Lil Mama Apologizes For Crashing Jay-Z’s VMAs Performance

2009-09-14 - Jay-Z and Lil MamaIf you watched Sunday’s (September 13) MTV VMAs, you probably noticed that Kanye West wasn’t the only one who hopped on stage uninvited. Rapper Lil Mama also decided to grace the stage … unplanned.

During the show’s closing performance, in which Jay-Z and Alicia Keys broke into their song “Empire State of Mind,” the “America’s Best Dance Crew” judge hopped out of her seat and onto the stage during the song’s final seconds.

It wasn’t planned and even Jay seemed a little shocked by it.

Jay-Z had gestured for her to chill, and joked she was “T-Paining too much,” before he and Alicia Keys struck a pose to end their performance to which Lil Mama awkwardly stood in her b-girl stance beside them, as if it were scripted.

(Watch the performance right here )

On Monday afternoon (September 14), she sent in a statement to MTV News, explaining what happened.

“I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys,” the statement read. “I admire them and look up to them as role models. ‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment I came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY.”

Her decision helped her become a trending topic on Twitter for the hash mark “#LilMamaIs”, where several people went in on the young artist for hours following the ceremony.

Fabolous was one of them, getting in on the jokes about Mama. “#Lilmamais like the dude that parachutes down on the field during a game!” Fab tweeted. “#Lilmamais gonna get security at the stages of every award show from now on. #Lilmamais the bird that flew outta Lady Gaga’s nest on her face!!”

What did you think of the incident?

29 comments
  1. #Lilmamais… A DUDE! Her face looks chewed and her hair looks glued!

  2. Uncalled for. She should have stayed in her seat, or wherever she came from. For what she wanted to do, baby girl could have went to the BACK of the stage and did that. She damn near stepped in front of Jay and Ms. Keys until dawg tapped her on the leg.

    At least Kanye made a valid point, even if it was piss-poor timing. TWO examples of when keeping it real goes wrong….hint, hint DC?!?!

  3. Next time ask the permission by jay-z or alicia to join them,the reason is to get her career back or get her shine more

  4. What Lil Momma did was cute, a young lady showing respect to her heros. Kanye acts like a bitch, a grown man trying to show up a teenager. Being stupid is not keeping it real, unless you’re real stupid.

  5. it was very RUDE of her to interupt their performance.I understand that they are her IDOL BUT NEXT TIME FEEL THE MUSIC AND BEAT IN YOUR SEAT

  6. When lil mama came on stage, jay-z should of punch her in the face and push her offstage. That performence was so great and it had to be mess up by Bow wow look-a-like.

  7. what a fucking looser…. tryin to get some face time on tv…. sucks to be an dumbass bitch

  8. Lill ma-whatever. These kids have no respect nos a days. How the heck are you just gonna jump and ball on someone like that. That girl got issues.

  9. jay or alicia shoulda smacked the lip gloss off her fuckin mouth & pushed her ass off the stage. i dont think she belongs in the same radius as jay or alicia keys.

  10. yall should’ve known something crazy was gonna happen when lil mama showed up lookin like a glittery ghetto gerber baby.

  11. lilmama just came off as a chickenhead groupie chick,what she thinks she down cuz she’s from BK? If u admire them like u say then give them some respect, u dont deserve to be on the stage with those two, stay in ur lane, lil mama

  12. and did u see the way Jay waved her off like she was a fly or some other annoyin creature? lol!!

  13. its funny security soo tight, but celebs can just walk rite on stage, it aint the fans u shld be worried abt it seems. Kanye was wayy wrg 4 that, but u can tell somethin wasn’t right, since whn does Kanye apologize…NEVER. Kanye does sh*tty stuff All the time but this didn’t concern him at All and apologies never leave his lips and he apologized, even he like wtf did I do! Mite be too late tho. I think his momma use 2 reign him in!

  14. Hell Nall. I know she felt stupid when neither of them acknowledged her. Did you see how she did not exist to them they just left her in the shadows. She looked like a stupid hoodrat.

  15. he said something to her when she jumped her a** on stage she should have been able to tell that he wasnt to happy about it i saw it how come she didnt and she was standing right next to him thats crazy then if you notice he fans her off and walks to the front of the stage she follows then she fans off once she realizes that what she did was not a good thing

  16. Where was lil mama’s babysitter at? why wasn’t they keepin an eye on her?????

  17. on top of all that,why would she leave tthe house with her hair like that,even a crackhead can do better than that.

  18. I thought she made a straight up fool of herself!!! It was good to laugh at! She just so damn Lame to me! She just wanted attention, had to get it some how!

  19. Noo it wasn’t staged, sabatog of your career isn’t staged, noone likes kanye after the incident. Also jay-z would never hinder his preformance witha hoodrat like that

  20. listen people do alot of dumb things this is one of hers everyone needs to get over jay and alicia and king and queen of the world they are just like everyone else they just make there money a different way SO GET OVEEEER IT she did what she did its done

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