CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013) - full transcript

The story of Legendary hip hop/r&b/pop trio TLC. The group rose to fame in 1991 when they signed to LaFace Records, releasing their multi-platinum debut. Their 1994 follow-up, CrazySexyCool sold over 22 million copies, and Fanmail sold over 10 million copies in 1999. This group experienced bankruptcy, illness, group fights, and death. All the while dominating the charts and the music industry.

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I REMEMBER TELLING MY MAMA

I'’M GONNA BE
A BIG STAR ONE DAY.

IT DIDN'’T MATTER
WHERE I CAME FROM.

IT DIDN'’T MATTER
WE DIDN'’T HAVE MONEY

TO PAY OUR BILLS, YOU KNOW?

ALL THREE OF US HAD THAT,
THAT STRUGGLE.

CHILLI GREW UP
WITHOUT A DADDY FROM DAY ONE,

SHE ALWAYS HAD
THAT BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT, YOU KNOW,

THAT JUST WANTED TO DANCE
AND SING AND BE HEARD

NO MATTER HOW HARD THINGS WERE.

ME?



[laughs]

I WAS JUST TRYING
TO BE ALL THAT, YOU KNOW.

DADDY GONE, NO MONEY.

I HUNG ONTO MY FANTASY, THOUGH,
AND MY COOL.

AND LISA?

[laughs]

LISA WAS A WILD,
CREATIVE KID.

I MEAN, SHE COULD DO ANYTHING:

SING, WRITE, MAKE POETRY,
MAKE ART.

HER DRILL SERGEANT DADDY
WAS A HARD DRINKING MAN.

SHE PERFORMED JUST TO TRY
AND GET HIS LOVE.

DID WE KNOW HOW MAJOR WE'’D GET?

WELL, LISA WOULD SAY
SHE KNEW IT ALL ALONG.

BUT SEE, THAT WAS THE THING,
IT DID HAPPEN FOR US.



I MEAN, OUR MOMENT CAME,

AND WE TOOK IT
ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP.

OUR MUSIC REALLY TOOK US THERE,
YOU KNOW?

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR SONGS
CAME FROM THE HEART.

ALL THE LOVE WE HAD,
AND THE LOSS WE WENT THROUGH.

THOSE SONGS TOLD OUR STORIES,
FOR REAL.

- ♪ I KNEW WHEN I FELL FOR YOU

♪ IT WASN'’T WHEN I WANTED TO ♪

♪ BUT YOU WERE ACTING
SO INTO ME ♪

- ♪ AU-TO-MATIC

- ♪ WENT REAL GOOD
FOR A MONTH OR TWO ♪

♪ JUST LIKE EVERY RELATIONSHIP

♪ WE GOTTA EARN THAT TRUST TOO

♪ AND CAN'’T GET IT BABY ♪

- ♪ I KNEW WHEN YOU
STARTED TO CHANGE ♪

♪ WE COULD NEVER BE THE SAME

♪ I COULD DO IT
WHEN YOU DO IT TO ME ♪

- ♪ AU-TO-MATIC

- ♪ I KNEW IF IT CAME TO BE

♪ WE WOULD GET A CHANCE TO SEE

♪ A SIDE OF EACH OTHER

♪ THAT WE BOTH DIDN'’T KNOW ♪

- ♪ WHAT DID YOU WANT

- ♪ AND I WANTED TO BE
YOUR LADY ♪

- ♪ I CAN BE COOL

- ♪ BUT IF YOU'’RE
GONNA ACT CRAZY ♪

- ♪ WHAT YOU WANT

- ♪ BABY, THAT'’S JUST ♪

♪ JUST AUTOMATIC

- ATLANTA WAS THE CITY,
DECATUR WAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD,

AND JELLYBEANS WAS THE SPOT.

THE HIP HOP STYLE OF THE SOUTH
WAS BORN OUT OF THIS RINK;

FROM THE CLOTHES, TO THE LINGO,
TO THE DANCE MOVES.

SEE, ON THE DANCE FLOOR,

IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE GUYS

AND THE GIRLS WERE JUST WATCHING
ON THE SIDE LINES.

BUT I WASN'’T INTERESTED
IN JUST WATCHING.

I WANTED IN
ON THE BOY'’S CLUB.

I MEAN, WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE
ALL THE FUN?

[crowd cheers]

- YO D, LET ME DANCE
ON YOUR CREW, MAN.

I DON'’T KNOW ABOUT THAT,
SHORTY.

TIONNE, I'’VE BEEN
LOOKING FOR YOU.

WHAT'’S GOOD, MARIE?

IAN BURKE REALLY LIKES YOU
FOR THAT GIRL GROUP.

NAW, I AIN'’T TRYIN'’ TO BE
IN NO GIRL GROUP.

THIS GIRL CRYSTAL
IS GETTING IT TOGETHER.

THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.

COME ON,
YOU CAN SING.

I'’M JUST TRYIN'’ TO DANCE.

WELL, PEBBLES IS STARTING
HER OWN LABEL

HERE IN ATLANTA.

YOU TALKIN'’ ABOUT PEBBLES
AS IN,

"DON'’T YOU WANNA RIDE IN MY
MERCEDES, BOY?" PEBBLES?

MM-HMM.
I CAN HOOK IT UP.

YOU KNOW I DO PEBBLES HAIR,
RIGHT?

PEBBLES IS MARRIED TO
L.A. REID OF LA FACE RECORDS.

THEY'’RE KILLIN'’ IT IN ATLANTA,

SIGNIN'’ FOLKS
AND GETTING RECORDS MADE,

FOR REAL.

GIRL GROUP OR NOT,

I WASN'’T ABOUT TO PASS UP
ON THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I MEAN, CRYSTAL
DID HAVE THE CONNECT,

BUT I HAD TO BRING
SOME INSURANCE

THAT OUR GROUP WOULD BE HOT.

AND I KNEW JUST THE VOICE

THAT WAS BIG ENOUGH
TO STAND OUT.

- ♪ AND EVERY TIME
I TURN AROUND ♪

♪ HE TRYIN'’ TO SPEND THE NIGHT ♪

♪ BUT I BE LIKE WHOOP

♪ I GOT MONEY TO MAKE

♪ AND EVERY TIME
HE TURN AROUND ♪

♪ HE FIND A RUMP TO SHAKE

♪ AND WHEN HE TALK SLICK,
'’BOUT THE STICK ♪

♪ REALLY TRYIN'’ TO HIT ♪

♪ TELL A BROTHA'’ COME LEGIT ♪

♪ IF IT'’S ME YOU TRYIN'’ TO GET ♪

♪ I'’M EDUCATIN'’ AND I LOVE IT
AND IT WON'’T STOP,

♪ TAKIN'’ IT STRAIGHT
TO THE TIGGITY TIGGITY TOP ♪

♪ WITH GOD AS MY WITNESS

♪ NO YOU CAN'’T FLIP THIS
♪ OR KICK THIS

♪ OR FLIPS OR FLOW
HOW I HITS IT ♪

ALL RIGHT FOLKS,

PUT THE MONEY IN THE HAT

AND PROMISE
YOU'’LL BE RIGHT BACK.

- THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

- OKAY, ALL RIGHT NOW.

YO, LISA, DOPE.

TIONNE, WHAT UP GIRL?

THIS IS CRYSTAL,
WHO I WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT.

- HEY, CRYSTAL.
NICE TO MEET YOU.

YOU TOO.

I LIKE YOUR RHYMES.
YOU GOT FLAVOR, GIRL.

I KNOW IT,
'’CAUSE I'’M ABOUT TO BLOW UP.

I GOT MY WHOLE SETUP.

YEAH, SHE'’LL BE PERFECT
FOR THE GROUP.

GIRL, TELL ME SOMETHING
THAT I DON'’T KNOW.

[laughter]

- OH, MY GOD.

FOOD READY, GIRLS.

ENJOY.

THANK YOU.

DANG, LISA,
WHEN'’S THE LAST TIME YOU ATE?

TOO DAMN LONG, GIRL.

YOU KNOW,
I FEEL YOU ON THAT.

IT USED TO BE ME AND MY MOMS E

ATING WATERMELON
AND POPCORN FOR DINNER,

'’CAUSE THAT'’S ALL WE COULD
SCRAPE TOGETHER.

I FEEL YOU.

MM-HMM.

I HEARD YOU CAME DOWN
FROM PHILLY

WITH $100 AND A KEYBOARD

AND JUST POSTED UP, LIKE...

- [laughs]

BELIEVE THAT,
I HAD TO GET OUT OF THERE.

IT WAS HECTIC BACK HOME.

YOU KNOW, MY FAMILY'’S CRAZY,

BUT THIS IS WHERE IT'’S AT.

SO, WHAT, YOUR FOLKS COOL
WITH YOU BEIN'’ DOWN HERE?

MY DAD, NO,

AND I DON'’T GET IT,
'’CAUSE THIS DUDE IS A MUSICIAN.

DON'’T EVEN TRIP,
MY FOLKS DID MUSIC.

YOU KNOW, MY DAD HAD THE BAND,
MY MAMA WAS SINGING BACKUP,

AND HE ENDED UP
CHOOSING MUSIC OVER US,

SO WE HAD TO BE OUT,

AND THAT'’S HOW IT BE SOMETIMES.

YOU KNOW WHAT,
I THINK WITH MY DAD,

IT JUST WAS NOBODY WAS EVER
GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM, YOU KNOW?

I GUESS BEIN'’ IN THE MILITARY
MADE HIM HARD TO PLEASE.

BUT HE GONNA SEE, THOUGH.

YEAH, HE DEFINITELY GONNA SEE,

'’CAUSE I'’MA MAKE HIM PROUD.

'’CAUSE I'’M FITTIN'’ TO BLOW UP.

BLOW IT UP.

LA FACE RECORDS:

THE MOTOWN OF THE SOUTH, BABY.

OWNED BY BABYFACE
AND L.A. REID.

NOBODY MADE IT
WITHOUT GOING THROUGH L.A.

LADIES?

YOU CAN GO IN NOW.

♪ I GOT A MEETING
IN THE LADIES ROOM ♪

I DON'’T NEED THIS.

♪ I'’LL BE BACK REAL SOON ♪

THAT'’S WHAT I GET
FOR BEING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

♪ I'’VE GOT A MEETING
IN THE LADIES ROOM ♪

WHERE'’S MY JEWELRY?

♪ I'’LL BE BACK REAL SOON ♪

CAN WE TALK?

♪ I DON'’T MIND ♪

♪ BUT CAN YOU WATCH
YOUR MAN? ♪

♪ I THINK YOU BETTER
WATCH YOUR MAN ♪

- [coughs]

♪ '’CAUSE GIRL HE'’S GONNA ♪

[clears throat]

♪ LIKE NOBODY ELSE CAN

♪ ALL THE GIRLS
ARE WATCHIN'’ HIM ♪

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, GIRLS.

GOOD JOB, THANK YOU.

MY HUSBAND AND I
WILL DISCUSS THIS,

AND WE'’LL GIVE YOU A CALL.

ALL RIGHT.
THANKS.

LISA, TIONNE,
CAN YOU WAIT A SECOND?

OH, CRYSTAL,
YOU'’RE OKAY, YOU CAN GO.

THANK YOU.

I LOVE YOU TWO,
BUT HER?

SHE'’S GOT TO GO.

I'’LL GIVE YOU A CALL
DURING THE WEEK.

GOOD JOB, GOOD JOB.

THANKS.
THANK YOU.

both: YO, WE KILLED IT!

[laughter]

WE KILLED IT!

WE '’BOUT TO BLOW UP.

LET ME CALL MY DAD.

OH, MY GOD, GIRL.

YEAH, HELLO?

IT'’S LISA.

MAN, I'’VE BEEN TRYIN'’
TO REACH Y'’ALL ALL DAY.

LET ME SPEAK TO DAD.

WHAT?

HE'’S BEEN SHOT?

WHAT?

I MEAN, WELL, HE'’S ALL RIGHT,
THOUGH, RIGHT?

I MEAN, HE'’S--
HE'’S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT?

HE GOOD?

NO LIE, SAME EXACT DAY
LISA WALKED OUT

WITH THE BEST NEWS OF HER LIFE,

SHE GETS THE WORST NEWS
OF HER LIFE.

WE FOUND OUT REAL FAST JUST HOW
CRAZY OUR LIVES WOULD BE.

THREE, FOUR, FIVE,
SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT.

- THE ATL
WAS FULL OF BACKUP DANCERS.

CAN YOU TELL WHICH ONE IS ME?

YEAH, I'’M JUST ANOTHER PERFORMER
LOST IN THE BACKGROUND.

BUT THAT WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

LADIES, GIVE ME FIVE MINUTES,
OKAY?

WHAT IS PEBBLES DOING HERE?

SHE'’S PUTTING TOGETHER
A GIRL GROUP.

NOW, THAT'’S
WHAT I'’M TALKIN'’ ABOUT.

YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO SING.

WHO SAID I CAN'’T SING?

PLEASE, GIRL,
YOU A BACKUP DANCER

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

WELL,
I'’M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

PEBBLES, ROZANDA.

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

WELL, DO YOU KNOW
I CAN SING TOO?

OH, REALLY?
ROZANDA, YOU'’RE NOT--

♪ WON'’T YOU ♪

♪ JUST GIVE ME A CHANCE

♪ CHANCE?

OKAY, ROZANDA.

I'’LL CALL YOU.

- WHAT ABOUT FINISHING SCHOOL?

IT'’S PEBBLES, MOM.

I'’M AUDITIONING FOR PEBBLES.

YOU SURE ABOUT THIS, HUH?

SHE'’S PUTTING TOGETHER
A GIRL GROUP,

AND THIS IS MY MOMENT.

I GOT TO GO FOR IT.

GOT TO GO FOR IT.

GIRL, YOU'’VE BEEN SAYING THIS

SINCE YOU COULD STAND
ON TWO FEET.

[laughter]

OKAY, YOU'’RE AN ADULT, RO,

AND YOU NEED TO DO
WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.

I CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ANY TIME, BUT THIS?

I GOT TO GO FOR THIS.

IT'’S MY DREAM.

I DON'’T WANT TO LOOK BACK
AND THINK,

"WISH I'’D DONE THAT."

I DON'’T WANT ANY REGRETS.

NO REGRETS, BABY.

WHAT TIME IS IT, MAN?

WHERE IS SHE?

YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH.

LET'’S DO THIS.

HEY, GIRLS!

LISA LOPES,
TIONNE WATKINS,

THIS IS ROZANDA THOMAS.

WE'’RE GONNA SEE
IF THIS MIGHT WORK.

HEY, IT'’S SO GREAT
TO MEET Y'’ALL!

ROZANDA'’S BEEN DANCING
FOR DAMIAN DAME,

BUT SHE'’S GOT
SOME PIPES TOO.

OKAY.

DALLAS, GREAT,
THANKS FOR COMING.

WHY DON'’T YOU COME
AND SET UP OVER HERE?

LISA, ROZANDA,
THIS IS DALLAS AUSTIN.

AND YOU TWO KNOW EACH OTHER.

WHAT'’S UP, T?
WHAT UP, D?

HOW DID YOU FIND HIM, TIONNE?

I LOVE HIS TAPES,
LOVE HIS MIXES.

WE GO WAY BACK, RIGHT?
SCHOOL.

JELLYBEANS.

HE THE REAL JAM TOO.

DALLAS HAS SOME TRACKS
I WANT YOU GIRLS TO WORK WITH.

SO WE'’LL LISTEN TO IT
AND GIVE IT A TRY.

HEY, HEY!

OKAY! OKAY.

LET ME SEE WHAT YOU GOT.
COME ON.

OKAY.

YEAH.

THAT'’S DOPE.

UH-HUH, OKAY.

THAT'’S NICE.

LET'’S TRY TO--OH.

THAT'’S CRAZY.

UH-HUH.

OKAY, SO YOU GUYS
GOT THE LYRICS, RIGHT?

WELL, LET'’S RUN THIS CHORUS
REAL QUICK.

ALL RIGHT.

♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ WILL THEY STAND THEIR GROUND

♪ WILL THEY
LET YOU DOWN AGAIN? ♪

GET IN A LITTLE HARMONY.

both:
♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ ARE THEY GONNA BE LOW DOWN?

♪ WILL THEY EVER BE AROUND?

♪ OR WILL THEY TURN
THEIR BACKS ON YOU? ♪

THAT'’S HOT RIGHT THERE.

I DEFINITELY COULD KICK
A RHYME TO THAT.

- ♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ WILL THEY STAND
THEIR GROUND? ♪

♪ WILL THEY LET YOU DOWN?

♪ YEAH

♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ ARE THEY GONNA BE LOW DOWN?

♪ WILL THEY EVER BE AROUND?

- ♪ WELL, IS IT ME

♪ OR CAN IT BE

♪ I AM A LITTLE TOO FRIENDLY

♪ SO TO SPEAK

♪ HYPOTHETICALLY

♪ SAY I SUPPLY CREATIVITY

♪ TO WHAT OTHERS MUST TAKE

♪ AS A FORM OF SELF-HATE

♪ ONLY TO MAKE AN ENEMY

♪ WHICH RESULTS
IN UNFORTUNATE DESTINY ♪

♪ THEY DOG ME OUT

♪ THEN BE NEXT TO ME

♪ JUST CAUSE I AM
WHAT SOME CHOOSE TO ENVY ♪

[claps]

- YES!

I MEAN, IT'’S KIND OF
NEW EDITION, BUT RAP TOO.

STREET,
BUT NOT GHETTO.

YEAH, I LIKE IT.

I LIKE IT.

AND NO GIRLS EVER DONE
ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

I MEAN, THIS ONE,
SHE'’S RAP, RIGHT?

AND THEN YOU'’VE GOT THE FUNK
HIP HOP, YOU KNOW,

WITH THE LOW GROWL.

AND THEN YOU'’VE GOT
THE PRETTY ONE HERE,

REPRESENTING R&B.

AND I LIKE THE MESSAGE,
YOU KNOW?

IT'’S--

IT'’S EMPOWERING.

I'’M EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

YES, YES, YES.

THIS IS VERY NICE,
VERY NICE.

ALL RIGHT,
SO WHAT DO WE CALL THEM?

WELL, I WAS ORIGINALLY
THINKING TLC

FOR TIONNE, LISA, AND CRYSTAL.

NICE.

BUT NOW WE HAVE ROZANDA.

IT'’S NOT GONNA WORK.

WELL, NO, HOLD ON.

I MEAN, WE CAN--
WE CAN STILL DO THAT.

JUST CALL HER SOMETHING ELSE.

LIKE CHILLI,
'’CAUSE SHE'’S SO HOT!

I ALWAYS WANTED A NICKNAME.

I WAS THINKING MAYBE WE COULD
PUT THEM IN SOME HEELS,

MAYBE IN A LIGHT SKIRT.

- ACTUALLY, UM, YOU KNOW,
WE THINK THIS WORKS.

PLUS, AIN'’T NOBODY EVER SEEN
GIRLS DANCE LIKE WE CAN.

YUP, AND DO THAT
BOOTY PUMPIN, RUMP SHAKIN'’.

OKAY, OKAY, FINE, FINE.

I AGREE, BUT YOU ALL
NEED TO WORK, UNDERSTAND?

WE ARE GONNA REHEARSE THIS
INTO THE GROUND.

HOW DO YOU THINK THOSE
MOTOWN ARTISTS GOT SO GOOD?

SUPREMES, JACKSON 5.

YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED,

BECAUSE WHEN I TAKE THIS OUT
AND YOU HIT,

'’CAUSE YOU WILL HIT,

IT'’S GONNA EXPLODE,

AND YOU BETTER BE
READY FOR THAT.

[girls scream]

YO, I'’M TELLIN'’ Y'’ALL,
WE GONNA BE LARGE!

LARGE AND IN CHARGE,
WHAT.

WE '’BOUT TO BLOW UP.

WORD.

MILLIONS OF RECORDS SOLD.

CHILLI, THOUGH,
YOU DID YOUR THANG!

THANKS, GIRL!

SO HOW LONG
HAVE YOU KNOWN DALLAS?

[both scream]

Y'’ALL, HE'’S SEXY AS HELL!

HIS BEATS ARE DOPE.

YO, LOOK, I'’VE KNOWN HIM
FOR YEARS, ALL RIGHT?

NOW, THAT'’S ONE PLAYA.

HE'’S TALENTED, FO SHO,
BUT HE'’S A PLAYA, MAN.

HE AIN'’T EVER GONNA SETTLE DOWN
WITH NOBODY.

HE JUST HASN'’T MET
THE RIGHT GIRL YET.

THAT'’S WHAT ALL THE GIRLS SAY.

I'’LL BE THE ONE.

CAN I GET AN AMEN, THOUGH?

YO CHILLI'’S GOT A CRUSH.

IT'’S NOT LIKE THAT.

IT'’S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT HIM.

IT'’S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT HIM.

[laughter]

- I THINK YOU'’LL FIND THESE
CONTRACTS ARE STANDARD

MANAGEMENT AND LABEL DEALS.

WELCOME TO PEBBITONE
AND THE START OF YOUR CAREERS.

[girls scream]

IT'’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.
WE ABOUT TO BREAK!

