TLC reunited onstage for their first U.S. concert in four years at VH1’s Mixtape Festival in Pennsylvania this past Saturday (July 27). Surviving members Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins led fans through a career-spanning set, dusting off “FanMail,” “Come Get Some,” “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “Unpretty,” “Baby, Baby, Baby,” “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” and more. For the finale, Chilli and T-Boz brought out rapper Lil Mama to stand in for the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes on “No Scrubs.”
In an oh-so-covenient promotional tie-in, Lil Mama also happens to be portraying Left Eye in VH1’s upcoming Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story biopic, which co-stars Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, Ice Age: Continental Drift) as Chilli and Drew Sidora (Step Up, That’s So Raven) as T-Boz. Watch the “No Scrubs” redux above, and scroll down for further highlights from the show (via Rap-Up).
As SPIN noted last week, TLC are releasing a new greatest hits album on October 15 via Epic Records. The upcoming compilation was produced by longtime collaborator Dallas Austin and will feature newly recorded updates of the Atlanta R&B group’s classic hits, in addition to contributions from Lady Gaga and Ne-Yo.