Wednesday, June 25, 2008

TLC, SWV & EN VOGUE WITH ALICIA KEYS AT 2008 B.E.T. AWARDS.

Alicia Keys served up a girl power treat at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (6.24.2008) when she performed with SWV, En Vogue and the remaining members of the history-making, multi-platinum girl-band of all girl-bands TLC. Keys had arguably the greatest performance of the night and one of the best in the history of the BET Awards.

To reiterate my last post informing you guys of the 'surprise performance': Keys began her set with her hit song Teenage Love Affair, then segued into classics by top female R&B acts of the 1990s. Members of SWV, Taj, Lelee and Coco (humph...that's funny--if you used each girl's first initial of her name, you'd have TLC! LOL! Too bad the real TLC nabbed it first!) were the first group out the gate as the three women came out performing Weak; The Funky Divas a.k.a. En Vogue including Dawn—— stepped onstage for Hold On; and before Alicia could get the letters TLC out of her mouth good, the audience was already up on their feet awaiting the arrival of TLC's remaining members T-Boz and Chilli while singing along to the first verse of TLC's Waterfalls--cue Kanye West and Melody of the Pussycat Dolls. Emotional to the say the least. I, for one, got goosebumps at seeing the girls on stage again...and I damn near cried when I realized Lisa's rap verse wasn't incorporated into the set...then again, maybe that was a good thing because there's no telling how many folks would've been wiping tears and just all-out crying at watching Lisa 'perform' alongside her bandmates/sisters. But then again me and my baby sister had no problem rapping Lisa's part for her! LOL! She's is truly, truly missed. However, thanks to a Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes fan, Lopes was indeed there with her girls both in spirit (and image)....just check out the photo up above

In all, the reunions of SWV, En Vogue and TLC were the first for the respective groups in years. And it was the one and only time that all three groups have performed on stage together. I have always loved me some Alicia Keys. Always. But after last night, I will forever love me some Alicia Keys! Whether folks think the ladies' performances could have been better or if one group looked better than the other isn't even up for debate (although you can't deny the fact that after all of these years, Tionne and Chilli...as well as the ladies of En Vogue--Dawn included...and even Maxine with her preggy belly--still look as good today as they did back in the day!)..the fact that Alicia thought enough of them and in her eyes, deemed them each worthy enough to pay homage to them----especially TLC--is better than any performance--good or bad--that night. So, thank you, thank you, thank you Alicia, for taking us back down memory lane...the trip was nostalgically bittersweet.




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MORE PICTURES OF TLC, EN VOGUE & SWV PERFORMING WITH ALICIA AFTER THE JUMP! I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THE PICTURES.




8 comments:

TLC4LIFE said...

SOUTHERNGURL YOU ROCK! WE TLC FANS SO APPRECIATE YOU SHOWING LOVE TO OUR GIRLS! THANK YOU SO MUCH. I ONLY WISH TIONNE AND ROZONDA KNEW HOW MUCH LOVE YOU SHOW THEM ON YOUR BLOG!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

KOOL, TLC ROCKS!!! I LOVE THEM

Anonymous said...

4sho!!! Somebody need 2 call them up right now and tell'em tey got a tru friend in SOUTHERNGURL!!!

Anonymous said...

Excuse my spelling in the previous comment,but i get so amped up when it comes to TLC.

Nairobi said...

Beautiful article! you almost made me cry!

Mina said...

Why in the hell is Coco and Taj so fucking fat? Taj looks like a stuff sausage in that dress!! Did she bother to try it on before walking out on stage. Ugghhh!!!

Anonymous said...

TLC-WHEW TOOK ME BACK!!! MADE ME THINK I WAS YOUNG AGAIN. THOSE WILL ALWAYS BE MY GIRRRRLS!

Anonymous said...

Hope Chilli's album does well. She truly deserves it!!!

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