OH, MY LORD, Y'’ALL,
WE GONNA BE FAMOUS.

YO, FOR REAL!
THANK YOU, GOD!

- I'’M TELLING YOU.

OH, MY GOSH!

WE'’RE GONNA SET THE TREND
FOR ALL THE YOUNG KIDS

AND SHOW THESE GIRLS
HOW TO GET THIS MONEY.

SPEAKIN'’ OF MONEY,
HOW MUCH WE GETTIN'’?

RIGHT NOW YOU'’LL GET
A WEEKLY STIPEND OF $25,

ENOUGH TO COVER
FOOD AND EXPENSES.

THAT'’S IT?

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.

I'’M INVESTING IN YOU RIGHT NOW.

I'’M PAYING FOR REHEARSAL TIME,
STUDIO TIME,

PROMOTIONS,
AND VIDEOS.

THE MONEY WILL COME IN LATER,
BUT FOR NOW, IT'’S MY RISK.

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS, GIRLS.

IF YOU DON'’T LIKE IT,
YOU DON'’T HAVE TO SIGN.

I COULD FIND THREE OTHER GIRLS
WHO WOULD DO THIS IN A SECOND.

WE JUST KNEW
WE WAS GONNA BE IT.

AND WE BELIEVED SIGNING
THESE PAPERS MEANT

WE WERE GONNA BE
TAKEN CARE OF TOO.

ALL RIGHT, AGAIN.

CUT!

CHILLI, I THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE
A DANCER.

YOU'’RE LAGGIN'’, HON.

WAS I?
DIDN'’T SEEM LIKE IT.

YOU'’RE NOT WATCHIN'’;
I'’M WATCHIN'’.

AGAIN, AND KEEP IT TIGHT.

- WHEN WE GOING TO BREAK
FOR SOME FOOD?

I'’M STARVING.

WE'’LL BREAK
WHEN YOU GET THIS RIGHT.

[...], I'’M HUNGRY.

UH-UH, UH-UH.

I DON'’T WANT TO HEAR LANGUAGE
LIKE THAT.

I HEAR THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE,
I'’M DOCKING YOU FIVE BUCKS.

WE'’RE ONLY MAKIN'’
ABOUT FIVE BUCKS.

HAVE YOU SOLD ANY RECORDS?

[laughs]

COME HERE, GIRLS.

LET'’S HAVE A REAL TALK, OKAY?

IT'’S TIME FOR US TO CHAT, OKAY?

RAP TIME LADIES.

YOU REPRESENT MY LABEL,

AND I WANT YOU TO BE
THE BEST YOU CAN BE, RIGHT?

WE'’RE GOING TO BE LIKE A FAMILY
GETTING THESE RECORDS OUT.

AND I WANT YOU TO THINK OF ME
AS A BIG SISTER,

SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN
THROUGH IT ALL

AND KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES

TO MAKE SOMETHING
LIKE THIS SUCCEED.

GIRLS IN THIS BUSINESS
GET CHEWED UP AND TOSSED OUT,

SO YOU GOT TO BE RESPECTED
AND FLAWLESS.

OKAY.

NO BEIN'’ LATE, NO CURSIN'’,
NO MESSIN'’ AROUND.

IT'’S ALL ABOUT INTEGRITY
AND DIGNITY.

NOBODY REALLY TRUSTS
A LOOSE GIRL.

ALL RIGHT, LET'’S GO.

AGAIN.

DALLAS, KEEP THEM IN REHEARSAL
UNTIL I GET BACK.

YEAH, ALL RIGHT.

YO, CAN WE GET A MINUTE
TO CHILL

SO WE CAN GET OUR FOOD?

NOT NOW, UH-UH, LET'’S GO.

all: NOT NOW, UH-UH, LET'’S GO.

- BETTER BE LUCKY THAT I DON'’T
TAKE THE PHILLY ON HER.

- MM-MM.
OH, NO, YOU DIDN'’T.

NAH, MAN.

YOU NEED TO GET GONE
WITH ALL THAT.

NO, DALLAS!

[funky music]



- ♪ THE CHILLS THAT YOU SPILL
UP MY BACK ♪

♪ KEEP ME FILLED
WITH SATISFACTION ♪

♪ WHEN WE'’RE DONE ♪

♪ SATISFACTION
OF WHAT'’S TO COME ♪

♪ I COULDN'’T ASK FOR ANOTHER ♪

NO, DALLAS.

CAN I SEE YOU LATER?

YEAH?

COOL.

500?

WHAT'’S THAT MEAN?

WHEN I PAGE YOU 500,
THAT MEANS I'’M THINKING OF YOU.

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOIN'’?

I AM DOCKING YOU EACH
TWO WEEKS PAY.

THE RECORD LABEL
IS PAYING FOR THIS STUDIO,

AND THIS MESS IS NOT
COMING OUT OF MY POCKET.

I NEED TO TALK TO YOU, NOW.

DOES IT BOTHER YOU THAT I WEAR
DIAMONDS ON MY FINGERS

AND CARRY CHANEL BAGS?

EXCUSE ME?

I THINK YOUR RESENTMENT

IS UNDERMINING YOUR ABILITY
TO FOLLOW MY DIRECTIONS.

I CLEARLY TOLD YOU GIRLS
NOT TO BE LOOSE.

BUT I'’M NOT!

I'’M SUSPENDING YOU
WITHOUT PAY.

WHAT?

YOU'’RE ON PROBATION, MISSY.

I DON'’T WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE

FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS,
UNDERSTAND?

AND THEN WE'’LL SEE.

- [sighs]

- WE NEED TO REPLACE HER.

NO, NO WAY.

FIND ANOTHER GIRL.

SHE WAS PERFECT, MAN.

ANYONE CAN BE REPLACED,

AND DO NOT TALK TO HER.

I'’LL ANNOUNCE THE AUDITIONS
ON THE RADIO.

WHAT DID I DO?

I DON'’T KNOW WHAT I DID.

CAN YOU PLEASE,
PLEASE TALK TO HER?

SHE'’S MESSED UP, RO.

I MEAN, I DON'’T KNOW
IF THERE IS ANYTHING

I COULD ACTUALLY DO.

WE'’RE BACK HERE AT HOT 107.8.

HEY, FOR ALL OF YOU
HIP-HOP AND R&B FANS

WHO WANT TO BE SUPERSTARS,

PEBBLES OF LA FACE RECORDS
IS HAVING AUDITIONS

FOR HER NEW R&B GROUP.

SO IF YOU THINK YOU GOT
WHAT IT TAKES

AND CAN CARRY A TUNE,

HEAD ON DOWN TO DOPPLER STUDIOS
THIS SATURDAY ONLY.

♪ BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY

♪ I GOT SO MUCH LOVE IN ME

♪ OH, BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY

♪ '’CAUSE IF YOU WANNA
GET ME OFF ♪

REALLY?

COME ON, LISA, MAN.

GIRL, I NEED MY COOLER
TO GET THROUGH THIS.

♪ BABY, BABY, BABY

♪ I GOT SO MUCH LOVE IN ME

♪ OH BABY, BABY

♪ BABY, BABY, BABY

♪ '’CAUSE IF YOU WANNA
GET ME OFF ♪

- THOSE ARE HER VOCALS?

YOU JOKIN'’, RIGHT?

I CAN SING.

I'’M IN THIS THING.

OH, REALLY?

YES, I AM.

YOU KNOW IT'’S A TALENT

TO KNOW YOU DON'’T HAVE TALENT,
RIGHT?

IN OTHER WORDS,
WHAT SHE'’S SAYIN'’ IS, BABY,

DON'’T QUIT YOUR
DAY JOB, OKAY?

BYE, BYE, BYE.
- BYE, BYE NOW.

[laughter]

LOOK, I'’M TELLING YOU,
THERE IS NOBODY.

NOBODY.

FOR REAL.

I MEAN, WE DA BOMB WITH HER.

YEAH.

FINE, BUT YOU BETTER MAKE SURE

SHE'’S READY FOR THAT
VIDEO SHOOT NEXT WEEK.

OUR GIRL IS BACK.

both: YEAH!

[telephone rings]

HELLO?

- WHAT UP, CHILLI?
- YO, CHILLI.

YOU BACK IN THE GROUP, GIRL.
- BACK IN THE FOLD.

- QUIT PLAYIN'’,
ARE YOU FOR REAL?

YUP!

- I'’M BACK IN?
YOU BACK IN.

- LOOK, DON'’T PLAY WITH ME NOW.

I'’M NOT PLAYIN'’.

WE GOT REHEARSAL AT 3:00.

ALL RIGHT.
BE THERE.

- COOL, THEN.

I'’LL SEE YOU ALL THEN.
- ALL RIGHT.

- OKAY, BYE.

[knocks on door]

ROZANDA.

BABY, YOU OKAY?

YEAH, I'’M OKAY.

- HOW YOU GONNA HAVE THIS BABY?

WE'’RE SHOOTIN'’ THE VIDEO
AND THEN WE'’RE RECORDING.

- I WANT THIS BABY DALLAS.

ALL I EVER WANTED
WAS TO BE A MOM.

YOU CAN HAVE ANOTHER BABY.

YOU'’VE GOT YOUR WHOLE FUTURE
AHEAD OF YOU.

OKAY?

IT'’S GONNA AFFECT YOUR CAREER
MORE THAN MINE, I'’M JUST--

BUT IT'’S YOUR CHOICE.

- I'’M SO SORRY.

[knocks]

- BOO?

BABY, THE GIRLS ARE HERE.

THERE SHE IS.

OUR TLC SISTER,
BACK IN THE FOLD.

YOU OKAY?

YOU STILL BLEEDING?

A LOT?

HOW BAD DID IT HURT?

YO, QUIT ASKING HER [...]!

MAN, I'’M JUST SAYIN.

THAT'’S ROUGH.

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,

I'’D TAKE A BUNCH OF CLOTHES,

AND I'’D BALL THEM UP
AND PUT THEM UNDER MY SHIRT,

AND I'’D WALK AROUND
LIKE I WAS PREGNANT.

I MEAN, FOR REAL,
WITH MY HAND ON MY BACK

AND MOVIN'’ SIDE TO SIDE.

I JUST KNEW THAT ONE DAY
I'’M GONNA BE A MOM, YOU KNOW?

I REALLY WANTED THAT BABY,
YOU KNOW?

THAT'’S MESSED UP, MAN.

YOU SHOULD'’VE KEPT IT.

HOW, WHEN SHE GOT TO SING
AND DANCE?

WITH THE BAGGY CLOTHES
WE WEAR,

SHE COULD HAVE HID IT,
YOU KNOW WHAT I'’M SAYIN?

