Keke Palmer is set to star in VH1′s TLC biopic as Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. She joins rapper Lil Mama, as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Drew Sidora, from “The Game” as T-Boz.
Palmer said in an interview that she has always been a huge fan of the 90′s girl group.
I would sing “No Scrubs” over and over again to the point my parents would have to tell me to stop, but I never did. I had my little hairbrush as my mic and nobody could tell me I wasn’t the fourth member of TLC. I am a true fan. I love these ladies and I always want to be proud of my work in any role that I do.”
Fans have been a bit apprehensive if Keke is right for the role, and she went on Twitter to defend herself.
I don’t remember Angela Bassett looking ANYTHING like Tina Turner. And she RIPPED that role…People need to realize that movies aren’t casted by people looking like who they’re playing. They’re casted by who can do the role.”
Filming is set to start in Atlanta next month.
What do you think of Keke playing Chili???