Staying Strong

January 15, 2008 | By Shane Cisneros | Creative

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Lil Mama (born Niatia Jessica Kirkland) made one of her few public appearances since the passing of her mother, Tyra Kirkland in December. Her label Jive Records confirmed internet reports that the elder Kirkland had lost her fight with colon cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2003. The “Lipgloss” singer performed at the after party for the premiere of Paramount Vantage’s How She Move in Los Angeles. In addition, Kirkland has just completed her Up Close and Personal tour with Chris Brown earlier this week.

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