Lil Mama is an American hip-hop artist and actress, best known for her hit single “Lip Gloss” and her stint as a judge on America’s Best Dance Crew. She has also appeared in several films, music videos, and television shows. Born Niatia Jessica Kirkland in 1989, Lil Mama is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother and grandmother. She began rapping at a young age and eventually began performing professionally at the age of 16.
Niatia Jessica Kirkland was born on October 4, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised by her mother and grandmother and had an early interest in music and dance. She began rapping at the age of 11 and eventually began performing professionally at the age of 16. She started out as a background dancer for artists such as Missy Elliott and Jay-Z. She released her debut album, VYP (Voice of the Young People), in 2008.
Lil Mama’s big break came in 2007 when she released the hit single, “Lip Gloss”. The song was a big success and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also earned her a BET Award nomination for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. In 2008, she released her debut album, VYP (Voice of the Young People), which featured the hit single “Shawty Get Loose”. The album was a success and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. She also appeared as a judge on the MTV dance competition show America’s Best Dance Crew from 2008 to 2009. She has also appeared in several films, music videos, and television shows.
Lil Mama has established herself as a successful hip-hop artist and actress. She is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched her own clothing line, which she designs herself. Lil Mama has achieved great success in her career and is an inspiration to many aspiring musicians and dancers.