TV One held a screening of the upcoming TV docudrama When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, aka “Hit a Lick”, at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Wednesday.

When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story stars former rapper Niatia “Li’L Mama” Kirkland, 27, as Blakely and actor Lance Gross, 36, as Nino, Blakely’s sadistic pimp.

Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images

Members of Saving our Daughters joined cast members Tasha Smith,46, who is making her directorial debut; Lance Gross, Lil Mama, and Tami Roman.

‘When Love Kills’ tells the true story of teen mother Falicia Blakely (played by Li’l Mama) who was sentenced to life in prison for killing and robbing three Atlanta men in 2002.

Blakely was a product of a broken home who lost touch with her single mother after moving to Atlanta with her. At 15, Blakely used a fake ID card to earn a living as a nude dance at an Atlanta strip club.

No one knows why the then 19-year-old mother-of a 2-year-old son went on a killing spree on August 15, 2002. Blakely and her accomplice, Ameshia Ervin, killed Claudell Christmas, 35, and Raymond Goodwin, 34.

The next day, Aug. 16, they murdered Lemetrius Twitty, 29, in cold blood.

Blakely‚Äôs lawyer, Ken Driggs, said his client’s rough childhood contributed to her life of crime. But the judge didn’t buy his excuses. Blakely was sentenced to life in prison without parole. She is now 34 years old. Her son is 16.

When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story airs on Monday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. on TV One.

Actress/director Tasha Smith and comedian/reality TV star Gary “Wit Da Tea” Hayes attend the ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ movie screening at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta.

The cast of WE TV’S Sister Circle (L-R:) Rashan Ali, Kiana Dancie, Quad Webb-Lunceford, and Syleena Johsnon attend the ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ movie screening in Atlanta.

Trina Braxton, 42, attends the ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ movie screening in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rapper Zane ‘Lil Zane’ Copeland, 45, attends the ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ movie screening in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rapper Micah “Pastor Troy” LeVar Troy, 39, attends the ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story’ movie screening in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photos by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images





  • Keesh5000
  • 1BlueStar

    Lil Mama? Lance Gross? I’ll pass….

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lil Mama looks pretty.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Sounds like a good movie, or at least the story line sounds good. I see Lil’ Zane still dressing like a backpack rapper from the 90’s.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *tears* Them damn heels and feet get me every time. *dead*

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I saw the trailer on YouTube and you know what I’m a watch it.
    1. Because its free and
    2. Because I can be in the comfort of my living room
    Happy to see Tasha is still directing and Lil Mama looks pretty. Lance Gross is a good looking man but that look above does nothing for him. Everyone just looks!!!

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    lol lol

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    This is what happens when you buy designer shoes out of somebody’s trunk. I just cant!

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?????me too

  • imright

    so its like the black version of Monster

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i tried to find something nice to say. scrolled back up. zoomed in and everything.

    …and, welp ?

  • Tammie Reed

    It was a good show! I just wish they could have found a better lead than Lil Mama because she was just NOT believable to me as an Atlanta stripper lol. Maybe because she is two pounds. Lance was great in the movie!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I’m going to watch it!

    Good gosh how tall is Syleena Johnson and I love her voice!

  • Coy little wink

    I knew one of the victims Lemetrius Twitty ?

  • Alegria ICAF

    Exactly. No issues with Mama but I don’t support colorist men so issa no for anything Lance Gross.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Girl is that Mashikas heel from last week’s episode?! I’m weak

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I kept rewinding that part and pausing it! I dang near hyperventilated from laughing so hard!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Lil Mama is a cutie pie.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Pastor Troy can have it any way he wants to in the morning noon and night!! That man right there….??

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Was he just a regular guy? A baller?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I was CRYING when dude made the comment and then they zoomed in on those foots. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! *dead* Whyyyyyyy????? She bet not ever talk about no one else

  • JerseyMom

    I was there last night. The movie was great. Tami Roman, Lil Mama and Lance Gross did the darn thing. I am still mad at Lance Gross. LOL

  • NicoleZee

    And yet people will judge Atlanta again for the horrible fashion choices. Lawd! Who styles these people??? SMDH! Jesus! I’ll just wait for the Emmy’s to see the best styled people! Sad.

  • JerseyMom

    Wait, that was Syleena Johnson? I was trying to figure out who she was cause I like her hairstyle. LOL

  • NicoleZee

    I always thought she looked like Bow Wow!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    They’re never in the same place at the same time.

  • McKay

    Lmfao. ???

