First Look: Lil Mama, Keke Palmer, & Drew Sidora Are TLC in VH1 Biopic

Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer, and Lil Mama

Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer, and Lil Mama form the group TLC in the first official photo from VH1′s “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story.” The young ladies step into the trio’s big shoes in the upcoming TV movie centered around the legendary R&B group.

Sidora plays Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Palmer is Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and Lil Mama channels the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a look inspired by the cover of TLC’s 1992 debut Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip.

The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the biopic, which was shot in Atlanta and is set to premiere in November.

Do they make a convincing TLC? Weigh in below.

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58 Comments

  1. PHUCKURFAVE!

    Pretty believable to me. Especially Keke.
    Im excited for this.

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  2. yoyo

    Whoeveerrrrrr woulda thought that Keke Palmer would look the spit of Chilli. wooowww

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  3. Aaron

    Lil Mama looks nothing like Left Eye.

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  4. Kyle

    Woooaaahhhh Keke Palmer really does look like Chilli. They all look good and definitely resemble TLC in this picture. Well done!

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  5. @SLICKERTHANSLY

    this looks very presentable.
    its not even about who looks exactly or close to who, it’s going to come down to the talent.

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  6. QUEEN MINAJ

    lmfaoo i cant :’)

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    Oh Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Neither can I … this cast should’ve been as follows

    Keyshia Cole – T-Boz
    Tatyna Ali – Chilli
    Lauren London – Left Eye

    KeKe looks OK I guess….

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    Ladd Reply:

    @Oh, is this the exta struggle edition?

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    Yasmine Reply:

    @Ladd, Dead!!!!!

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Ladd, LMAO!!!!!!

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    PHUCKURFAVE! Reply:

    @Oh, you understand that all the people you named are……OLD. The movie chronicles TLC in their prime (younger years) and havin 50 year old Keyshia and them as the cast would definitely be a disgrace.

    I understand yall issues with the cast not living up to TLC, but when yall name these people ya’ll would prefer and then condemn the casting directors for their choice makes yall seem ignorant. Ignorant to not know how movies are casted. Acting > Looks. But honestly these girls look believable.

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    samantha Reply:

    @Oh, sorry but that is DUMB. tayana ali and keyshia cole are GROWN WOMEN, they shouldnt be playing women TLC in their teenage stage that is dumb. it was T-Boz and chilli’s CHOICE, MANY girls auditioned, CLEARLY they saw a Left Eye in Lil Mama they saw something in her that reminded them of Lisa and who knows Lisa better than THEY do? everyone bashing Lil Mama, it is NOT about the looks, they saw something BEYOND that, they saw personality that was practically identical to Lisa’s, you’re not T-boz or Chilli, if you dont like who THEY THEMSELVES CHOSE, dont watch it.

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    Oh Reply:

    @samantha, BITCHES STFU I can voice my opinion TLC fucking CAME out when they were in there fucking EARLY 30′S SO DF U TALKN BOUT?? Lil Mama look like she fucking 30 already anyways so they might as well let
    Lauren London
    Keyshia Cole
    Tatyana Ali play TLC ! Hoe and Lil Mama is ugly AF and yes it IS abut looks I’m not gonna have Precious play Left-Eye if the bitch s UGLY AF that’s disrespect to Left Eye and her family having that UGLY MANLY looking bitch Play Lisa Lopes !!! I’m gonna watch and everytime I do I’m gonna think about how horrible this cast is.

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    Lovely Reply:

    @samantha, PREAC THEY DONT GET IT, THEY SAW TALENT PEOPLE

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    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @Oh, That line up is worse than what we’re already working with… Da fuq?

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    fonkyfresh Reply:

    @Oh, remember those ladies are in their 30′s now… TLC were young 21 old’s

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  7. Sleazy

    They all look good especially keke

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  8. Phoenix Wright

    Looking good can’t lie

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  9. PrinceJawsh

    Omgggggb! This is gonna slay!

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  10. Pereezy YMCMB.MMG

    Is Lil Mama Still Alive?

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Pereezy YMCMB.MMG, Childish AF!

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @Pereezy YMCMB.MMG, OMG You’re still alive?

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  11. kate

    lil mama oh :|

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  12. Shutterbug

    WHY IS THIS NOT BEING RELEASED IN THEATRES?! I’d be glad to pay to see it on the big screen…

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  13. Dave

    Lil Mama looks fine, she looks the closest she could to Left eye. They all look very believable. I can’t wait to see this.

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  14. TakeTheseFactsB*tch

    They all look good!

