TLC Pay Tribute to Left Eye, Bring Out Lil Mama at Mixtape Festival

Lil Mama, Chilli, and T-Boz

TLC launched their big comeback with a performance at the Mixtape Festival 2013. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas reunited onstage for their first U.S. performance in years in Hershey, PA on Saturday.

The best-selling female R&B group, who sold 65 million albums worldwide, took fans on a trip down memory lane with hits spanning their 20-plus-year career on the second day of the two-day festival at Hersheypark Stadium.

T-Boz and Chilli opened with “Fanmail” and “Come Get Some,” and performed a dance-heavy set including “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “Unpretty,” “Baby, Baby, Baby,” and “Creep.”

They paid tribute to their late member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes as the crowd lit up the sky during “Waterfalls.”

“This song was true and dear to her heart and I’m sure it means a lot to you guys,” said Chilli. “If you have a lighter or a cell phone, iPads, computers, whatever you got, light it up. This is dedicated to Lisa, to Left Eye.”

They closed with “No Scrubs,” bringing out Lil Mama, who rapped and performed choreography during Left Eye’s part.

“We love ya’ll. TLC forever. Thank you!” said Chilli, who embraced T-Boz as they walked offstage.

TLC will release a greatest hits album on October 15 on LaFace/Epic Records featuring four new songs, with contributions from Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Dallas Austin, and Lil Mama.

On October 21, VH1 will premiere the made-for-TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story starring KeKe Palmer as Chilli, Drew Sidora as T-Boz, and Lil Mama as Left Eye.

Watch highlights from their reunion performance below.

Chilli and T-Boz

Chilli and T-Boz

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37 Comments

  1. YO!

    OH NO THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING! :(

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    Lara Reply:

    @YO!, I hope U mean the fucking playback?! I dont really care about Lil Mama.

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  2. MuuzikFiend

    LOL @ someone screaming “Who’s THAT?!” when Lil Mama came out!!! They KILLED it though!

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    Popintl Reply:

    @MuuzikFiend, LMAOOOOOOO, actually they said WHO DA F*** IS THAT????

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    Popintl Reply:

    @Popintl, @2:51

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    meme Reply:

    @Popintl, lmfaooooooooooooooo screams. she did well tho

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    Popintl Reply:

    @meme, She did do good, but that was still funny as hell.

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    MuuzikFiend Reply:

    @Popintl, I can’t!!!!

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Popintl, I AM HOLLERING!!!

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  3. Realistically

    TLC > Destiny’s Child

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    Mimi Reply:

    @Realistically, Really? Dont get me wrong but this performance was bullshit, just playback, they better than that. I mean u cant really compare this twos,they´re too different

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    Lara Reply:

    @Realistically, TLC=better dancer, but also good singers, DC= better singers, but also good dancers

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    TLC Forever Reply:

    @Lara, how can you even compare the two , its obvious isn’t it not hating on DC but TLC are the best r b female group in history !! C’mon they defined a decade ! The awards are there to prove it . Unlike DC TLC doesn’t replace any of there members ! Just saying love yah tlc :)

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  4. BEDSTUYFLY

    THAT’S SO NICE. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE HATE TOWARDS LIL MAMA. SHE’S A SWEET GIRL, WHO LOST HER MOM AND IS TRYING TO FIND HER PLACE IN THIS MUSIC INDUSTRY. THAT’S ALL.

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    Truth Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Completely agree. People just feel the need to hate to make them selves feel better about themselves but the reality of it is shes just a girl who made her dreams come true while people are just sitting on the sidelines gossiping thats all.

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  6. Mykee

    I think Lil Mama was a little EXTRA…lip syncing and then dancing waaaaay harder than TBoz AND Chili…&& lowkey…Lil Mama look like Ciara a little in that black and white pic!! LOL!

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  8. Reality

    Lowkey, Lil Mama did an amazing job!! I wouldn’t mind her sticking around and filling in that slot during the tour…and possibly more than one single.

    Her voice fits pretty well with theirs….just saying.

    T—-Tboz
    L—-Lil Mama
    C—-Chili

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  9. Sharp Tongue

    Who the fuck is that? *Dies Of Laughter*

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  11. K

    Why did the bring Lil mam out,didn’t they now that she was going to get dis,people is going to believe they are trying to replace left eyes,it don’t matter that they saying they an’t trying to replace her they brought out lil mama,what if they keep bring her on tour what then,i an’t no fan of Lil mama but she is getting disrespect by the fans and thats never a good look,tlc should stop putting her through that.

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  12. Truth

    Lil Mama would honestly be the best fit for the group if they really wanted a new member. People need to stop hating on Lil Mama. Shes talented and her roll in the TLC Story will be self explanatory. Let her talent speak for itself.

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  14. TLC FAN

    Ammmmmazing, I Love it. Lil Mama was fantastic, YES. My girlz did their thing. I am proud and we can’t wait for more. What a comeback, well-done TLC!!!!!

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  15. Kyle

    The performance as a whole was dull but they’ve been gone for so long so I kind of expected that. I’m just glad they are back and doing this because there is no denying their legacy. Does Chilli ever age!? That woman always looks amazing!!! T-Boz has definitely aged but I still love her. And I agree with the comments above, it’s so sad how people always hate on Lil’ Mama! Her album, “VYP” really impressed me when she dropped that like 5 years ago. She can spit and she has always kept it classy. What an honor to be up there on stage with them. Get it girl!

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  17. DK TO rwk down

    people Probably didn’t know who she was that probably why someone said Who the F is that. Lil mama did Good job and TLC performance is Amazing

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  20. TLC Forever

    Kudos to lil mAma for “temporarily” filling in for left eye she did a great job, I don’t see why there’s so much hate for her goh she fit the part perfectly !! Awesome performance man ! Lil mama you rocked ! TLC still going hard after 20 years few singers can do that love t boz low sexy voice and daang chilli do you ever age ??!! Amazing performance can’t wait for the biopic :O

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  22. TLC

    Im ready for the movie and the album already. Lil Mama did that choreography justice.

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  23. The Crowd Updater

    Really thought that was Ciara in the first pic for a second…
    But let’s be for real, I don’t care how hard TLC may be struggling, they don’t need to keep this Lil Mama shit up. They helping her more than she helping them.

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    CoolieJ Reply:

    @The Crowd Updater,

    But who’s to say they’re struggling though?

    Besides me, a lot of people are definitely here for TLC. That kind of legacy just doesn’t die out.

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  24. As

    Lil mama is the only one that had flow lil mama needs to come with new music

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  25. ItmustBe

    that was da bomb– so happy 4 the comeback!

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