Rapper Lil Mama arrested for driving with suspended license in Harlem

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, March 10, 2016

HARLEM, New York (WABC) -- Rapper Lil Mama was arrested when police pulled her over in Harlem Thursday morning.

The rapper, whose real name is Niatia Jessica Kirkland, was stopped for speeding at Fifth Avenue and West 135th Street around 4 a.m.

The rapper was charged with driving with a suspended license.

She was driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone when she was stopped, police said.

The rapper was raised in Brooklyn and Harlem. She is best known for her 2008 hit "Lip Gloss," and for portraying hip-hop trio TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.