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Sorry about your friend.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    i can’t take men with these round a*s sunglasses… Zane & Pastor Troy should go home & try again… yeah, that’s all i got. lol

  • Renee26

    I’m here for this movie…I hope they touch on the pimp to submissive relationship that played out in her actions. From what I read he told the girls it was the men or them…they were threatened with death

  • NeverSurprised

    Who attends a movie screening wearing a backpack, or a giant championship wrestling belt? Atlanta is just the strangest city. Every other person on these Atlanta reality shows owns a clothing “boutique”, yet not a single resident knows how to dress.

  • Renee26

    Ewwwww Lol

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    I was wondering the same thing…why the pimp wanted to target those men specifically

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey is so cute I seen him two weeks ago tall and handsome

  • NeverSurprised

    She is, isn’t she.

  • Blackmensandals

    Though it is sad to say, BowWow has been a leader in the department of updating one’s stage name to coincide with the fact that N***gas get OLD. Not only is this potential grandfather (look at Falicia with a 16 yoat 34) still going by the name “LIL ZANE” he is still dressing the damn part. This is representative of a mental health issue. Has to be Arrested Development.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL, Lawd, I think Lil Zane is 35 not 45 Sandra, but I think you already know that.

    But he could pass for either.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    What did he say?
    You loosing your heels?

  • Renee26

    Right…I was shocked to read he was 45…he should have never been on the scene with Lil behind his name because he was extra grown back then

  • Renee26

    Whaaat Lance?? What he say/do?

  • Blackmensandals

    P.S. Sandra, I see you cropped Funky Dineva out of the pic. I love your site, but if you are gona report, report. You could have taken that opportunity to take some digs at that ridiculous outfit he was wearing.

  • Renee26

    I gotta Google other pics and return…that one up top is a no for me…those short/capris make him look short too

  • brownisback

    I’m so sick of lacefront wigs and baby hair

  • Darkandlovely617?

    With or without his wwe belt on ?

    Hey girl ??

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Atlanta is so tired. I remember when Lil Zane lived up the street from Lefteye’s first Stone Mountain house. I can’t believe he’s 45 though. Is that shade? Update: It was shade. He was born in 1982. He’s 35.

    LOL U aint no good Sandra.

  • Renee26
  • Queen B

    Damn lil zane 45 ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Both.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yes ma’am

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil
  • Renee26

    Trina looks good…she’s lost some weight

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOL!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lil Zane’s boots are dirty. And he has a dam backpack on like Dora the dam Explorer. How do you get invites to these events? Are they sold on Groupon? Random once-were’s, has-beens, and never-will-be’s seem to get tickets to all the events. It’s odd.

  • JV

    Has sad “publicity” stunt written all over it.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Good luck Lil Mama…I sooo wanna see her win!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    That made me snort picturing that

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ??
    Downvoted bc it’s so much easier. It’s only when folks get ridiculous with the Baby hair does it look bad

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Tami & Tasha: outfits: NO!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I think I saw this on SNAPPED or one of those types of shows. He was targeting any man that could be got. Just rob .

  • abby500

    Lil Zane is 45??? And he is LIL.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Bow Wow is a cutie pie too.

  • abby500

    Ikr

  • abby500

    Yep. Sick of the whole fake everything.

  • brownisback

    Wendell Shaped Like A P Williams will have baby/adult hair gelled all the way down to her eye brows

  • stav

    That’s the first thing I noticed as well! Next was the 12.00$ K-Mart backpack!

  • brownisback

    Take away the backpack, lil, do rag with the cap and just maybe….

  • stav

    OMG! I totally overlooked the do rag…YUCK!

  • Justlooknout

    Well, so much to say……………Goodt Lordt

    Congrats Lil Mama, you came a long way. Want God Do it.

    https://youtu.be/_08ItPlHdrg

  • Justlooknout

    I can’t wait to view.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Well in all fairness, her stylist passed away last year

  • xenaD

    Lol

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    But he’s so sexy in person. I saw him at North Dekalb Mall – Steinmart and adored his lil fun sized self. This was many years ago.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I don’t like Tasha Smith. How is a bad actor an acting coach? I don’t get that.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOLOL I always wonder how does one get an invite to these events. Trust everybody walk in that bitch like all bills are paid a year in advance, credit score bussin’ 740+, and aint on no prescribed medication. And what?

    But it’s the opposite.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Chilli agrees with the first part of your comment.