WELL, THAT'’S KINDA TRUE.

KIND OF LIKE THIS.
- LET ME SEE.

YEAH,
THAT'’S WHAT I'’M TALKIN ABOUT.

BE LIKE THIS,
AND YOU CAN'’T REALLY SEE IT.

AND YOU KNOW, SHE JUST...

- YOU STUPID, LISA.

GIRL, JUST WATCH
WHEN WE BLOW UP.

WE GONNA MAKE THIS ONE COUNT.

BELIEVE THAT.

YOU WOULDN'’T HAPPEN TO HAVE
THESE IN POLKA-DOT, WOULD YOU?

♪ YO, IF I NEED IT
IN THE MORNING ♪

♪ OR THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

- ♪ I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG,
NO ♪

- ♪ IF THE LOVIN'’ IS STRONG ♪

♪ THEN HE GOT IT GOIN'’ ON AND ♪

- ♪ I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG,
NO ♪

- ♪ TWO INCHES OR A YARD

♪ ROCK HARD
OR IF IT'’S SAGGIN'’ ♪

- ♪ I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG,
NO ♪

- ♪ SO IT AIN'’T LIKE
I'’M BRAGGIN'’ ♪

♪ JUST JOIN THE PADDYWAGON

♪ '’CAUSE I AIN'’T TOO PROUD ♪

- ♪ I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG,
NO ♪

CUT.

YO, THIS IS OUR VIDEO.

OUR VIDEO,
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

MAN, THIS IS REAL MAN.

THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS!

both: MM-MM-MM, YEAH!

THIS IS IT.

- YO.

- RIGHT.

- YO, FOR REAL, THOUGH,
I'’M LOSING ALL THIS WEIGHT,

ALL THIS DANCIN'’ AND REHEARSIN'’.

LIKE, LOOK AT MY DANG DRAWERS
IS SAGGY, LOOK!

GIRL, LOOK AT YOUR BAGGY
PANTIES, SIT DOWN!

- YO, WHAT'’S WRONG, CHILLI?

I KNOW YOU'’RE NOT OVER THERE
TRIPPIN'’ ON DALLAS.

I HEARD HE WAS WITH
THAT DANCING GIRL LAST NIGHT.

GIRL, YOU NEED NOT TO BE
WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE
WORRIED ABOUT

IS TRYIN'’ TO GET A NEW CAR.

YOU CAN SEE THE PARKING LOT
THROUGH THE FLOOR.

YOU KNOW WHAT, YOUR CAR
IS KINDA AFFLICTED THOUGH.

OKAY, Y'’ALL KNOW WHAT,

NEITHER ONE OF YOU GOT A CAR,

SO YOU NEED TO QUIT COMPLAININ'’
ABOUT MINE.

WHATEVER, LOOK.

I'’VE GOT SOME NEW RHYMES
I'’VE BEEN WORKIN ON.

I WAS THINKING THAT WE COULD DO

THIS WHOLE FUTURISTIC,
INTERGALACTIC THING.

KINDA LIKE PARLIAMENT,

BUT ALL OF US ZOOMIN'’ DOWN
IN ROCKET SHIPS.

CHECK IT OUT.

♪ I'’MA SHOOT YOU DOWN ♪

♪ MY FORCEFIELD SHIELD

♪ WRECK YOUR PLANETARY YIELD

♪ I'’M YOUR STARSHIP SURVIVOR,
BABY ♪

♪ LET ME BE YOUR ALIEN LADY

WE COULD DO PALE GREEN SKIN.

- MM-MM. MM-MM.

- WHAT?

YO, NO.
IT'’S DOPE!

NO, IT'’S JUST
NOT OUR THING LISA.

LIKE, WE'’RE THAT TOUGH,
POSITIVE CREW

WITH A REAL DOWN TO EARTH
MESSAGE, SO...

- SO PEOPLE GONNA WANT TO SEE US
CHANGE IT UP.

WE GOT TO GET PEOPLE
LISTENING FIRST.

YEAH, NOTHING TO CHANGE
IF IT AIN'’T OUT THERE YET.

FINE, [...] IS DA BOMB.

WE GOT A NEW HIT BY ONE OF
ATLANTA'’S VERY OWN TLC

IT'’S CALLED,
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

[girls scream]

- GOT TO GET ME OUT OF THIS CAR!

- OH, MY GOD.

YES, WE ON THE RADIO!

DADDY, I TOLD YOU
I WAS GONNA MAKE IT!

WHOO!

- TODAY ON THE WEEK IN ROCK:

ALBUM AND CONCERT NEWS
ON METALLICA,

HOW WHITE ZOMBIE IS
HANDLING RUN-AWAY SUCCESS,

BUT, FIRST, THE NEW LA FACE
GIRL GROUP TLC

BURSTS ONTO THE SCENE WITH
THEIR DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO.

I'’M REPORTING LIVE FROM
THE TLC VIDEO SHOOT

WHERE APPARENTLY THREE YOUNG
GIRLS FROM THE HOOD

ARE GOING TO SHOOT
THEIR VERY FIRST VIDEO.

- I'’M THE T.

- TIGGITY-TIGGITY-TIGGITY T-BOZ.

I'’M THE LIGGY-LIGGY LEFT-EYE.

- I'’M THE "C."

all: BRINGIN'’ THE CHILL

- CHILLI.

all: AND THAT'’S
OOH ON THE TLC TIP.

WITH THEIR INOVATIVE BLEND
OF RHYTHMN AND BLUES, FUNK,

BRIGHT, BAGGY HIP-HOP CLOTHES,
AND CONTROVERSIAL LYRICS...

♪ TWO INCHES OR A YARD,
ROCK HARD OR IF IT'’S SAGGIN'’ ♪

TLC HAS TAKEN
THE PUBLIC BY STORM.

I MEAN, YOU GONNA DO IT.

SHE GONNA DO IT, SO...

- SAFE SEX,
THAT'’S OUR MESSAGE, OKAY?

LIKE, WE'’RE GIRLS
WHO STAND UP FOR OURSELVES.

THEY'’VE ONLY BEEN ON THE SCENE
FOR A FEW SHORT WEEKS,

BUT THESE THREE LADIES
HAVE ALREADY TAKEN ON

THE RECORD INDUSTRY BY STORM.

THEIR SINGLE IS ROCKETING UP
THE BILLBOARD CHARTS,

AND THEY'’RE PERFORMING LIVE
FOR THE FIRST TIME

WHEN THEY JOIN JODECI
AND M.C. HAMMER

ON THEIR SOLD OUT WORLD TOUR.

ALL THE DREAMIN'’, PRETENDIN'’,
AND DANCIN'’ IN THE MIRROR

CAME DOWN TO THIS MOMENT.

I MEAN, IT FELT LIKE
THE WORLD WAS ASKIN'’ US,

WERE WE FOR REAL
OR JUST STILL DREAMIN'’?

ALL RIGHT, GIRLS.

THIS IS WHAT WE'’VE BEEN
WAITIN'’ FOR, YOU READY?

all: YEAH.

ALL RIGHT, Y'’ALL.

TLC MTB.

all: TLC MTB!

TLC MTB!

WHOO!

WHAT DOES MTB MEAN?

MEANT TO BE.

TLC!

YO!

MIC CHECK,
ONE-TWO, ONE-TWO.

WE IN THE HOUSE.

YEAH, COME ON!

all: I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG!

I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG.

- YO, T-BOZ,
IS YA BEIN'’ A BOSS?

CHILLI, WHAT'’S UP
WITH THAT SAUCE?

THIS IS IT.

YO T, STEP ON THAT SHH.

- ♪ THINKIN'’ SHORT
OF WHAT YOU GOT ♪

♪ BETTER GET IT
WHILE IT'’S HOT ♪

♪ AIN'’T NO BETTER LOVE
THAN YOUR OWN ♪

♪ UNMISTAKIN'’ URGE TO BE ♪

♪ SEXIN'’ WITH SOCIETY ♪

♪ HOW CAN YOU BE HAPPY ALONE?

♪ YO, IF I NEED IT
IN THE MORNING

♪ OR THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

- ♪ I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG,
NO ♪

- ♪ IF THE LOVIN'’ IS STRONG ♪

♪ THEN HE GOT IT GOIN'’ ON AND ♪

- ♪ I AIN'’T TOO PROUD,
I AIN'’T TOO PROUD TO BEG ♪

- ♪ BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY

♪ I GOT SO MUCH LOVE IN ME

♪ OH, BABY, BABY

♪ BABY, BABY, BABY

♪ CAUSE IF YOU'’RE GOING
TO GET ME OFF ♪

♪ YOU GOT TO LOVE ME DEEP

♪ LONG AS YOU KNOW

♪ THAT I COULD HAVE

♪ ANY MAN I WANT TO

♪ BABY, THAT'’S ACTUAL
AND FACTUAL ♪

♪ BUT STILL

♪ I CHOOSE YOU

♪ TO BE

♪ WITH ME

♪ AND WORK ON ME

♪ SO YOU BETTER NOT
FLAKE IT UP ♪

all:
♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ WILL THEY
STAND THEIR GROUND? ♪

♪ WILL THEY LET YOU DOWN?

♪ YEAH

♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?

♪ ARE THEY GONNA BE
LOW-DOWN? ♪

♪ BE LOW DOWN

- ♪ ARE THEY GONNA BE AROUND?

♪ BE AROUND

♪ OR WILL THEY
TURN THEIR BACKS ON YOU? ♪

[cheers and applause]

all: TLC!

TLC! TLC!

HEY, GIRLS!

GIRLS, GIRLS.

TLC'’S GOT A NUMBER ONE HIT.

YES!
OKAY.

WE'’VE ALREADY SOLD
500,000 RECORDS,

AND THE ALBUM'’S GOLD!

WHAT?
- YES!

LISTEN, LISTEN,
LISTEN, LISTEN.

"WITH THEIR MIX OF HIP-HOP,
R&B AND FUNK,

"TLC HAS TAPPED INTO
A WIDE RANGE OF TASTES.

"SOMEHOW THE COMBO
OF THE SEXY, FEMINIST,

"AUTHENTIC GIRLS
JUST WORKS.

HOPE TO SEE MORE OF TLC
IN THE FUTURE."

THEY TALKIN'’ ABOUT US
LIKE WE THE NEW BIG THING.

I KNOW, RIGHT?

SO WHY WE AIN'’T RICH, YET?

NOBODY SEES ANY MONEY
UNTIL THE SECOND ALBUM.

THERE'’S COST OF PRODUCTION,
VIDEOS, TOURING COSTS.

THE LABEL ABSORBS
ALL OF THAT

AND THEN GETS REIMBURSED.

WE'’LL BE LUCKY IF WE BREAK EVEN.

