Lil Mama takes us back in time to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Back in 2015 Mama finally brought up the incident telling Complex that she “went through a tough time. “I did it to myself, because I’m the one who went up there,” she said. “But them [Jay Z and Alicia Keys] not saying anything or even caring about the backlash…it taught me to be stronger and understand this is a business. That no one is here to protect you. It’s sad when the people we look up to as mentors don’t take the time out to let us know—‘I was angry, you did piss me off, but I forgive you.’ When you’re a young person, you’re never forgiven for the things you do. It’s America.”