  • brownisback

    I haven’t seen her show since last year……….
    It’s been well over a year

  • brownisback

    LMAO!
    It’s baby hair slicked down with the wigs that just does something to me

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I know what you mean… what I’ve learned from getting it done & doing myself that it’s the technique. It should be undetectable

  • Libra80sBaby

    I saw when TVOne did this story reenactment on a show called “For My Man”. Good story to be told.

  • IAmLegend

    Petty lol

  • JV

    And his Tims are all scuffed lol. They should have just gave him a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt and admitted it was all a joke.

  • IAmLegend

    Did Lil Mama get a nose job? Whatever she did, she better keep on doing it because she been looking good lately!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3fe0c4c16a8c7b40cd3f41a70f3c6539e25a2be79fae9ffafba17470f2f6354a.gif

  • brownisback
  • stav

    Truth!

  • stav

    I know!

  • MsVAllDay

    Where ya’ll find Pasta Troy at doh!!!

  • Tee Bullock

    Everytime I see her I think about this!

  • Renee26

    In other news why was Zack Randolph arrested for dealing weed of all things?? Why would an NBA player want to deal weed?? More than likely it was for party/personal use

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Sandra loves to make people seem older than they actually are. I think it makes her feel better about her age. She does this regularly.

  • JV

    Yes, probably “intent to sell” because of the amount. He’s had a nice career with the Grizzlies (I guess he’s with the Kings now?), tough player.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I heard he’s about that G life. Who blew the whistle on him?

  • bashi

    Trina Braxton what happened boo…..why you let yourself go like that

  • Mister Fantastic

    Bow Wow did a great job acting as Falicia Blakely…

  • Justlooknout

    Fun size. Giggles

  • Diva_woman

    Omg, she used to be the second prettiest sister to me after Toni. I think the re-divorce from her husband really did her in

  • On the radar….

    Oh wow, a must see. Good to see Lil Mama keeping busy. I’ve never heard of Blake. This will be interesting to watch.

  • Harley

    Love Lil Mama!!! A beautiful spirit. So strong after losing her mom so young to cancer

  • On the radar….

    Probably a hater, you know there is always one or two in your circle.

  • Harley

    jokes so old and Lil Mama is a beautiful and classy woman

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Are you kidding me! Just ridiculously stupid!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    LIL Zane still looking tasty.. I wonder if he still got them abs ???

  • Jennifer

    so do I! She did such an amazing job as Left Eye and has such a level head! I really like her!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    ALWAYS

  • Jennifer

    LMAO!

  • Guess Who

    A bunch of D-listers.
    Was Monyetta Shaw there too?

  • Renee26

    They just want to tarnish his name with that dealing charge….possession yes but dealing no

  • Renee26

    Police were called out for a disturbance…ain’t nothin poppin in Marion, IN so he ain’t no real thug; maybe a pretender

  • Renee26

    Sad

  • Jennifer

    Im trying to figure out why she looks off. Underdressed? Bad wig?

  • Diva_woman

    I don’t think she got any work done, she still has that chiseled face.

  • Diva_woman

    I don’t think she got any work done, she still has that chiseled face.

  • Indies beauty

    Little Zane…ok zaddy

  • Indies beauty

    I’m a huge fan of the person behind little mama and I’ve always been drawn to her , especially one of her songs called life. She’s been through a lot and she deserves all of her success. so Kudos blessings. Plus her look is a 1

  • Indies beauty

    LOL that joke is beyond old but little mama has always been beautiful to me

  • Desiree Edwards

    Ira gotta looking like somebody’s daddy

  • KarmaBackAround

    I would like to see this..looks interesting!!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    He’s 35

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I’m liking Lil Mama’s glow up

  • bashi

    You know she is ever present at any ATL red carpet event

  • bashi

    I think she should have stay with Gabriel he’s a provider makes good money. I know they both cheat. But think Tracie wanted a high roller with the reality show success would bring her

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    *tears*

  • noireyblanca

    I am so proud of Tasha Smith! Now that being said, Miss Quad looks a hot damn mess! That face is frightening!

  • BeUtFullSoul

    ME:walks up to lil’Zane (((taps him on the shoulder))) “Excuse me, do you mind me asking, How OLD are you?”…

  • Nonya Bizness

    “No one knows why the then 19-year-old mother-of a 2-year-old son went on a killing spree on August 15, 2002.” I JUST watched her episode on For My Man a couple days ago. The movie was being advertised during commercials. She killed those folks FOR HER MAN. Her man was a pimp before he was her man, AND she knew what he did. She wore a d amn chain, like a pull a truck out of the snow chain around her neck with a padlock on it, like the rest of the girls in the stable. Felicia wanted him to know she’d do anything for him, above the other girls, and she proved it by doing what he told her to do, ie k illing those people.As far as “losing touch with her mom” that was her choice. I think she left her son with her mom and never went back for him once she starting walking the track for her man. I don’t understand what’s so special about her story vs every other story on For My Man.

