It’s all good between fellow New Yorkers Lil Mama and Alicia Keys! Cameras recently captured the ladies embracing in public for the first since 2009. That year the Lip Gloss rapper hopped on stage while Alicia and Jay-Z performed Empire State of Mind at the Video Music Awards (VMAs). The moment later became a long-running joke in internet and hip-hop history–though much of it to the detriment of Mama’s career and mental health.
Their hug occurred on Wednesday (March 29) while at an event for Teyana Taylor’s new film A Thousand and One. Alicia and Lil Mama seemingly exchanged a few words while embracing for several seconds. Both women were all smiles as they lingered for a moment, holding hands. Teyana, who was standing near the women, also flashed Lil Mama a smile following the hug.
On Twitter, the clip @DiaryOfKeysus shared has gained over 142,000 views and more than 400 retweets.
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