Concert, Interview

#AskTLC: Exclusive TLC Q&A With Fans For National Concert Week

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As part of National Concert Week, TLC took part in an exclusive Q&A Live session on Twitter for Live Nation, answering a ton of questions asked by their fans!

The girls are an open book and talked about everything from meeting Madonna and Michael Jackson to working on new music, touring Europe, career goals outside of music and more!

Do you guys miss the days of oooohhh on the tlc tip, crazy sexy cool, Fanmail, and 3D?

CSC yes

What song did you wish was released as a single, but wasn’t?

Case Of The Fake People … oh how I love that song

Do you ever get tired of performing certain songs?

I never get tired of any of the hits they hv their own special meaning! I just don’t like performing my non favorite songs lol 👀

y’all said you would never replace Left Eye…. so hows this tour gonna work?

Lol where have you been we’ve been doing shows all this time selling out shows etc/headlining too so it’s been working so why don’t you come and see how we’re doing it AGAIN this summer 😌 she always incorporated on our shows

Will you come to Ireland as I would love to see you in concert.

Yup yup sooner than I think if it works out

What do you think of Eastwood claiming writing credit on Girl Talk?

Who and say what now? Who’s that and how when Kandi and I wrote it 🤔

What advice can you give me as an upcoming R&B artist like myself in today’s music industry?

Congrats thank u and stay true to yourself don’t sell out for nothing or compromise who u are

What was the hardest TLC song to ever record?

Lol any song I have to be sexy on 👀

Is there a chance you beautiful ladies are gonna make new music?

I’m sure we will for something just not a whole album 💪🏾

Would you guys ever consider being featured in another rap song like you did with Crooked Smile?

Absolutely

I want to know is der any more talents that DEM TLC GULS have

Awe your sweet! Thank u I wrote movie scripts! I taught myself how to when I was recovering from the brain tumor surgery I had 3-4yrs of time in my hands so why not inquire a skill

Can y’all do the Too Much Booty In Ya Pants dance this tour?

Lol I doubt it honestly it’ll be new routines though

What are some of your favorite things to do besides performing?

I love love love movies anyone who knows me knows I travel with my iPad like it’s my left boobiecaje 😂😂😂😂

Are you gonna reschedule the UK tour that got cancelled, would love to see you guys x

Once they can work it out yes of course the political part isn’t on us there’s a lot moving parts to put it back together but they are going to 💋

What is your biggest unfilled wish for TLC?

Going on the THIS IS IT TOUR with #MJ we were negotiating it when he passed

What’s y’all’s favorite Michael Jackson song? Enquiring minds would love to know.

BILLIEJEAN 😍😍😍😍😍😍

would u ever consider going back to the more old school vibe when it comes to music? i know u kind of did with way back, but like a whole album?

I do music honestly according to where my heart is at the time so it depends

what are your plans for the future? goals etc? any dreams you have yet to fulfill?

Yes I want 2 be behind the scenes producing the scripts I wrote! And list of other things there’s not enough time in the day to tell ya lol 😂

why do you think so many young performers lack stage presence today?

Artist development isn’t instilled in artists any longer

Hi, T-Boz and Chilli! I want to know if you girls ever met Madonna and if you did, do you remember the moment? 🤗

Yes she wanted to hang but we went to a diff party but it was an award show! Love her

Will there be new songs with verses from Left Eye?

Her family has them and I’ll just leave it at that so I doubt it

What you miss the most about your career in the 90’s?

The 90’s were just awesome PERIOD! Before social media when people were more respectful & carefree and didn’t care about what others thought so much & were true to themselves instead of selling out to fit in

Have you guys ever thought of a competition songwriting show or something of that nature.

Yes my brother and I had one but I ended up going on tour instead 🤷🏾‍♂️ those schedule conflicts are no joke

When people say you’ve change their lives how does that effect you?!

Thank you and I’m honored to know we’ve/I’ve made a difference it helps me to know all my hardships aren’t in vain

Headlining tours

Lol awe we have been …. mostly for the last 2-3 years the only tour we didn’t headline was NKOTB and I was ok with that!

For a limited time between May 1 – May 7, Live Nation are offering $20 all-in tickets to a select number of their biggest shows, including the upcoming TLC tour with Nelly & Flo Rida!

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T-Mobile will offer a presale on April 30 followed by a public release of the rest of 2 million tickets on May 1st. The $20 ticket price includes all taxes and fees.

