Lil Mama Appears On Stage At The VMA, Without InvitationBy shantanu, Gaea News Network
Monday, September 14, 2009
The series of bewildering events at the MTV Video Music Awards this year doesn’t seem to end. As if, Lady Gaga’s outrageous outfit and Kanye West’s sudden appearance on stage in midst of Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech, announcing that Beyonce deserved the award more, was not enough, Lil Mama appeared on stage unannounced and uninvited!
It was during Jay Z and Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” performance that Lil Mama stepped up on to the stage from her place in the audience, unannounced. Though Jay Z was surprised, he didn’t let it affect his performance. He continued rapping, something he is best at.
During Mama’s little stint Hov urged her from the audience to get back to her place. Hov even jokingly called out “You T-Paining right now.” Hov actually said this in context of T-Pain who during Jay-Z’s “Death of Auto Tune” performance in the Summer Jam had gone up on stage, similarly, unannounced. Though Pain claims that he was asked to join Jay-Z on stage by the Jiggaman, Jay had dismissed the claims in his interviews, saying he was never aware that Pain was supposed to join him.
On stage Mama never bothered about Jay or Alicia’s dislike of her gesture. Rather when the performance ended she came up with a b-girl pose in the front row along with Jay and Alicia.
Neither Jay nor Mama was available to comment on this unexpected turn of events. Why she went up on stage is still not clear. People are still guessing. May be it was at the heat of the moment, but whatever it was, it has made Lil Mama a hot topic on the internet and on Twitter as well.