Wow! More than a decade later, people are still excited about Lil Mama’s pop-up during the performances of Alicia Keys and J-Z at the 2009 Video Music Awards. If you think about it, Lil Ma was at the top of the world with her hit single ‘Lip Gloss’. But as soon as he got up, he was interrupted by two established artists serving the track ‘Empire State of Mind’. This time Alicia is giving extra insight into what J-Z said after that moment.
During an interview on Drink Champs, Knorr asked Alicia how upset she was with Lil Mama’s unplanned interruptions. Alicia immediately burst out laughing before explaining the “truth of truth.” The artist said that she was so engrossed in her acting that she never noticed that Lil Ma invited herself to join them.
“In my head, I was a gorilla when I was … My eyes, I was what was happening, I’m going to destroy this record tonight,” Alicia said. “That was in my head.”
Alicia said she “didn’t even witness” Lil Mama’s presence throughout the final leg of the performance. But apparently J-Z noted the whole showdown and made sure to tap Alicia about it.
“I went behind the stage and it was like J ‘, so you can’t see it,” said Alicia. “And I was like’ what ‘. And he was ‘Nah you just can’t see what happened.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either.
For now, that’s all we know about J-Z’s reaction that night. The clip shared by ‘Drink Champ’ is just a lil taste of dropping their entire conversation on Thursday. However, we are not completely unfamiliar with how J-Z Lil felt about Mama’s activities. A few weeks after the incident, J-Z spoke to Angie Martinez on Hot 97.
“For us to interrupt that moment, I don’t think it was the right thing to do,” J-Z said in the report. “It was a lot of planning that went into that performance. It was out of line to disrupt it. “
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