Tionne Watkins a.k.a. T-Boz and Rozanda Thomas a.k.a. Chilli brought their '90s R'n'B/hip-hop girl group TLC back to life Saturday night, July 27 as they performed their hits onstage on Day 2 of the two-part, 2nd annual Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The two surviving members closed out their set with their 1992 major hit "No Scrubs", performing it as a trio with rapper Lil Mama filling in for the missing third member Lisa Lopes a.k.a. Left Eye.
The "America's Best Dance Crew" judge, who plays Left Eye in the forthcoming VH1 TLC biopic, joined the live rendition of track, singing the late member's verse and busting out the same dance moves the original singer did on the music video. Prior to that number, Watkins and Thomas dedicated their career-defining hit "Waterfalls" to Left Eye.
Last month, T-Boz and Chilli got some not so positive reactions towards their remake of "Waterfalls", when they did not throw in Lopes' rap verse from the original in the track and instead commissioned Japanese pop star Namie Amuro to complete the trio on the new version. They have since clarified to fans that they were blocked from using Lopes' rap, claiming the group did not own the master recording rights to it and their request to gain the rights was consequently denied.
As loyal TLC fans await the premiere of "Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story" on VH1 on October 22, TLC will be working on a new album, which will include tracks penned by Ne-Yo and Lady GaGa.
TLC and Lil Mama performing "No Scrubs" at Mixtape Festival: