Lil Mama Crying Is The Best New Meme You Didn't Know You Needed

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Remember Lil Mama?

No? Let me jog your memory...

In 2008, she released a freakishly catchy song called “Lip Gloss” and got to be famous for about five whole minutes. Then, she dropped off the planet.

Seven years later, Lil' Mama finally returned to reclaim those lost 10 minutes of her promised 15 minutes of fame.

A photograph, taken in 2011 during an interview on radio show “The Breakfast Club,” resurfaced on Twitter earlier this month.

The pic, which shows Lil Mama cryling (that's smiling and crying, BTW) shot the singer back to fame — only this time, it's not her vocal ability but rather, her meme-ability to thank (or blame?) for the sudden stardom.

See, there's a lot in Lil Mama's expression that the masses can relate to.

When it's your birthday and you have it on your Twitter profile but no one tells you Happy Birthday. pic.twitter.com/WFb2qCqbBK — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

It's one of those weird, awkward trying-not-to-cry moments.

When your Hotline doesn't Bling. pic.twitter.com/1YqNAeHghV — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

Like, you're holding back your tears and trying to pretend you're okay…

When you tell your mom you sick so you can stay home but she stay home too. pic.twitter.com/JcmNnlSsqh — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

But really, all you're thinking is, “f*ck you, and f*ck this.”

When you're 175 weeks deep in someones Instagram and accidentally like the picture. pic.twitter.com/YdCQroVG4W — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

It's a pretty complicated facial expression to master, TBH.

When you pull up to the drive-thru at McDonald's and they say "Our ice-cream machine down." pic.twitter.com/1x54n6Vdtq — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015

“The Breakfast Club” host Charlamagne Tha God spilled the deets on the photo's backstory…

When you post a selfie and people start unfollowing you. pic.twitter.com/JjjXTuDNzB — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015

Apparently, Lil Mama became emotional during her interview when discussing her career (and newfound success).

When the bouncer says "All bad bitches get in free" but you still gotta pay $10. pic.twitter.com/pcqqOWVyaL — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 21, 2015

Which is totally understandable. Millions of dollars would make us cry, too.

When @realDonaldTrump speaks. pic.twitter.com/pRSwrjrHhB — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015

Actually, no. It wouldn't.

When you text him "I love you." and he respond "Lol wyd" pic.twitter.com/7UcCd9L5F7 — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015

Unfortunately for Lil Mama, people really seem to love this picture of her crying.

When your crush finally comment on your picture and ask "Who's shorty on the left?" but you on the right. pic.twitter.com/9vCgkMoEdB — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015

The Twitter account dedicated to the image has more than 16,000 followers.

When he say he going to bed then you see him tweet "Who trying to chill? " pic.twitter.com/xn1z6F9enz — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

So, for all you wannabe celebs out there, take Lil' Mama's story as a lesson in fame.

When you've been home for an hour and look up and see LTE instead of the WiFi bars. pic.twitter.com/eWzRIoE2Vc — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

When your career sh*ts the bed, there's no such thing as bad press...

When your hotline finally bling but it's your phone company telling you used your data for the month. pic.twitter.com/hy1S2Fsz60 — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

...just embarrassing press.

When your message delivered 24 hours ago and you still ain't got no reply. pic.twitter.com/SevVpPny5k — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015

We'll shed a tear for you, Lil Mama.

When your lip gloss ain't poppin, your lip gloss ain't cool, the boys ain't jocking & chasing you after school. pic.twitter.com/xEYDLVi80Q — Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015

Citations: Lil Mama Has Managed To Become A Hilarious Meme (BuzzFeed)