Ok… so the show is closing out with one of the nights best performances from two of the industries greatest artists – Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. But that wasn’t what set things off for the ending moments of the performance; it was the impromptu appearance on stage of NY rapper Lil Mama who wanted to jump on the Kanye bandwagon and steal somebody elses shine.
I’m sure you guys all wondered (just like I did), what in the heck was she doing up there? Well, according to Lil Mama, while the song “Empire State of Mind” was being performed by Jay and Alicia, she just got caught up in the song. In a statement that Lil Mama sent over to MTV News, she states, “I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys,” the statement read. “I admire them and look up to them as role models. ‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment I came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY.”
Obviously her appearance was not planned. Even Jay-Z gave her a look that she needed to chill out, but nope… Lil Mama was already full throttle. That moment along with Kanye’s outburst, garnered both artists to be major trending topics of the night on Twitter.com. It makes you wonder if this was a publicity type of thing for her. Aside from her being a “judge” on MTVs Americas Best Dance Crew, and her Lip Gloss song… how else would you know her?
What do you think about that night? What were your best moments and what were the worst? Let your voice be heard.