Rapper Lil Mama landed herself in some trouble in the early morning hours on March 10. The 27-year-old star was pulled over and subsequently arrested for driving without a license in Harlem, New York.
The rapper was originally pulled over for driving more than 10 miles over the speed limit, since she was spotted going 38 in a 25 zone, according to information obtained by TMZ from the NYPD.
While citing her for the speeding offense, the police discovered she actually didn't even have a license. It had been revoked previously. Lil Mama was not meant to be driving at all, much less 13 miles over the speed limit, so the artist was taken into custody.
Lil Mama, whose real name is Naitia Jessica Kirkland, achieved success in the music industry back in 2008. The star released her first album "VYP (Voice of the Young People)" that April, which included her hit single, "Lip Gloss." The album debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200 that week, and "Lip Gloss" won the hip hop musician a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Song. The song also picked up a nomination at the Vibe Awards for Ringtone of the Year.
After putting out her first album, Lil Mama then served as a judge on the competitive MTV dance show "America's Best Dance Crew" later that year, which garnered her a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Personality.
Lil Mama later transitioned her career to the small screen, acting in the VH1 biographical film about the band TLC entitled "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" in 2013. The rapper took on the role of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in the television movie, alongside Keke Palmer, who played Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, and Drew Sidora, who played Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins.
Most recently the artist worked as a featured speaker at an event held by the BET channel and the Hip Hop Sisters Network. Lil Mama spoke at their "Women, Wealth and Relationships" event in June 2015, alongside other entertainers. The topics focused on empowering black women, and took on issues like their personal lives and financial situations.
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