NOW, COME ON, LET'’S GO.

- THAT DON'’T SOUND RIGHT.

I THINK WE SHOULD
SEE OUR OWN CONTRACTS.

Y'’ALL, SHE'’LL HAVE A BREAKDOWN
IF WE DO THAT.

WE'’RE NOT DOING
ANYTHING WRONG

BY LOOKIN'’ AT OUR PAPERWORK.

THAT'’S RIGHT.

WE SHOULD AT LEAST
JUST SEE WHAT OUR PAPERS SAY.

PERRI?

HEY, WE GOT SOMETHING
WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

WHAT'’S GOIN'’ ON?

ALL RIGHT, SO, WE NEVER GOT
A COPY OF OUR CONTRACTS,

AND WE JUST THOUGHT
WE SHOULD HAVE THAT.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, JUST TO CHECK '’EM OUT.

MAKE SURE
WE UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING.

YOU DON'’T THINK
I'’VE TAKIN'’ CARE OF YOU?

I HAVE LOVED YOU
AND NURTURED YOU

LIKE YOU WERE MY OWN KIDS.

WE KNOW THAT.
YEAH.

FOR SURE
WE KNOW THAT.

[sighs]

AND YOU DON'’T TRUST ME.

I GOT TO SAY, I'’M KIND OF HURT.

EXCUSE ME.

PERRI.

- WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP
WITH OUR CONTRACTS,

BUT WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE
OF OUR FIRST TOUR,

AND, MAN,
WERE WE HAVING A BLAST.

WHAT'’S UP,
AND WELCOME TO THE TLC SHOW.

WHERE MY GIRLS AT?

HA-HA.

HA-HA.

HIYA, FOLKS.

I'’M THE RAPPER OF THE GROUP.

WHICH ONE OF YOU WROTE "TLC"
IN MUSTARD,

ALL ON THE SIDE
OF HAMMER'’S TOUR BUS?

OH, YOU KNOW.
PENIS ON THE BUS!

- THERE IS A PENIS ON THAT BUS!

PENIS ON THE BUS!

YOU GOT THREE GIRLS
WHO NEVER REALLY LEFT ATLANTA,

AND NOW, WE
WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE.

EVEN TOUGH GIRL TIONNE
GOT HER SWERVE ON

WITH DALVIN FROM JODECI.

FOR REAL, DALVIN?

DON'’T YOU AND JODECI
GOT A SOUND CHECK OR SOMETHING'’?

SEE, ME AND PUFF GOT THIS BET,
RIGHT?

SEE WHO WOULD TALK TO YOU FIRST.

SO WHAT YOU TRYIN'’ TO SAY?

YOU WON?
YEAH.

OUR ALBUM HAD GONE GOLD.

OUR TOUR WAS SOLD OUT
IN EVERY CITY.

MAN, WE THOUGHT
NOTHING COULD STOP US.

- YOU CAN GO.

CHILLI!

TIONNE NEEDS HELP, COME ON!

TIONNE!

YO, YOU GETTING'’ HELP?

QUICK, GET A PILLOW.

CALL 911, WE HAVE A SITUATION
IN DRESSING ROOM 6.

IT'’S GOING TO BE OKAY.

BREATHE.

IS SHE GOING TO BE OKAY?

- OF COURSE
SHE'’S GOING TO BE OKAY.

SHE JUST HAS
THE FLU OR SOMETHIN'’.

HER MOTHER'’S IN THERE
WITH HER,

AND SHE'’LL PROBABLY BE ABLE
TO SEE YOU IN A FEW HOURS

AFTER WE GET HER
THROUGH THIS CRISIS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN CRISIS?

YEAH, I MEAN,
SHE WAS ALL OVER THE STAGE.

NO, SICKLE-CELL CRISIS.

IT'’S A FEATURE
OF HER SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA.

IT CREATES INTENSE PAIN,

AND IT COULD
LEAD TO ORGAN FAILURE.

ORGAN FAILURE?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

BUT SHE'’S GOING TO BE OKAY

FOR OUR SHOW TOMORROW, RIGHT?

TOMORROW?

SHE'’S GOING TO NEED
A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

COUPLE OF WEEKS?

THAT'’S A LOT OF CANCELED SHOWS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
HOW MUCH MONEY

WE'’RE GOING TO LOSE?

POOR TIONNE.

SO WE HAD AN IDEA.

YEAH.

I WAS THINKIN'’,

IF WE TAKE IT
A LITTLE EASY ON THE DANCIN,'’

WE COULD SING THE SONGS.

YOU KNOW,
YOU COULD LEAN UP ON US

WITHOUT REALLY MOVIN'’, YOU KNOW?

[laughter]

YOU ALL STUPID.

TIONNE, YOU OKAY?

I'’M OKAY.

I'’M FINE.

WHY DON'’T YOU GIRLS COME BACK
A LITTLE LATER, OKAY?

MUSIC GOT TO TAKE A BACK SEAT
RIGHT NOW.

OF COURSE.
A'’IGHT, IT'’S COOL.

A'’IGHT, T.

I DON'’T KNOW
IF THIS PERFORMING

IS GOING TO WORK OUT FOR TIONNE.

SHE HAS A LIMITED
LIFE EXPECTANCY,

MAYBE TWENTY MORE YEARS.

NO CHANCE OF HAVING CHILDREN.

SHE NEEDS TO
PRESERVE HER ENERGY.

WE KNOW HER PROGNOSIS.

WE'’VE BEEN HEARIN'’ IT
SINCE SHE WAS A BABY.

I'’M NOT GOIN'’ DIE.

YOU KNOW ABOUT THE DREAM
THAT I ALWAYS HAVE.

I SEE THIS WOMAN ON STAGE,
PERFORMIN'’ AND DANCING

FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

I'’VE BEEN HAVING THIS DREAM
SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,

AND I HAVE IT
OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

I CAN NEVER SEE HER FACE,

BUT I KNEW IT WAS ME.

SO I AIN'’T TRYIN'’ TO DIE.

AND GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY-SO.

THAT'’S RIGHT.

DON'’T YOU FORGET.

- HI, I'’M TABITHA SOREN
WITH AN MTV NEWS BRIEF.

SINGER TIONNE WATKINS,

BETTER KNOWN AS T-BOZ OF
THE CHART TOPPING GROUP TLC,

HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SHE HAS
SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA,

A PAINFUL INHERITED
BLOOD DISEASE

THAT PRIMARY AFFLICTS
PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT.

SICKLE CELL VICTIMS FACE
A DIMINISHED LIFE EXPECTANCY,

AND WHILE DRUGS
AND BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS

CAN HELP ALLEVIATE SYMPTOMS,

THE ONLY POTENTIAL CURE THUS FAR

IS A COSTLY
BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,

WHICH HASN'’T BEEN TRIED
IN PATIENTS OVER 13 YEARS OLD

AND HAS PROVEN FATAL TO SOME.

MTV NEWS.

YOU HEAR IT FIRST.

EVERY TIME
WE GOT KNOCKED DOWN,

WE CAME BACK UP FIGHTING,

'’CAUSE WE KNEW
WE HAD EACH OTHER'’S BACKS.

HOW DO YOU LIKE THE PLACE?

IT'’S NICE.

YEAH.

LOOK AT US GIRLS
BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.

HOW YOU FEELING, TI-TI?

- OH, I'’M FINE.

WELL, YOU'’RE ABOUT TO
FEEL EVEN BETTER.

1 MILLION RECORDS SOLD.

[girls all scream]

1 MILLION!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

OH, MY GOD!
OH, MAN!

SO I WAS THINKING--

WELL, WE WAS THINKIN'’,
WE COULD GET SOME EXTRA CASH.

HANG ON.

I'’VE GOT ANOTHER SURPRISE.

[girls scream]

THIS IS CRAZY!

- THIS IS REAL CRAZY.

- THIS IS CRAZY.

HEY!

[voices overlapping]

BACK HERE AT HOT 107.8,

CHECK THIS OUT.

TLC JUST HIT PLATINUM.

THAT'’S RIGHT,
PLATINUM, Y'’ALL.

1 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD.

NOW IF YOU'’RE
ON THE STREETS TONIGHT

AND YOU JUST HAPPEN TO SEE
A PLATINUM BENTLEY,

IT'’S PROBABLY OUR
HOME TOWN HEROES, TLC.

COME ON, Y'’ALL.

[indistinct chatter]

- YO, TLC IN THE HOUSE!

CHILLI, YOU'’RE MY FAVORITE!

- HEY, T-BOZ!

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE.

- TLC?

OH, DAMN, B!

STILL DRIVIN'’ MOM'’S CAR?

YOU BETTER OFF WALKIN'’.

[laughs]

YO, MY LITTLE COUSIN
GOT ONE OF THEM RIDES.

WE NEED TO SEE
THOSE CONTRACTS.

LADIES, SORRY TO BE
RUNNING LATE.

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

WE WANT TO TAKE A LOOK
AT OUR CONTRACTS.

OKAY,
LET ME SPEAK TO PEBBLES.

WHY?
AREN'’T YOU OUR LAWYER?

WELL, YES.
- SEE, I'’M CONFUSED.

BUT I HAVE TO
SPEAK TO HER BECAUSE--

- HOLD UP.

ARE YOU HER LAWYER TOO?

YES.

NOW I'’M REALLY CONFUSED.

WAIT, HOW CAN YOU REPRESENT US
AND PEBBLES?

YEAH, HOW CAN YOU LOOK OUT
FOR BOTH GROUPS?

THAT DON'’T EVEN MAKE NO SENSE.

TO BE HONEST,

NO ONE THOUGHT YOU GIRLS
WERE GONNA MAKE IT THIS BIG.

OH, THAT'’S FOUL.

LOOK, WE DON'’T CARE
WHAT Y'’ALL THOUGHT,

WHY AREN'’T WE MAKING ANY MONEY?

FOR STARTERS,
YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION

TO PAY BACK THE LABEL
FOR ALL PRODUCTION COSTS,

INCLUDING STUDIO
AND REHEARSAL TIMES, PROMOTIONS,

TOUR EXPENSES, TRANSPORTATION,
MEALS, GIFTS, ETCETERA.

NOW, THAT'’S FAIRLY STANDARD.

MRS. REID IS ALSO TAKING
A PERCENTAGE AS A MANAGER,

THEN TAKING A PERCENTAGE
FOR HER LABEL PEBBITONE,

WHICH IS ALSO AN IMPRINT
OF LA FACE,

WHICH IS L.A. REID'’S LABEL.

OH, AND LA FACE
ALSO GETS A CUT.

THIS IS SOME BULL[...].

WE GOT A PLATINUM ALBUM,
AND WE AIN'’T GOT NOTHING.

