was so Brooklyn and so Harlem at that time that when someone was singing about New York and being inspired, I took those words in a literal sense. But the message wasn’t meant for me to respond in that way.
And you’re in a place where you’re responding to something that’s not real.” In 2009, Alicia Keys addressed Lil Mama’s decision to join the duo on stage.Not only because of my age, but because at a moment when the best thing in the world was happening to me, the worst thing in the world was happening to me simultaneously.“I can appreciate her overwhelmed and inspired, but we would have preferred her doing it from her seat,” Keys said at the time.Since this 2009 VMA incident, Lil Mama has found many changes in her life.“The mental and emotional imbalance of being hurt by the loss of my mom and trying to be prepared for business wasn’t there.