  • stevetheque

    I see the bar is set really low for “Star”! Sandra stop tossing the word around all willie nillie!

  • Dee

    He is looking rather tasty.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Me, too! She looks so damn pretty up top!

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    I’m still not convinced Shock G and Humpty Hump are the same person. Nope I don’t care what anyone says ?

  • Guess Who

    lmao!

  • Bam Bam Li

    The zoom was the nail in the coffin damn near choked on my own tongue laughing so hard ???

  • Ms. Jackson

    I’m looking forward to watching this.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    She is famous.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    mmmmm, you recognize her, but I wouldn’t say famous. She’s not even D-list.

  • Nessa

    This will be a nice thing to watch

  • dontgetblocked

    Thanks for telling me about For My Man. These stories are interesting as a TV crime show but why would someone want to make a movie out of a pimp tale.

  • dontgetblocked

    Great. Another negative black movie.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I will have to check it out.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    There are negative movies in all races, life is not all sugar and cream. These stories need to be told. SMH!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Lil Mama really has grown into her looks! I want to call her by her government name now ! Lil Zane you are not Little anymore ! Nope , no sir!!!! Sigh!!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I see I have an advertisement that rolls up now Auntie . I’m not mad at I hope this is your doing and alleviates you having to work two jobs now, anyone else experiencing it ? Just rolls up for a few seconds as I read the blog then goes away …..

  • dontgetblocked

    We have fewer positive movies. Why does another pimp and hoe story need to be told? We have hustle and flow and a slew of blaxploitation films. The black race has got more to offer.

  • kimb l

    So lil Zane is older than PAstor Troy and u had to crop funky Dineva out of the sister’s circle picture #petty

  • JENNYJONES1

    YOU’RE NICE B/C I SAID Z-LISTERS. LOOKS LIKE THEY WENT TO THE MAN AND ASKED RANDOM PEOPLE IF THEY WANTED TO COME TO THE PREMIERE. LOL!!!……..JENNY JONES!!!

  • Pamela

    I been seeing adverts as well lately. Halleluya, I prayed hard to the Lord to alleviate Aunties financial situation. Hope she can at least quit that night job now.

  • Smith Jane

    Oh, so being born in a broken home is a bad thing, and can be used as an excuse for criminal activity….. yet black women praise said behavior (baby mama-dom)…. interesting. I have no plans on watching this nonsense. But it’s good Lil mama is getting work. I guess the rap career thing didn’t work out

  • Mister Fantastic

    “jokes so old and Lil Mama is a beautiful and classy woman”

    What are you trying to say with that statement? I was speaking of Chad Moss aka Bow Wow…

  • http://www.findyournichewithme.com Low E. TUH!

    LORDT PASTOR TROY AND LIL ZANE…STILL GOT THIS BELT AND BACKPACK, RESPECTIVELY.

  • Ebony Starr

    Yes!! They should be doing her story instead of Falicia’s

  • EYESOFLAURAMARS

    “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story airs on Monday, September 4, 2017 on TV One.”

    TV One has been constantly saying Monday, August 28 at 9:00.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. Maybe they should tell that to IMDB.com.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. Maybe they should tell that to IMDB.com.

  • Renee Bee

    Hey girl. Giggles at Pastor still with that belt from 20 years ago. It’s still shiny.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yes!!!! Love Auntie Even if She she goes hard for Agent Orange !!

  • TeeTee

    How is Zane older than Pastor Troy?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Chilllle, Auntie does not like Dineva hunty lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I agree. She’s a unique beauty with strong features but it works on her. She’s been doing a lot of photo shoots lately on her IG. Idk if they are formal or if she’s paid for them. I hope she’s not just playing dress up lol

  • Harley

    um yeah ok

  • Bonny

    Lil Zane’s older than me and pastor troys younger…ok

  • Arrissasso

    They still trying to make lil mama pop? Her double life as bow wow is too distracting.

  • MRiGOThim

    Why Lil’ Zane still tryna act like 19 bruh stop it…and Lil Bow Bow looking more softer & feminine dez dayz when he’s in drag. GO IN!!!

  • EMILY POST

    Lil Mama looks great…