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TLC Biopic Cast Complete, Keke Palmer To Play Rozanda ‘Chilli’ Thomas

Submitted by on February 18, 2013 – 11:57 amNo Comment

More casting news regarding the upcoming VH1 TLC biopic has been announced. Reportedly, Keke Palmer will take on the role of Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas in the movie, which begins filming next month in Atlanta. The announcement comes on the heels of news that “Lip Gloss” rapper Lil Mama has been selected to take on the role of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, a choice that has been met with much controversy from TLC fans. And although KeKe has nearly 10 years of experience as an actress, starring in films such as Akeelah and the Bee and Madea’s Family Reunion, the decision to have her portray Chilli wasn’t exactly met with open arms. Over the weekend, the 19-year-old took to Twitter to defend herself against detractors, saying:

“People kill me, I don’t remember Angela Bassett looking ANYTHING like Tina Turner. And she RIPPED that role, ? People need to realize hat movies aren’t casted by people looking like who they’re playing. They’re casted by who can do the role. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather see a movie that is well acted, then a movie with a bunch of look a like’s. Cause Ben Affleck isn’t even Hispanic, but the man he played in Argo IS. I shouldn’t play the part because my baby hair isn’t the perfect texture?. Goodnight Twitter, goodnight.”

Vibe is reporting that singer Drew Sidora will round out the cast in the role of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. What do you think of the film’s casting?

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