Do you remember on May 8, 2001 when MTV aired Carmen: A Hip Hopera marking Beyoncé’s first film debut? Yes back when Beyoncé was still rocking her corn rolls and micro braids. Playing an aspiring actress who was seductive, sassy, and an all around gold digger Carmen brought trouble wherever she went. As you know Carmen: A Hip Hopera featured an all-star cast that included Jermaine Dupri, Da Bart, Mos Def, Wyclef Jean, Mekhi Phifer, Lil’ Bow Wow, Reagan Gomez – Preston. Let me just say I’ve only watched this movie once and refuse to ever see it again. I was 8 when this movie originally came out and at the time I was a vey impressionable 8 at that. At the end of the movie when Mos Def’s character shot Beyoncé I was over everything. Literally I was sitting there with my mother balling my eyes out (yes I was a very dramatic kid at the time lol). I couldn’t believe she got shot! Like I was over that movie and for years I felt some type of way about Mos Def. Now that I’m much older now I realize how funny and ratchet Carmen: A Hip Hopera really was.