At an affordable price, the tickets give fans accessibility and access to many shows at a low cost. Even with the tickets not always getting front row or lower level access, they’re worth buying with the large assortment of artist performing at different shows all summer long.

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Starting on May 1st at 9am, tickets will be available for sale up until May 7th at 11:59pm. Tickets can be purchased at NCW.LiveNation.com.

#NationalConcertWeek

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Interview

T-Boz Answers Fans: New TLC Music, Reality TV, Left Eye, Marriage & More

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Every TLC fan knows that Ms Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is known for her social media ‘drive-bys’, so when she’s feeling ready to talk, you better stop whatever you are doing!

When T-Boz goes live on her Instagram, she allows fans to have a real interactive and intimate moment with her, as she reads questions from her fans, offers them advice and just has a lot of fun with her die-hards.

The gorgeous Tionne went live on March 15, 2019, rocking a fresh new look and hairdo. She spoke her mind on various topics, including the Michael Jackson ‘Leaving Neverland’ drama, how she has adjusted to performing without Left Eye after so long, reality TV and more!

Favourite number

That’s an interesting question. I don’t know what my favourite number is. I know number one is cool, because I like to be that, okay? (Laughs) But I guess I’ll choose my birthday number, which is 26. I’m drawn to even numbers, and 70, because that’s the year I was born. So, numbers that have something to do with me personally, maybe.

Left Eye singing on Diggin’ On You?

No, she didn’t sing background on the songs. It was just in the video. It’s a three member group and it only made sense for her to be singing in the video because there’s no rap on there. You know, it’s video stuff, so she had to be involved, but on the album, no she didn’t sing on Diggin’ On You. Debra Killings did a lot of our backgrounds.

Dreams

The dreams I have are more like real life dreams. Like, I have strong feelings. I can daydream and picture something, then I’ll go for it. Usually if I have a dream like that then it usually comes true. Like, I’ma have a book or something like that.

‘Girls Crew’ with Chilli, Mýa & Lil’ Kim

No, I was offered [to be on the show] but I turned it down. I don’t wanna be swimming. I don’t like to be on yachts (laughs). I like to travel, but no, it has to make sense for me. With my sickle cell, it’s crazy. When I get in water now, if it’s too cold it will make me achy, if it’s too hot it will make me achy. So, it just wasn’t a good time either.

So, no I did not go on the show and no I will not be on the show whatsoever. But, that was by choice and I’m glad she did it, and I love Lil’ Kim to death, I always have and always will, so it had nothing to do with anything like that. It was just a personal choice, I’m just not into pretending to do stuff I really don’t do, for reality or a check or nothing. So, I just said no.

New TLC music

I’m sure we’re not done, like if there’s a soundtrack or something else, and I’m sure there will be original music for certain projects. Actually, we did do a song for a soundtrack for a movie, too, and I’ve done one solo aswell. So, I’m not done recording, and I have other solo music coming out, so, you will hear from us and me.

‘Leaving Neverland’

Don’t get me started on that, but a lot of people had the chance to say something while people were still living to defend themselves. It’s very tricky when people like to be in scandals. We’re down for somebody until they get mad or try to retract what they said. And the press never wanna say the good stuff, they only wanna say the bad.

Anymore music videos for the latest album?

To me, That album is ruined and it’s over. I doubt it if anything else is going to come out from that album. Should have, but it’s a little too late for that.

Touring Africa

I don’t know when I’m coming back to Africa, that was a long a*s trip! It took 27 hours to get back home! I loved it over there, but to get there and back? Or maybe I need to stay in the Johannesburg side and not go over to wherever I was, because chile, I thought I was gon’ pass out! All that daggone flying I had to do to get home.

Advice about holding grudges

Holding grudges only hurts you, it doesn’t hurt the other person. You ain’t gotta like somebody. When you forgive somebody, you’re not necessarily forgiving them for them, you’re forgiving them for you, your health, your heart. It’s not good to harbour bad feelings. Because if you notice, those people will be doing their own sh*t, living their life, while you’re over here f*cked up, sick, wasting time and energy on somebody who don’t give a damn about you. Let the anger go. You either suck it up and deal with it, or let it go. That’s for your benefit, your well-being.

Performing without Left Eye

It’s been like 16 years. Back in the day, yeah it used to be [hard], but now I more than know what it is and used to it. Its stuff you heal from, you never get over but you have to heal from it. You have to learn to move on. But sometimes it can be crazy and just hit you out of the blue. But it’s not hard for me to perform anymore because I love to perform.

