This year not only marks the 20-year anniversary of TLC as a group, but also the 20-year anniversary of their first American Music Awards appearance. In celebration, Chilli and T-Boz performed their ’94 hit, “Waterfalls,” at this year’s show, alongside special guest, Lil Mama.
Lil Mama, who did an exceptional job playing the role of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, in the VH1 biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” joined the duo to perform Left Eye’s part. By the end of the performance, Lil Mama caught herself out of breath even though she says “the girls tried to prep me” before the performance.
“It’s a phenomenal experience. The girls tried to help me and prep me to preserve my energy and I ran out of breath. I was like, ‘I hope this doesn’t come across on TV crazy,'” Lil Mama said. “Their late member, Left Eye, left a legacy and passionate energy that they created through out the years… To be apart of what they’re doing at this time, being that it’s an important time for them, and they asked me to come on board is breathtaking.”
The group continued to tell Billboard’s Keith Caulfield that they’ve been in talks of collaborating with Lil Mama and other female rappers for their upcoming full-length album, laced with new music. “We’ve talked about. It’s a possibility,” they said.
TLC’s album, “20,” jumped from No. 18-4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart soon after they made VH1 broadcasted their biopic on Oct. 21.
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