Considering she already dropped the popular cut “Lip Gloss” by then, Lil Mama was already a well-known artist by 2009.
But Sept. 13 of that year brought a new kind of fame to the Brooklyn rapper, because that’s when she jumped on stage with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys during their performance of “Empire State of Mind” at the MTV Video Music Awards.
It was also a time when Twitter was still relatively new, and people were first starting to blast others on it for a faux pas committed, which happened to Lil Mama.
The stage-jumping incident has seemingly been hard for her to shake, because she’s often reminded of it. In fact, people brought it up on Sunday when she seemed to flirt with Meek Mill on Instagram.
It’s something Lil Mama did in the comments section of a photo Mill posted of YG and Kehlani, who went public with their relationship last week in New York City.
“Hot girl summer over y’all what y’all gone do? #boolin me,” wrote Mill next to the image.
“Why you ain’t just post us,” Lil Mama wrote afterward, which the Philly rapper responded to.
“Oh you shooting ya shot shot huh,” he replied.
That’s when others jumped in and brought up Lil Mama’s 2009 stage crash, and they compared it to her flirting.
“Get off the stage ” someone wrote.
“Here she go jumping on stage again ,” a second person weighed in.
But there were also plenty of people who defended Lil Mama and said Mill would be lucky to be with her. Some also stated they were confused why people were still teasing the New York artist for something that happened 10 years ago.
“Yall hate lil mama so much, whyy??” someone asked.
“Lil mama is pretty af so not sure what gave him the audacity to respond so condescendingly… I blame Nicki,” wrote another, mentioning Nicki Minaj, whom Mill dated from 2015 to 2017.
Mama hasn’t responded to the teasing or the people sticking up for her. But she did talk about hopping on stage with Jay-Z and Keys and the mocking that followed.
“It hurt,” she told Complex in 2015. “It took a lot of mental strength, spiritual strength and physical strength not to want to hurt others, not to want to hurt myself. A person could be damn near suicidal.”