Clearly, we’ve been awash in TLC nostalgia for months here at VH1, and we’re thrilled to see that the rest of the world caught on too, as evidenced by TLC’s performance at the AMAs last night. Lil Mama joined Chilli and T-Boz, reprising her CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story role by singing and rapping Left Eye’s part in “Waterfalls.” How did she do in this live setting?
Well, she wasn’t a judge on America’s Best Dance Crew for nothing — Mama’s got the moves. We had a hard time looking away from her and back to the original stars. But how did everyone feel about her rap? The reaction on Twitter ranged from, “TLC was giving me classic ‘Waterfalls’ realness til Lil Mama started ‘rappin’ and it went down the river w/o a paddle fast!” as Sharon wrote, to the kinder, “Lil mama was too excited about this … I liked her in the movie but not on this stage lol.” Ouch.
Was this a fitting tribute to Left Eye? You tell us, and then enjoy a clip from CrazySexyCool, featuring the making of “Waterfalls.”