Lil Mama is pouring her pain into her music. After her highly-publicized breakdown during an interview with “The Breakfast Club” in July, the 22-year-old femcee returned to the stage, expressing her emotions through song at the Black Girls Rock! & Soul concert at S.O.B.’s in New York City on Thursday.
The “America’s Best Dance Crew” judge rocked long hair and a pink adidas tracksuit while debuting two new tracks. “If you’re on the Internet, I’m sure you know what’s been going on with my career, people tryna dog me, disrespect. But that’s all right ’cause I’m a black girl and I rock,” she told the audience. “You know when the haters wanna talk and be disrespectful, I actually wrote this song before the radio interview happened and all that stuff. Basically this song is [about] they gon’ say what they gon’ say and they gon’ do what they gon’ do ’cause I’ma do me.”
She performed a second song called “Hustler Girl,” which she dedicated to all the women who have dealt with adversity. “My verses are speaking from my life and my truth, but at the same time it’s dedicated to all of you,” she said.