So here’s the disclaimer, I’m no writer, so don’t look for the proper grammar, or the most righteous recap and notorious vocab! but what you will get is the rawness, from my perspective.
When Love Kills debuted August 28th at 9/8c on TV One! and I was tuned in. Heck I even told my grand niece whose only 7months, titi is busy for FaceTime ha! (sorry princessa, titi love you dearly) but I had to watch, because the suspense was killing me softly. I was more eager to check out Lil Mama’s performance overall as an actress, not the stripper role she was portraying. Falicia Blakely is a real person, with a notoriously real story. Based on a gripping true story, “When Love Kills” stars Niatia ‘Lil Mama’ Kirkland as Falicia Blakely, a young woman who gets caught up with the wrong man who leads her down a dangerous path of drugs, gun and more.
I missed the first seven minutes, but made it up right after. The opening took us straight to Falicia Blakely life in the fast lane, giving us a glimpse of her stripper life and the hustle to survive. Falicia ends up getting pregnant, but that doesn’t detour her from taking care of her baby and falling in love with the life, meaning a pimp played by the gorgeous Lance Gross who just corrupted her world more than what it was. While she fell in love and did everything to keep her man happy, he did everything to maintain his lifestyle of drugs and pimpin.
There are so many Falicia’s out there, with so little support,but a whole lot of judgment. I have to thank TVOne for bringing these true stories to life!.. and to Ms Niatia, you did such a great job! your performance was A1 and I look forward to your career in acting. I must admit, I was waiting for all these digital gangsters to attack, but its been quiet in them cyber streets, ha. Guess someone proved them wrong! yes mama!!! I love Lil Mama’s elevation and her growth from music. The backlash this young women received over the years, was just blessed, and I’m so here for it!, she deserves all the blessings that’s upon her and I look forward to experience more of Niatia..
If you missed ‘When Love Kills’ catch it on demand, and learn something.
photos courtesy of Fashionbombdaily and TVOne..