From the 2013 Summer MixTape Festival to the debut trailer for the VH1 original film, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the group is back in a big way. TLC blew us away in the ’90s with their cool music, even more sexy music videos and those crazy antics. We thought it was time to look back on all the best (and worst) moments in the group’s ongoing career. It’s time to get crazy… sexy… cool.
The Craziest Moments
5. TLC filed for bankruptcy. Poor record deals, insurance payments and medical expenses led $3.5 million in debt for the group, forcing them to file for Chapter 11 at the height of their musical career.
4. T-Boz and Chilli pitched a reality show to find a new member. The two singers were judges on R U The Girl, a show that was initially promoted as a contest to find a replacement for Left Eye, who was already deceased. The group ultimately walked back the grand prize and said the winner would just get to collaborate with them.
3. Left Eye challenged T-Boz and Chilli to record and release solo albums to determine who was the most talented. The letter, which ran in Entertainment Weekly, came out after the release of FanMail:
“I challenge Tionne ‘Player’ Watkins (T-boz) and Rozonda ‘Hater’ Thomas (Chilli) to an album entitled The Challenge… a 3-CD set that contains three solo albums. Each (album)… will be due to the record label by October 1, 2000… I also challenge producer Dallas ‘The Manipulator’ Austin to produce all of the material and do it at a fraction of his normal rate. As I think about it, I’m sure LaFace would not mind throwing in a $1.5 million dollar prize for the winner.”
2. T-Boz and Chilli re-recorded “Waterfalls” and replaced Left Eye’s vocals. The group re-released a new version of the track that featured Japanese artist Namie Amuro rapping Left Eye’s verse. Only released in Japan, fans were dismayed when they learned news in the U.S.
1. Left Eye burned down former NFL player Andre Rison’s house. After a heated argument the rapper sought revenge by burning a bunch of Rison’s shoes in his bathtub. The fire quickly spread, destroying the mansion.
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