Tyra Banks will be welcoming L’il Kim to her talk show on Wednesday where they will talk about the stage crashing at the 2009 Video Music Awards. This time, it’s not about Kanye!
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed “Empire State of Mind” and L’il Mama jumped up on stage because she felt overwhelmed with emotion. Unfortunately, neither of them was happy about her sudden appearance and she has unsuccessfully reached out to both performers.
Here’s a preview of the discussion:
L’il Mama: ”I don’t think it was as serious as everyone was trying to make it out to be….When I was sitting in the stands I was very excited and I felt the connection, being from New York, being in Hip Hop…Alicia Keys being from Harlem and Jay Z being from Brooklyn and I was just so emotional. I was really feeling it….I felt like I was being embraced at the time, Jay-Z was bouncing back and I’m feeling like this whole moment is happening but I’m not planning it to be a moment, it just happened.”
Tyra: Didn’t he tap your leg though, like get back?
L’il Mama: “But I didn’t feel it….I actually saw the tap tap later and I was embarrassed, I was like ‘Whoa, Jay-Z.’”
Tyra: How did you know to do pose at end?
L’il Mama: “I’m a dancer, and I definitely felt it. I wasn’t there to ruin the performance, I wasn’t there to bring anyone down or anything down. In that moment I kind of felt it coming so I just went with the flow.”
Tyra: Have you spoken to them since?
L’il Mama: “No, I haven’t, I have tried, I got management to reach out. I would like to speak to Jay-Z one-on-one, just to see how he felt. I would just love to apologize…It was never my intent to be disrespectful to anyone. I’ve always been a respectful young woman in this industry, people know me for that.”
Tyra: Do you have a message for Alicia?
L’il Mama: “You can tell her that I apologize and I definitely plan to work with both of them in the future and I hope this didn’t rock the boat.”