EXCEPT THE CAR SHE BOUGHT US.

NAH, WE PROBABLY
PAID FOR THEM TOO.

YEAH, YOU DID.

THAT'’S [...] UP.

WHAT WE GONNA DO?

SOMETHING NEW.

SO WHAT'’S UP?

HOW'’S MY PLATINUM SELLING
SUPERSTARS?

YEAH, THAT'’S THE GOOD NEWS.

THE BAD NEWS IS...

WE NOT WORKING
WITH PERRI ANYMORE.

WE NEED TO END THAT.

NOW.

WELL, OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, YOU KNOW
SHE OWNS YOUR NAME.

TLC, THAT'’S HERS.

THAT'’S FINE.

WE'’LL BUY IT FROM HER.

THE POINT IS,
WE'’RE GONNA DO ANOTHER RECORD,

IT'’S JUST NOT
GONNA BE WITH HER.

OKAY.

OKAY.

YOU'’RE GONNA HAVE TO SETTLE ON
SOME SORT OF COMPENSATION.

WE'’LL FIGURE IT OUT.

YEAH, SERIOUSLY.

WE WANT OUT.

I MEAN, WE ALREADY
STARTED COMING UP

WITH NEW IDEAS
FOR THE NEXT ALBUM, SO...

SO, YEAH.

WE'’LL SEE YOU IN THE STUDIO.

YO, STRAIGHT UP,

WE WERE NOT GOING DOWN
IN HISTORY

AS JUST ANOTHER GROUP
WHO GOT RIPPED OFF.

UH-UH.

WE WERE TAKING CONTROL
OF OUR LIVES,

MAKING OUR OWN DECISIONS,

AND IT FELT GOOD.

♪ AND I KNOW YOU WANT IT

- ♪ COME ON LET ME KICK
A LITTLE GAME TO YOU ♪

- ♪ LAYING AGAINST THE WALL

♪ CHECKING OUT THE SCENERY

♪ ALL I SEE IS EVERYBODY

♪ TRYING TO GET WITH ME

♪ SO I CONTINUE

♪ TO PLAY IT CRAZYSEXYCOOL

♪ LOST ALL COMPOSURE

♪ WHEN I LAID MY EYES
ON YOU ♪

- ♪ WE JUST WANNA KNOW

♪ IF YOU

♪ CAN KICK SOME GAME

♪ COME WITH SOMETHING
MORE CLEVER ♪

♪ THAN JUST YOUR NAME

♪ SEE IT'’S LIKE THIS ♪

♪ I WANNA TAKE YOU HOME

♪ BUT YOU GOT TO SHOW ME

♪ THAT YOUR GAME IS ON

- ♪ I'’VE BEEN WATCHING YOU ♪

♪ WATCHING ME

♪ AND I KNOW YOU WANT IT

- ♪ BUT IT DEPENDS ON

♪ HOW YOU KICK YOUR GAME

CHILLI, COME ON.

LET'’S GO PARTY.

LET'’S GET CRAZY ON THESE PEOPLE,
GIRL!

NAH, I'’MA GO HOME
AND GET SOME REST, Y'’ALL.

GIRL, YOU AIN'’T GOIN'’ NOWHERE.

- MM-HMM,
I KNOW WHERE SHE GOING.

A'’IGHT, GIRL.

TIONNE, LET'’S GO!

LISA, HOLD UP.

- YOU ON HER?

I GOT THIS.

WE ABOUT TO PARTY.

- WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA,
I NEED SOME I.D.

I.D.?

I AIN'’T GOT NO [...] I.D.

MY FACE IS MY I.D.

ALL RIGHT, LISA.

- LISA, I LOVE YOU.

all: TLC!

TLC!

TLC!

TLC!

CHILLI, WHAT YOU--

YOU HAD A PARTY,
AND YOU DIDN'’T INVITE ME?

- OKAY, YOU DON'’T EVEN
LIKE PARTIES.

TRUE, BUT YOU STILL
SHOULD'’VE INVITED ME.

WELL, I THOUGHT
YOU WERE WORKING.

YOU'’RE SO FULL OF IT, DALLAS.

WHOA, OKAY.

YOU'’RE SO LARGE NOW.

I CAN'’T HAVE YOU
GETTING HASSLED,

FOLKS TRYIN'’
TO GET YOUR AUTOGRAPH,

WANTIN'’ TO GO ON TOUR WITH YOU.

REALLY?
YES.

FOR REAL.

NO ONE IS AS BIG AS YOU.

OKAY?

UH. UH. UH. YEAH. UH.

THIS MY JAM RIGHT HERE.

WHOO!

- LISA.

LISA, GET DOWN!

LISA, GET DOWN!

I AM GETTING DOWN.
HEY!

LISA!

HEY!
BAR'’S CLOSING.

YOU'’RE GOING TO HAVE TO
GIVE ME THAT BOTTLE.

THAT'’S MY BOTTLE.
I BOUGHT THIS BOTTLE IN HERE.

- YOU GOT TO GIVE ME THE BOTTLE!
WHY YOU GRABBIN'’ ON ME?

GET OFF ME.

[voices overlapping]

WATCH HER HEEL.

- THE OWNER WILL DROP CHARGES

IF SHE IS GONE NOW
AND NEVER COMES BACK.

- THAT WAS MY CHAMPAGNE.

I DON'’T EVEN KNOW WHY
I'’M THE ONE IN HANDCUFFS.

I'’M TAKING HER TO A HOTEL
TO SLEEP THIS OFF, RIGHT NOW.

MAN, HE NEED TO BE
THE ONE LOCKED UP.

I KNOW.

- THAT'’S ALL I WAS TRYIN'’
TO TELL HIM.

OKAY.

- I WAS TRYIN'’ TO TELL HIM
THAT WAS MY BOTTLE.

THAT WAS MY [...] BOTTLE.
I KNOW.

- THAT [...] WAS MINE.

CAN'’T TAKE THAT FROM ME.

SHH, IT'’S OKAY.

STAY RIGHT THERE, ALL RIGHT?

- MY [...] BOTTLE.

THAT [...] WAS OKAY.

I DON'’T CARE WHAT NOBODY SAYS.

EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND

SOMEBODY TRYIN'’ TO TAKE
SOME [...] FROM ME.

BUT THEY CAN HAVE
ALL THIS [...].

STOP!

LISA, STOP!

ALL OF THIS [...].

LISA!
LISA!

LISA, STOP!

SHH, IT'’S OKAY.

IT'’S OKAY.

IT'’S OKAY.

MY FATHER DIDN'’T EVEN
STICK AROUND

TO SEE HIS KIDS MAKE IT.

HOW YOU GONNA LEAVE
YOUR OWN KIDS?

YOUR OWN DAUGHTER.

WHAT IS THAT?

[sobbing]

BOO, HEY!

YOU WANT SOME
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES, BABY?

UH-OH.

WHAT'’S WRONG, BOO?

I KNOW I SHOULDN'’T
BE WITH HIM,

BUT IT'’S LIKE
I CAN'’T STAY AWAY.

WE'’VE ALL BEEN THERE, BABY.

♪ I WAS LIKE PEACE

♪ IN A GROOVE

♪ ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

♪ YOU WERE THERE

♪ SO WAS I

♪ IN THE PARK

YO!

YO, WHAT THE HELL YOU DOIN'’?

WHAT?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHAT?

YOU GOT THIS SKANK UP IN HERE,

AND YOU KNOW CHILLI'’S
GONNA COME IN.

YO, I'’M NOT MARRIED, T.

SO, WHAT, YOU JUST GONNA
THROW IT UP IN HER FACE?

HEY.
Y'’ALL READY FOR ME?

SEE?

I DON'’T LIKE BEIN'’
IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR MESS.

HEY, GIRL, I'’M JUST TRYING
TO LAY THIS VERSE DOWN.

WHAT UP, RO?
YOU READY TO DO THIS?

WHO WAS THAT?

- JUST MY HOMIE, NICK.

CAME BY TO SAY WHAT'’S UP.

YOU KNOW?

LET'’S DO THIS.

COME ON.

GIRL, WHO THE [...]
IS THIS PIMP?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

YOU DON'’T KNOW WHO THAT IS?

GIRL, HE BEEN FOLLOWING
ME AROUND ALL NIGHT.

THAT'’S ANDRE RISON,
WIDE RECEIVER FOR THE FALCONS.

HE IS KIND OF FINE.

A LITTLE OVER THE TOP, BUT...

- OH, [...], HE COMING.

- [clears throat]

MISS LOPES?

YOU TALKIN'’ TO ME?

THAT IS YOUR NAME, RIGHT?

LISA LOPES?

IT COULD BE.

LEFT-EYE,
I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHIN'’.

I AM YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN.

I AM THE BIGGEST,
100% FIERCEST FAN.

I WORSHIP YOU,

FROM EVERY RHYME YOU RHYME,

EVERY MOVE, EVERY STEP.

WOULD YOU HONOR ME
WITH JUST ONE DANCE?

I MEAN, WE ALL OUT HERE
ON THE FLOOR.

YOU AIN'’T GOT TO ASK
MY PERMISSION.

YOU'’LL GET YOUR DANCE.

HEY.
HEY.

ALL RIGHT.

HEY. HEY.

[laughter]

GIRL, WHERE YOU ABOUT TO GO?

GIRL, I AM GOING HOME.

I HEAR THAT.
I AM TIRED, OKAY?

EXCUSE ME.

EXCUSE ME.

WHAT NOW?

OH!

I HAVE TO HAVE YOU.

BOY, PUT ME DOWN.

NO, LOOK, I'’M SERIOUS.

I'’LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.

I WILL GIVE YOU
EVERYTHING I HAVE

IF YOU JUST COME HOME WITH ME.

PLEASE.

A'’IGHT.

[laughter]

HOME SWEET HOME.

YOU GOT THIS BIG, OLE HOUSE,

AND YOU AIN'’T GOT NO FURNITURE?

I'’VE BEEN WAITING ON YOU
TO COME AND DECORATE IT

AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

MAKIN'’ OUT WITH ANDRE "BAD MOON"
RISON OF THE FALCONS.

NOW I'’M NOT ONE TO GOSSIP.

WELL, ACTUALLY I AM,

BUT THERE'’S A REASON THE BROTHA'’
HAS THE NICKNAME "BAD MOON."

I'’M JUST SAYIN'’.

GIRL, YOU HEARD FROM LISA?

I HEARD SHE SHACKED UP AT
THAT FOOTBALL PLAYER'’S.

OKAY.

DO I KNOW THAT GIRL?

HOW DO I KNOW HER?

OH, YEAH, NO GIRL.

WHY IS SHE TALKIN'’ BOUT ME?

WHY IS SHE MAD-DOGGIN'’ ME?

GIRL, SHE PROBABLY
RECOGNIZE YOU.

YOU A CELEBRITY.

WHAT THE [...]
ARE YOU LOOKIN'’ AT?

I DON'’T KNOW,
YOU TELL ME.

OKAY, I WILL.

I'’LL TELL YOU
WHAT YOU LOOKIN'’ AT.

- OKAY.

- DALLAS'’ BABY.

THAT'’S RIGHT.

YEAH, I HAD HIM.

WHO ELSE DO YOU THINK
HE BEEN WITH?

YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE.

- I'’M THE ONE WITH THE BABY.

I'’D [...] YOU UP
IF YOU WASN'’T PREGNANT.

CHILLI, LOOK, [...] HIM,
HE'’S NOT EVEN WORTH IT.

I'’M THE ONE THAT'’S SUPPOSED
TO BE HAVIN'’ THE BABY.

YOU KNEW?

I DIDN'’T KNOW ANYBODY
WAS PREGNANT.

WE'’RE SUPPOSED TO BE GIRLS.

WHY WOULDN'’T YOU TELL ME?

I TOLD YOU HOW HE WAS.

IF IT WAS ME,
I WOULDN'’T BE ACCEPTING THIS.

- IT HURTS.

YOU COULDN'’T UNDERSTAND.

YOU COULDN'’T UNDERSTAND
HOW BAD THIS HURTS.

FIRST OF ALL,
YOU DON'’T TELL ME

I DON'’T KNOW WHAT IT
FEELS LIKE TO FEEL HURT.

YOU SEE MY ASS DEALIN'’
WITH THIS SICKLE CELL.

DO YOU SEE ME CRYIN'’?

DO YOU SEE MY CRYIN'’?

YOU BETTER PICK YOURSELF UP
AND FIGHT THIS.

THE LINES
THAT SEPARATED OUR MUSIC

FROM OUR PERSONAL LIVES

BECAME MORE AND MORE BLURRED.

♪ SO I CREEP

♪ YEAH

♪ JUST KEEP IT
ON THE DOWN LOW ♪

♪ SINCE NOBODY
IS SUPPOSED TO KNOW ♪

♪ SO I CREEP, YEAH

♪ CAUSE HE DOESN'’T
KNOW WHAT I DO ♪

♪ NO ATTENTION
GOES TO SHOW ♪

♪ OH, SO I CREEP

ANDRE?

HEY, BABY.

MY LOVE.

I THOUGHT YOU WEREN'’T GONNA BE
BACK '’TILL LATE TONIGHT.

WHERE YOU GOING?

LISA, HOLD UP NOW.

HOLD UP, NOW.
COME ON, BABY.

LISA!

GIRL, WAIT, WAIT.

- LOOK, I DON'’T WANT
NO PROBLEMS.

LISA, WHOA.

WHAT'’S WRONG WITH YOU GIRL?

CALM YOUR ASS--

LISA!

LISA!

I'’M SORRY.

- NO YOU'’RE NOT.

YOU'’RE NOT GONNA LIKE
WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

AISHA AND HER CREW SAW DALVIN
OUT WITH SOME GIRL.

[sighs]

ANDRE?

HERE I AM,
TRYIN'’ TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE,

AND HE AIN'’T
EVEN HERE YET.

HE'’S SUPPOSED TO BE
WAITIN'’ ON ME.

SOMEONE WENT SHOPPING.

I KNOW THIS MOTHER[...]
BOUGHT ME SOMETHING.

THE [...] THE SIZE 4s AT?

HE OUT THERE [...] BITCHES.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

HE'’S MESSIN'’
WITH ALL THESE BITCHES,

RIGHT OVER HERE
WHERE I LAY MY HEAD.

DON'’T EVEN--

- I'’M AT THE STUDIO,
AND THEN I'’M HERE.

NO, YOU'’RE NOT AT THE STUDIO,

THAT'’S WHAT I'’M TRYIN'’
TO TELL YOU.

[voices overlapping]

- BOY, I ALWAYS LOVE
THE SIGHT OF--

YESTERDAY MORNING.

THESE SHOTS WERE TAKEN BY
A NEIGHBOR'’S HOME VIDEO CAMERA.

ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS,

THE FIRE QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH
THE $860,000 HOME...

OH, [...].

DESTROYING VIRTUALLY
EVERYTHING.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME

THE COUPLE'’S RELATIONSHIP
HAS BEEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

LOPES IS A SINGER WITH
THE HIP-HOP GROUP TLC,

BUT WHAT SHE'’S ACCUSED
OF DOING YESTERDAY

FALLS SHORT
OF TENDER LOVING CARE.

- HELLO?

CHILLI, TURN ON THE NEWS.

LISA BURNED DOWN A HOUSE.

WHAT?

WAIT, WHAT?

ANDRE'’S HOUSE.

LISA?

LISA?

THERE SHE IS.

LISA.

IT'’S COLD OUT HERE!

WHAT ARE YOU DOIN'’
WITH NO CLOTHES ON?

- WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,

ALL I EVER WANTED TO DO

WAS JUST BE IN A JUNGLE
WITH ANIMALS

AND JUST BE FREE.

FREE FROM ALL OF THIS [...].

PEOPLE THINK MANSIONS, HOUSES,

AND CARS AND [...]
RUN THE WORLD,

AND THEY REALLY DON'’T.

THEY REALLY DON'’T.

I DON'’T EVEN KNOW WHO I AM
HALF OF THE TIME.

JONATHAN, WHAT HAPPENS
TO HER NOW?

SHE'’S TURNED HERSELF IN
TO AUTHORITIES, OF COURSE.

WILL SHE BE OUT ON BOND,
BE ARRAIGNED,

GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL, WHAT?

CAN'’T TELL YET.

I BELIEVE THAT SHE HAS A HEARING
SET FOR MONDAY,

AND AS I SAID, HER BOND
IS SET AT $500,000,

AND NO WORD YET ON WHETHER
SHE'’S GOING TO BE ABLE

TO POST THAT IMMEDIATELY.

LOPES WAS FINED $10,000
AND GIVEN FIVE YEARS PROBATION

AND SPENT THE FIRST THREE MONTHS
OF THE YEAR IN A HALFWAY HOUSE.

MAN, I WAS LIKE,

"HE DON'’T LOVE ME NO MORE.

HE AIN'’T THINK ABOUT ME."

HE COULD HAVE BOUGHT ME
SOME SHOES.

I AIN'’T MEAN TO
BURN THE HOUSE DOWN, THOUGH,

I WAS JUST TRYING TO
MAKE A STATEMENT, THAT'’S ALL.

[laughter]

SO, LISA, WHAT STATEMENT
WERE YOU TRYING TO MAKE?

THAT I'’M HERE.

I MEAN, I GOT ALL OF THESE
PEOPLE AROUND ME,

AND NO ONE IS LISTENING.

I'’M NOT INVISIBLE, YOU KNOW?

I'’M RIGHT HERE.

DID DALVIN CALL ME?

NOPE.

HAVEN'’T HEARD FROM HIM.

I'’M BACK!

[all scream]

[laughter]

- YOU KNOW SHE KNOW
HOW TO WRITE, BABY.

YES.

ON THIS PART RIGHT HERE,
ON THIS PART RIGHT HERE,

I'’M GONNA COME IN WITH MY RAP.

COME ON.

♪ I SEEN A RAINBOW YESTERDAY

♪ BUT TOO MANY STORMS
HAVE COME AND GONE ♪

♪ LEAVIN'’ A TRACE OF
NOT ONE GOD-GIVEN RAY ♪

♪ IS IT BECAUSE MY LIFE
IS TEN SHADES OF GRAY? ♪

♪ I PRAY ALL TEN FADE AWAY

♪ SELDOM PRAISE HIM
FOR THE SUNNY DAYS ♪

♪ AND LIKE HIS PROMISE IS TRUE,
ONLY MY FAITH CAN UNDO ♪

♪ THE MANY CHANCES I BLEW

♪ TO BRING MY LIFE TO ANEW

♪ CLEAR BLUE AND UNCONDITIONAL
SKIES HAVE DRIED ♪

♪ THE TEARS FROM MY EYES,
NO MORE LONELY CRIES ♪

all: ♪ DON'’T GO
CHASING WATERFALLS ♪

♪ PLEASE STICK TO THE RIVERS
AND THE LAKES ♪

♪ THAT YOU'’RE USED TO ♪

♪ I KNOW THAT YOU'’RE
GONNA HAVE IT YOUR WAY ♪

♪ OR NOTHING AT ALL

♪ BUT I THINK YOU'’RE
MOVING TOO FAST ♪

♪ DON'’T GO CHASING WATERFALLS ♪

♪ PLEASE STICK TO THE RIVERS
AND THE LAKES ♪

♪ THAT YOU'’RE USED TO ♪

♪ I KNOW THAT YOU'’RE GONNA
HAVE IT YOUR WAY ♪

♪ OR NOTHING AT ALL

♪ BUT I THINK
YOU'’RE MOVING TOO FAST ♪

- ♪ OH YOU'’RE MOVING ♪

HEY, AND CONGRATS ON WATERFALLS

FOR BEING NUMBER ONE
FOR SEVEN WEEKS STRAIGHT

ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS.

SO, LOOK, I LOVE THE VIDEO.

IS THIS A WHOLE NEW STYLE
FOR YOU ALL?

- YEAH, WELL YOU KNOW WE ALWAYS

WANT TO HAVE NEW FLAVOR,
NEW LOOKS.

I MEAN, WE SET OUT
TO BE TRENDSETTERS.

SO, YOU KNOW?

CAN'’T HAVE IT BE BORING.

NEVER.
- UH-UH.

AND LISA...

MM.

SHE MADE SURE
IT WAS NEVER BORING.

ALL RIGHT, CUT!

I WANTED US TO DO
SOME FUTURISTIC,

NEXT LEVEL, SPACESHIP
TYPE STUFF.

NOT THIS.

IT'’S A STORY.

YOUR STORY, NOT MINE.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Y'’ALL NEVER WANT TO DO
MY IDEAS.

EVER!

IT'’S THE NUMBER ONE SONG,
LISA.

EVERYONE ELSE LOVES IT.

ALL RIGHT, YOU WANT ME
IN THIS VIDEO?

FINE.

I'’LL DO IT, BUT THIS HOW YOU
GOIN'’ TO HAVE TO FILM ME.

I CAN'’T BELIEVE WE GOT
ANOTHER NUMBER ONE SONG

AND NO BIG CHECK.

WHAT'’S WITH THE TAPE?

CAN ANYONE TELL ME
WHY WE STILL AIN'’T GOT NO MONEY?

I'’LL TELL YOU.

I CALLED L.A.,
AND I TOLD HIM.

