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TLC On Tour Injuries, Lip Syncs & Chilli’s Lyric Mishap with Weezer

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TLC spill on some of the embarrassing moments that have happened to them while on tour or a live performance!

Speaking to ET! Live in May, T-Boz and Chilli reveal some of those moments along with their current Live Nation touring partners, rappers Nelly and Flo Rida.

Ever Forgotten lyrics?

Nelly: I sang the whole verse of the song, twice! Back to back on stage!

T-Boz: They be like ‘that’s the second verse twice!’ (Whispers) Shut up!

Chilli: I did that recently, with Weezer. I did. Because I’m not used to anybody singing the verses. So, he was singing the first verse, and I came in on the nose. Then I came in on the second verse, and I was going to sing the first verse again, for the second! I was like, oh my gosh! That was so crazy.

Nelly: But the thing is, if you ever have the pleasure to have been in this thing for as long as we have, and the success, you’re gonna forget some things! Snoop has a teleprompter!

T-Boz: I remember mostly everything I sing, but we don’t sing the one’s I don’t remember! Okay?

Ever Been Injured On Stage?

T-Boz: I’ve had some sprains.

Chilli: I have too.

Nelly: I fell off the stage! They had these speakers set up, and I thought they were set up the same on the other side, and I had on sunglasses so it was dark. So, we look for the neon tape on the stage. On the other side, I thought I saw the tape, but the speakers were in a triangle, and there was a hole right there set up in triangles. And I went, straight down!

T-Boz: Did you get hurt?

Nelly: My ego!

T-Boz: I fell one time, but you just gotta get back up and act like it don’t hurt, but you be dying!

Nelly: You be sore. Sprained my whole front shin up.

Flo Rida: I’ve had multiple falls (laughs).

T-Boz: I’ve never done that in TLC, though. I fell in a play of all things.

Chilli: You did trip once, though.

T-Boz: Yeah, I did on Arsenio. That was Lisa’s fault. She would always hit us in the head with awards and stuff!

Chilli: She was so clumsy! Not just awards — the mics, everything!

Ever had to lip sync?

T-Boz: Remember at the Grammys and the mic’s were broke? This was the most God-awful show. We were supposed to sing live, but the mic’s didn’t fit, and it was live so they just pushed us out there with nothing and played the track.

Chilli: In seconds! So we were like, instead of pretending, let’s just go out there with nothing!

T-Boz: And just sing, because it was live so you just do what you had to do. So they just played the track.

Nelly: They did that with Soul Train. Everybody did lip sync on that. I used to think they were lying, but do you see any chords to any microphones? The band wasn’t plugged in, the guitars weren’t plugged in, I was like, oh man!

Chilli: Top Of The Pops, too. Remember that in London?

Nelly: Overseas a lot.

T-Boz: Yeah, they want you to.

Get tickets to see TLC on tour with Nelly and Flo Rida this summer at LiveNation.com!

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TLC’s Chilli and Weezer Don’t Want No Scrubs: Live at Coachella 2019

The wishes of the C of TLC have finally come true, in the form of a live collaboration!

Back in January, rock band Weezer dropped a teaser from their latest album of covers, ‘The Teal Album‘. On the project they decided to cover the TLC classic ‘No Scrubs‘ — and Chilli approved!

So much so, the gorgeous TLC member let it be known that she would like to perform the song with them one day!

Fast forward to April 13th and her hopes have now come to fruition. Weezer invited Chilli to join them live on stage during their set at the Coachella festival in Indio, California!

Chilli surprised fans when she performed the iconic ‘Fanmail‘ lead single effortlessly along with Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo, giving the song a new lease of life to an alternative audience.

Much like the famous introductions Chilli gives to the audience at TLC shows, educating young girls to avoid those scrubs when they start to drive, Rivers replicates the same sentiments during his anti-scrub speech. Our girls have taught him well.

Keeping in with the humor, he starts the song solo, acting surprised to hear a familiar female voice interject his vocals, whilst maintaining the suspense of Chilli’s guest feature.

The performance was a hit with the crowd, and Chilli later took to social media to thank the guys and hinted that they may be in attendance on the upcoming TLC summer tour!

In addition to ‘Scrubs’, Weezer also performed a barbershop quartet version of their own song, “Beverly Hills”, as well as fan favorites “Buddy Holly”, “Hash Pipe”, “El Scorcho”, and “Island in the Sun”.

Most diehard TLC fans will recall Weezer being one of TLC’s biggest competitions at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, where both groups were nominated for countless awards.

It’s a pleasure to see them working together. Let’s hope more connections and collabs will be formed with more of their peers from the 90’s and today!

Check out their epic performance below and let us know your thoughts!

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Chilli Approves Weezer’s ‘No Scrubs’ And Wants TLC To Perform With Them

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On Thursday, Weezer followed up the surprising success of their 2018 cover of Toto’s persistent hit “Africa” with The Teal Album, a collection of 10 faithful covers by the rock band ranging from Black Sabbath (“Paranoid”) to Michael Jackson (“Billie Jean”). The most surprising — and immediate fan favorite — has been the group’s take on TLC’s 1999 megahit “No Scrubs.” Speaking to Rolling Stone, TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas co-signed the ebullient cover.

“When I heard it, I loved it! They did a great job,” Chilli tells Rolling Stone. She hadn’t heard about Weezer’s plans to cover the track until the album dropped and has witnessed a “flood” of opinions from her trio’s fans. “I hope we can perform it together.”

Prior to hearing the fuzzy, alt-rock take on the Fanmail single, Chilli has not exactly followed Weezer. She was as surprised as anyone by the group’s choice to tackle the R&B track amidst mostly classic rock reinterpretations.

“I’m definitely familiar with the group,” she adds, though she laughs off the possibility of TLC ever swapping positions with Weezer and covering one of their songs. “I totally get why any girl would do it, but when guys do it I go, ‘Clearly, they’re not scrubs.’ If they were scrubs, they wouldn’t sing the song with this type of confidence,” she adds. It reflects a similar sentiment to singer Rivers Cuomo’s own explanation for how the band chose to approach the song in the album breakdown on Apple Music.

“I just thought it was one of those songs that’s freakishly popular,” he said. “I was trying to decide which gender perspective to sing it from, then I saw this tweet that said, ‘If you’re a guy covering a song by a girl, you gotta keep the pronouns. For those three minutes, you’re gay.’ So I was like, ‘Cool, let’s try this.’”

She also expressed admiration for the group’s tenacity when it came to singing a Jackson hit like “Billie Jean” for the album. “You gotta be pretty brave to do any of his songs, no matter who you are,” she says, jokingly referring to the late pop star as “the only husband I’ve ever had.”

Prior to Weezer’s cover, Chilli has appreciated Bette Midler’s “Waterfalls” as well as any time Hanson has tackled the girl group’s discography. She’s honored that new life continues to be breathed into all of their music.

“It feels really good because when you’re in the studio working, you hope and pray that you make songs that have longevity. And we have, so that’s a blessing. I’m telling you, I wanna reach out to [Weezer] and try to make this performance happen!”

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Source: Rolling Stone