Singer/actress Keke Palmer has been cast to play the role of Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in the upcoming VH1 TLC biopic, set to start filming in Atlanta, GA next month.

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We was reported recently that rapper Lil Mama will be taking on the role of Left Eye in the upcoming TLC Biopic that will air on VH1.

Apparently people are already complaining, saying she looks nothing like Chilli.  KeKe responded on her Twitter today saying:

People kill me, I don’t remember Anglea Bassett looking ANYTHING like Tina Turner. And she RIPPED that role…People need to realize that movies aren’t casted by people looking like who they’re playing. They’re casted by who can do the role.

Palmer is on a high after her recent critically acclaimed performance in the Lifetime Network Dramatic TV Special, Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which landed her an Outstanding Actress nomination at the recent NAACP Image Awards, and she plans to bring that same energy to the TLC.