Written by: Anthony Pope
Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you all the pop culture events from last week that had us talking.
First up this week, Vh1 premiered the highly anticipated biopic of ‘90s girl group TLC.
Starring Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora and Lil Mama, the film chronicled the group’s rise to stardom as well as their financial struggles. At one point, the girls were only getting paid $25 a week. SMH.
Critics were skeptical at first of how well the actresses would be able to pull off the parts, especially Lil Mama. Those concerns were quickly squashed. All three delivered stellar performances; some even said Lil Mama’s portrayal of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was uncanny.
It was all worth it. The film premiered to an estimated 4.5 million viewers on its first broadcast, shattering records for Vh1.
The film was also a big force on social media. During the first broadcast, the film garnered almost 20 million tweets. Most of them were directed at the group’s shady former manager, Pebbles. Users were quick to let her know how dirty she did the group.
One person who probably wasn’t watching was none other than Ms. Kim Kardashian, but she won’t be going by that name much longer.
Kim’s baby daddy, Kanye West, proposed to the reality star on her 33rd birthday in the only way Kanye West could.
The rapper rented out the San Francisco Giants’ baseball stadium as a venue for his grand gesture of love. Complete with an orchestra, some of the couple’s closest friends and family and a reported $8 million ring, West asked the media maven to be his forever, or at least until they get sick of each other.
The couple have a 4-month-old child together and have been dating for over a year.
That’s it for Pop Addict this week. Be sure to check back next week to catch up with some of your favorite celebrities.