TLC’s Prince & Michael Jackson love

Chilli liked Michael as her husband. I love Michael as everything. So, Michael Jackson is my number one, and Prince is my other one. She just wanted to date him, I just didn’t want to date him. But I was never a groupie for anybody! I will say that about her and Michael, the way she was acting that time, I’m just saying! I didn’t jump over no chairs or knock people out the way to get to nobody. I was always calm, cool and collected when I met Michael Jackson and Prince, FYI.

Left Eye biopic

How do I feel [about Lisa’s sister Reigndrop doing a Left Eye biopic]? I mean, it’s her sister, so she can do whatever she wants to do.

Sickle cell pain management

I do a lot of holistic stuff, like oxygen baths, infrared saunas, CBD oil, CBD gummy bears, CBD rubs, even regular oral drops, their nasty, your breath will be kicking, but it boosts your immune system, so when I know I’m gonna fly I take that.

Fave TLC performance

I think the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards in the black and white outfits was cool. I think I will always think that was cool.

Exes

No, I am not getting back with anybody. If I’ve left somebody that means it’s permanent, honey.

Writing another book?

I don’t know. I’m thinking about writing a cookbook, that would be fun. Some good old recipes to share.

Artist management

Would I ever manage a group? Hell to the no! No, no, NO! I would not manage a artist, they get on my damn nerves. It’s a f*ckin headache, and I would never manage any artist. I hardly want to do another artist after those last crazy a*s ones we just dealt with.

People are just too much! People don’t have no work ethic, people don’t wanna work hard, people are lazy as f*ck! They’re unappreciative, feel entitled, spoilt, ain’t got no damn sense, make me wanna choke the sh*t outta them!

So, no. No management from me, unless you want me to end up in jail. So the best way for me to keep my black a*s outta jail is to not do it.

Andre Rison biopic

Yes I’ve heard about the Andre Rison biopic, and I heard some of the interview he did with that radio station. It was interesting, but one thing he was wrong about, TLC was never, ever, ever going to be signed to Death Row. I don’t know if they wanted us to be, or lied and told Lisa that, but Lisa was signed to them. But hell no I’d ever sign with Death Row, that’s a f*ckin’ lie.

Relationship with Pebbles

There will never be a relationship with Perri. Chile, you might as well never bring up her name again. She’s not worth talking about, but God bless her. But there will never be a relationship there ever again.

Returning to Tokyo, Japan

Will I be coming back to Tokyo? Yeah, I’ll be in Tokyo on April 2nd. How about that? Didn’t know that, did ya? Now you do.

Days Of Our Lives

They’re trying to see if they can keep me. Maybe people have to vote me on there, like how they had me back three times. But, they’re trying to see if they can keep me as a permanent role.

No alcohol

No, I do not drink. You do not want me to be drinking alcohol or do no damn drugs. Because, I am off the chain by nature, honey, so if you add chemicals to that situation, that’s just a bad combination. Alcohol intensifies, even with sickle cell, I don’t like to drink, but I can’t because it thins our blood and it would put me in the hospital.

Marriage

I was married once for four and a half years. Would I ever get married again? Maybe if Jesus pops me a man, damn, or we can do secret science where we build a perfect man or some sh*t like that. Jesus will have to be like, ‘here you go, Tionne’. I’m not opposed to it, but I’m not like looking for anybody either, but I am single on purpose. Don’t get it twisted, ok?

T’s hilarious weed experience

I don’t smoke or drink, but the tweeds keep you out of trouble? Well maybe I need to start. Weed smells like a*s, those tweeds smell like booty. I just don’t understand. I mean, the smell, people who smoke it with the morning breath and the f*ckin’ coffee? Weed breath and coffee, together? Hell to the no!

I got another story [besides the Mack 10 story with the weed brownies]. My brother got me a weed cookie! Everyone knows I don’t smoke or drink, I’ve never had a joint. So, if you give me an edible I don’t know how long it takes to work and all that. So, I had a traumatizing experience with a brownie my ex-husband gave me, then my brother f*cks around and gives me this damn cookie.

Now, people didn’t tell me they have potency, like 1x strong, 2x strong, 3x strong, and he was like ‘this will help you with your sickle cell, this is the kind that will help you relax’, but sh*t, I ate the cookie, and everything went f*ckin’ numb! I couldn’t feel my lips, my teeth, my booty, my coochie lips, nothing! I felt nothing, when I ate that tweed cookie!

