Lil Mama silences disrespectful fan at TV One’s “When Love Kills” premiere

Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland goes from 0 to 100 real quick.

Starring in original TV One movie “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” before a private screening in New Orleans on August 11 she spoke about the film. While speaking at the podium she was interrupted by chatter from a few members in the audience.

“I’m sorry, did you want to say something because I’ll let you finish and then I’ll finish when you done,” Lil Mama called out group in the middle of talking about the film.

While the rest of the group laughed Lil Mama cleared the air.

Lil Mama at the podium talking about starring in TV One’s original film “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” during the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Convention August 11 in New Orleans (photo: Gino Terrell).

“I’m sorry, but I don’t like to be rude so when people want to speak I like to let them finish first,” she said.

Lil Mama stars as Falicia Blakely in a film about a 16-year-old exotic dancer who ends up serving a life sentence in prison after being in an abusive relationship with a pimp 11-years older than her.

TV One’s “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” cast and crew on a red carpet event before a private screening at 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Convention August 11 in New Orleans. Director Tasha Smith (far left), Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland (left), Lance Gross and Tami Roman (photo: Gino Terrell).

“I know that God gives all of us assignments and sometimes we don’t understand how important it is until it’s finished,” Lil Mama said. “Today we glorify strippers…we look at it as a come up…this is showing you the other side because it’s based on a true story.

“When you watch this movie you are looking at truth.”

This film was directed by actress Tasha Smith and stars Lance Gross (House of Payne), Tami Roman (Basketball Wives) and five-division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather.

This TV movie premieres on TV One Monday, August 28.

This article was originally published in MCXV.


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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