    People on set were talking about this movie on Instagram, they said the girls did a really good job which I do believe.

    Can’t wait! :)

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  15. imerk

    -___-

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  17. Quinn

    Ummmm….no. I’ll pass.

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  18. nelson

    they absolutely look like TLC anybody saying otherwise dont know shat about the group or even grew up listening to TLC

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  19. Tamar

    Lil mama look cray but otherwise, I’ll watch it. If it’s not good, oh well.

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  20. Jay

    HAHAHA OMG!!! I love it!!!!! I seriously had to take a double take when I first saw that picture. I thought it was TLC. LOL I heard awhile back that these girls were gonna be playing TLC. I was happy when I heard about Lil Mama and Keke Palmer playing Left Eye and Chilli. I know they can pull it off. When I first heard Drew was playing T-Boz I wasn’t sure though. After seeing this picture, I think Drew can pull it off. She’s even giving it with the facial expression. lol I love this picture so much!!!! I gotta check that movie out fasho!!! :)

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  22. loloa

    I worked on this set and hands down lil mama stole the show..man listen i was shocked and amazed! yall gonna be mad happy!

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  23. HOVorJefe

    LIL MAMA BETTER PLAY THAT SHIT!!!! She’s the only one that looks believable to her character.

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    outofdabox Reply:

    @HOVorJefe, I agree. But I truly think that all 3 of them look believable. I’d rather see great acting rather than look a likes. And folks really need to stop hating on Lil Mama. She is the most hated individual in the music industry imo. I commend her for doing her and sticking a huge middle finger up to her nay-sayers

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    Shae Reply:

    @outofdabox, well said.

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    fonkyfresh Reply:

    @Shae, i agree…. why is lil/ mama so hated?? so can flow hard

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  24. TLC

    Cant wait to see it

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  25. Sushi

    It’s not about how they look like the stars. It’s how they can “ACT”. It’s a movie.

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    skye Reply:

    @Sushi, exactly can they master these roles??

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  26. Royaleeee

    They look believeable but Keke is the only one with real acting chops! Seen Drew in 1 movie, Step It Up & can Lil mama even act?! She can barely rap! Left Eye made the group complete they could of done a WAY better job casting her! I would of rather seen an aspiring actress with good acting chops play Left Eye. Lil Man looks & sounds manly UGH.

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  27. channelPink

    I have those Docs

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  28. FashionKilla

    YESSSSSS! Cannot wait, TLC(T-boz&Chilli) have also been in the studio working on new music with Drake, J.Cole, Ne-Yo, & more!

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  29. Whoa

    This slag playing left eye…. I can’t

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  30. Woahh

    Lil Mama? Wow…

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  31. Jamie

    I was on set too, Lil Mama was acting just like herself , so if Left Eye in real life behaved like Lil Mama then ok she did a good job being herself, Keke had to do the heavy drama stuff which I am sure is why they hired her, I believe that people will be surprised by all three of the girls performance , but again as an actress myself I truly felt that Lil Mama was just being herself not really acting, but I believe it will be a good movie to watch

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  32. fonkyfresh

    i can’t wait for this!! TLC 4 eva!

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  33. bibi93

    Good job!!

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  34. A Bad Bitch

    Lil Mama looks good, but she doesn’t look very much like Left Eye!

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  35. TrinaFan

    I’m excited to watch this! They look great!

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  36. JuJu bee

    Damn for a second I thought Keke was Chili what the fvck is wrong with Lil Mama’s eye,it looks like a glass eye.I know shes supposed to be portraying left eye but is her eye supposed to be off to the left?This pisses me off Left eye was gorgeous she was the one everyone wanted to be in the group and they get this bird to play her.And why did it take this long,this should have came out 10 years ago.I question the sincerity because T’Boz is coming out with new music is this a promo for that? or to keep something legendary alive?

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  37. MusicLover

    I just hope that this is good.

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  38. CHRYSTEL

    Drew looks NOTHING like t-boz.

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  39. Barb

    Five Little Mama, you a tree star!
    I ain’t sleepin’ when I say I’m in my dream car!

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    Barb Reply:

    @Barb, Damn!You Barbz still remember that song?That song is from 2009!

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  40. Beyonce

    YAWNS!!! Be sure to catch my new animated movie called “Epic” in theaters near you!

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  41. skye

    now the make up artist are good. but from the pictures they have been taken … i think it may give off a tad bit corny cornfield effect. I hope they take time to review previous interviews and any other videos tlc had. Because a rushed movie is no g.o.o.d ……take time and practice the roles and make it more than what we(viewers)expect

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