Big thanks to Megan Dove
Anniversary, Review, Television

TLC Swept MTV Video Music Awards This Week in 1995!

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We’re taking it back to September 7, 1995 where MTV celebrated that years greatest music videos at Radio City Music Hall in New York for their annual Video Music Awards!

Despite Michael and Janet Jackson‘s “Scream” video being the nights most nominated video (with a whopping eleven nominations), it was TLC who stole the show.

With an equally impressive ten nominations for their iconic music video for “Waterfalls”, they went on to win 4 awards that night, including the two most prestigious awards; Viewer’s Choice and Video of the Year.

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The girls sealed the deal with a show-shopping medley of their hits from their record-breaking sophomore album, CrazySexyCool. This performance is considered as one of TLC’s greatest performances by fans!

Other celebrities in attendance included Madonna, Boyz II Men, Mike Tyson, Drew Barrymore, Ricki Lake, Lenny Kravitz and the Notorious B.I.G.

Along with the visually flawless concert-based video “Diggin’ On You” (also directed by F. Gary Gray), the CrazySexyMedley acted as an insight of what to expect on their CrazySexyCool world tour, which ended prematurely in 1996.

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R&B’s power couple Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, also attended to present TLC with their Video of the Year award, in true Bobby & Whitney style!

TLC went on to earn their 5th moonman in 1999, for their chart-topping smash “No Scrubs”, winning Best Group Video.

List of Nominees and Winners at the MTV Video Music Awards 1995
Video of the Year
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Weezer – Buddy Holly
Winner: TLC – Waterfalls
Best Male Video
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – You Don’t Know How It Feels
  • Chris Isaak – Somebody’s Crying
  • Elton John – Believe
  • Lucas – Lucas With The Lid Off
  • Seal – Don’t Cry
Winner: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – You Don’t Know How It Feels
Best Female Video
  • Madonna – Take A Bow
  • Des’ree – You Gotta Be
  • PJ Harvey – Down By The Water
  • Annie Lennox – No More I Love You’s
Winner: Madonna – Take A Bow
Best Group Video
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Winner: TLC – Waterfalls
Best Rap Video
  • Dr. Dre – Keep Their Head’s Ringin’
  • Brandy & MC Lyte & Queen Latifah & YoYo – I Wanna Be Down
  • Da Bush Babees – Remember We
  • Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear
  • Public Enemy – Give It Up
  • Rappin’ 4tay – I’ll Be Around
Winner: Dr. Dre – Keep Their Head’s Ringin’
Best R&B Video
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Jade – 5-4-3-2 (Yo! Time Is Up)
  • Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Winner: TLC – Waterfalls
Best Dance Video
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Paula Abdul – My Love Is For Real
  • C+C Music Factory – Do You Want To Get Funky
  • Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  • Madonna – Human Nature
  • Salt-N-Pepa – None Of Your Business
Winner: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
Viewer’s Choice
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold My Hand
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Live – Lightning Crashes
  • R.E.M. – What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
Winner: TLC – Waterfalls 
Best New Artist
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold My Hand
  • Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
  • Des’ree – You Gotta Be
  • Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot
Winner: Hootie & The Blowfish – Hold My Hand
Breakthrough Video
  • Weezer – Buddy Holly
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Weezer – Buddy Holly
Best Metal/Hard Rock
  • White Zombie – More Human Than Human
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Meat Puppets – We Don’t Exist
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Winner: White Zombie – More Human Than Human
Best Alternative Video
  • Weezer – Buddy Holly
  • The Cranberries – Zombie
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Hole – Doll Parts
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Winner: Weezer – Buddy Holly
Best Video From A Film
  • Seal – Kiss From A Rose
  • Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
  • Jim Carrey – Cuban Pete
  • U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  • Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
Winner: Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Best Direction
  • Weezer – Buddy Holly
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Weezer – Buddy Holly
Best Choreography
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Paula Abdul – My Love Is For Real
  • Brandy – Baby
  • Madonna – Human Nature
  • Salt-N-Pepa – None Of Your Business
Winner: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
Best Special Effects
  • The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong
  • Bjork – Army Of Me
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Madonna – Human Nature
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong 
Best Art Direction
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Madonna – Take A Bow
  • Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
Best Editing
  • Weezer – Buddy Holly
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Weezer – Buddy Holly
Best Cinematography
  • The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong
  • Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
  • Green Day – Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong 

Other TLC VMA appearances: