Lil Mama’s week may have started off on a good note, but it’s definitely gone south now with the news that she was arrested after being pulled over by cops this morning.
According to media reports, the incident happened earlier this morning around 4 a.m. in NYC when Lil Mama was driving through Harlem and was pulled over by police for, of all things, driving more than 10 miles over the speed limit in the area. NYPD sources say that the former “America’s Best Dance Crew” host was doing 38 in a 25 mph speed zone.
Although most wouldn’t bat an eye over driving 10 miles over the speed limit and it seemed like Lil Mama might have gotten away with just a warning or a speeding ticket, things got complicated after Lil Mama handed her license over to the officers. According to police sources, when the officers ran Lil Mama’s information through their system, they discovered that the “Lip Gloss” rapper had her license revoked and was driving on the streets illegally.
Understandably, the officers arrested Lil Mama on the spot.
No other details have been released about Lil Mama’s arrest and it’s unclear if she’s posted bail yet or not.
Besides rising to fame for her 2007 hit single and role as a TV host, Lil Mama also garnered national attention after she jumped on stage during Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ performance of “Empire State of Mind” during the 2009 MTV VMAs. The rapper also garnered major tabloid press after she cried on camera during a controversial 2011 interview with “The Breakfast Club.” Most recently, though, Lil Mama has been staging a positive comeback with a role as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez in VH1’s TLC biopic and a hit single by way of the song “Sausage.”
Stay tuned for further updates on Lil Mama’s arrest as details become available.