I SAID, "WE AIN'’T GOT NO MONEY,
NO HOUSES, NO CARS, NO NOTHIN'’."

YEAH, AND HE'’S ALL,
"TALK TO CLIVE.

"CLIVE DAVIS IS THE BOSS.

HEIRESS IS THE PARENT LABEL."

HE'’S IN CHARGE
OF DISTRIBUTING THE MONEY."

WE OVER HERE BUSTIN'’
OUR ASSES, I KNOW THAT,

AND WE KEEP GETTING
BIGGER AND BIGGER, SO...

AND BROKER.
AND THAT'’S NOT A WORD.

WHAT,
BROKER?

IT IS SO.

YEAH, BUT NOT
WHAT YOU USIN'’ IT FOR.

WHATEVER.

LOOK, WE GOT RID OF PEBBLES,
RIGHT?

WASN'’T THAT THE PROBLEM?

ALL I WANT TO DO
IS BUY MY MOMS A HOUSE.

LIKE, THAT'’S IT.

IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

ROLL CAMERA.

SPEED!

AND THE WINNER IS...

- AND THE WINNER IS...

- AND THE WINNER IS...

- TLC.
TLC!

TLC.
TLC

- TLC.

IT WAS CRAZY.

THE AWARDS KEPT COMIN'’,
BUT THE CHECKS DIDN'’T.

SO, LADIES, HOW DOES IT FEEL
TO BE ON TOP OF THE WORLD?

WELL, ALL I CAN SAY IS,

OUR LIFESTYLES HAVEN'’T CHANGED
THAT MUCH.

- WHAT DID YOU MEAN
WHEN YOU SAID,

"YOUR LIFESTYLES
HAVEN'’T CHANGED?"

I'’M GOIN'’ TO LET YOU...

- I'’LL TELL IT.

WE AREN'’T GOING TO
SUGARCOAT ANYTHING ANYMORE.

CAN I GET AN AMEN?

all: AMEN.

WE ARE BROKE.

BROKE AS BROKE CAN BE,
FOR REAL.

10 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD,
AND WE'’RE BROKE.

MM-HMM.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

WHEN YOU HAVE
GREEDY PEOPLE BEHIND YOU

AND YOU'’RE STUCK IN
CONTRACTS THAT AREN'’T FAIR...

- YOU GET NOTHIN'’.

A'’IGHT, IT'’S NOT A NEW STORY,
FOLKS, I MEAN...

YO, I DON'’T CARE
WHO WE PISSED OFF.

I MEAN, FOR REAL.

$50,000 A YEAR?

MAN, MY COUSIN THE GARBAGE
COLLECTOR MADE MORE THAN THAT.

YOU TAKED TO CLIVE?

I'’M DONE TALKIN'’ TO HIM.

I WANT TO KNOW
WHERE THE [...] MONEY AT.

RIGHT, SO?
WHAT WE GONNA DO?

WE GONNA GO GET IT.

Y'’ALL SURE
WE CAN PULL THIS OFF?

LOOK, WE GOT MY COUSIN,

WE GOT THE GIRLS
FROM THE CENTER.

YEAH, I'’M SURE.

YOU GOT WHAT'’S-HER-NAME?

- WHO, THROW MAMA
FROM THE TRAIN?

- YEAH.
- SHE HERE.

COOL.

A'’IGHT, WE GOIN'’ TO MARCH UP
IN THERE.

TAKE EVERYTHING YOU SEE
WITH "TLC" ON IT.

- LOOK, I'’M TALKIN'’
ABOUT PLAQUES,

GOLD RECORDS,
PLATINUM RECORDS.

I DON'’T CARE IF IT'’S A PEN
THAT SAYS "TLC" ON IT.

Y'’ALL TEAR IT OUT THEIR HAND,
A'’IGHT?

HEY, GIRLS.

CLIVE'’S IN A MEETING.

I'’LL TELL HIM YOU'’RE HERE.

DON'’T EVEN WORRY ABOUT THAT.

SORRY, WE GOIN'’ IN.

- WAIT.
- YO!

WE TLC,
AND THIS MEETING'’S OVER.

- GIRLS, WHAT'’S GOING ON?

SORRY, PUFF.
SORRY, PUFF?

GIRLS, IS THIS, WHAT--

IS THIS SOME KIND OF A JOKE?

I LOVE YOU GIRLS.

THIS AIN'’T NO JOKE.
WE BROKE.

WE GOT THE NUMBER ONE
SELLING ALBUM,

TOP SINGLES, GRAMMYS,

AND WE AIN'’T GOT NO MONEY.

WHERE THE MONEY, CLIVE?

MAN, YOU SAY L.A. GOT IT.

L.A. SAY YOU GOT IT,
WHICH ONE IS IT?

LOOK, WE AIN'’T GOT NOTHIN'’.

I KNOW WE HAD SOME
JACKED-UP CONTRACTS.

- NOW, THAT'’S
'’CAUSE WE WAS YOUNG

AND DIDN'’T KNOW
WHAT WE WAS DOIN'’,

BUT 14 MILL,
WE SUPPOSED TO SEE SOME BANK.

OKAY, HOLD ON.
HOLD ON.

I'’LL STRAIGHTEN ALL THIS OUT.

OH, [...].

EVERYONE JUST RELAX.

YOU CALLED THE COPS?
- NO.

- HOLD ON.
SOMEBODY DID.

CAN WE LOSE
THE SECURITY?

YOU GET RID OF THE PO-PO,
AND WE'’LL SEND THE GIRLS DOWN.

- SIR?

GIRLS, WE CAN WORK THIS OUT.

OKAY?

I'’LL TALK TO THE ACCOUNTANT.

WE'’LL FIGURE OUT
HOW MUCH WE OWE,

THEN WE'’LL GET YOU
A CHECK RIGHT AWAY.

ALL RIGHT?

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDIN'’ ME.

THIS CAN'’T BE REAL.

IT'’S ALL LAID OUT,
ALL OUR EXPENSES.

BROKE?

I JUST CAN'’T SEE IT.

ALL OF THOSE VIDEOS,
ALL OF THOSE ALBUMS SOLD.

THE BROKE THING,
I JUST DON'’T SEE IT AT ALL.

GIRL, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CURB
THEIR SPENDING HABITS, FOR REAL.

HEY TLC, IT'’S CALLED
A SAVINGS ACCOUNT,

KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

FIRST THEY BURNED DOWN
THEIR HOMES.

NOW THEY CAN'’T
PAY THEIR BILLS.

NAH, I AIN'’T FEELIN'’ SORRY
FOR THEM.

YO, WHERE'’S THEIR MANAGER?

THEY GETTING'’ DOGGED,
FOR REAL.

OUCH!

WELL, Y'’ALL LOOK.

IF YOU COULD SEE THE EXPRESSION

ON LISA'’S FACE RIGHT NOW,

YOU'’D KNOW THERE'’S
ANOTHER VERSION TO THIS STORY.

LISA?

- THIS IS HOW A GROUP
CAN SELL 10 MILLION ALBUMS

AND BE BROKE.

EVERYBODY GET READY
TO DO YOUR MATH.

THERE ARE 100 POINTS
ON AN ALBUM.

TLC HAS SEVEN POINTS.

EACH POINT IS WORTH EIGHT CENTS.

SEVEN TIMES EIGHT IS 56,
GOT IT?

10 MILLION ALBUMS,
$5.6 MILLION.

NOW WE OWE THE LABEL $3 MILLION

FOR TRAVEL, PRODUCTION
AND VIDEOS, RIGHT?

OKAY, THAT LEAVES US
WITH $2.6 MILLION,

WHICH PUTS US
IN THE 48% TAX BRACKET,

WHICH NOW LEAVES US
WITH $1.3 MILLION

TO SPLIT THREE WAYS.

AND ON TOP OF THAT,

WE GOT TO PAY MANAGERS, LAWYERS.

AND DID I FORGET THAT PEBBLES
IS SUING US FOR DAMAGES?

SO WE IN THE RED FOR,
OH, A COUPLE HUNDRED GRAND

THAT WE DON'’T HAVE.

WE JUST SAW HOW SHADY
THIS BUSINESS COULD BE.

WE JUST NEEDED TO FIND SOMEBODY
WHO WAS DOWN FOR US.

- SO, WHAT ARE YOU
GOING TO TELL US

THAT THE OTHER
TEN MANAGERS HAVEN'’T,

MR. DIGGINS?

YOU GIRLS ARE THE TOP-SELLING
GIRL GROUP OF ALL TIME.

YOU'’VE BROKEN
EVERY BARRIER THERE IS,

GENDER, RACE,
YOU NAME IT.

I WILL GUARANTEE YOU $50 MILLION

THE FIRST YEAR
THAT WE WORK TOGETHER.

I'’VE NEGOTIATED AN UPFRONT,
WORLDWIDE, HEADLINING TOUR

AND THEN YOU GET RIGHT BACK
IN THE STUDIO

AND START WORKING
ON YOUR NEXT ALBUM.

WE'’LL TAKE BREAKS,

HAVE HOSPITAL SPOTS FOR TIONNE

AND EMTs
ALONG THE ENTIRE WAY.

THAT IS THE ONLY WAY

THAT YOU GIRLS WILL BE ABLE TO
GET OUT OF THIS HOLE YOU ARE IN:

TOUR
AND THEN ANOTHER ALBUM.

I WILL DEVOTE ALL OF MY TIME

TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GIRLS

CAN ACTUALLY BENEFIT
FROM YOUR SUCCESS.

BEAR THIS IN MIND:

IF YOU HIRE ME,

I'’M GONNA PISS OFF
A LOT OF PEOPLE DOWN HERE,

BECAUSE I'’M LOOKING OUT FOR YOU,
AND NOT THEM.

DONE.

[cheers and applause]

all: ♪ DIGGIN'’ THE SCENE ♪

♪ DIGGIN'’ ON YOU,
DIGGIN'’ ON ME ♪

♪ BABY BAY,
OOH BABY, BABY ♪

♪ IT'’S ON LIKE THAT ♪

♪ IT'’S ON LIKE THAT ♪

♪ I GOT TO BE IN LOVE
OR SOMETHIN'’ LIKE THAT ♪

- ♪ DIGGIN'’ ON YOU ♪

♪ DIGGIN'’ ON ME ♪

♪ BABY, BABY, OOH

all: ♪ IT'’S ON LIKE THAT ♪

- ♪ IT'’S ON LIKE THAT ♪

♪ I GOT TO BE IN LOVE
OR SOMETHIN'’ LIKE THAT ♪

I KNOW THERE WERE A LOT
OF TIMES

WHEN WE FELT LIKE
IT JUST WASN'’T GONNA TO HAPPEN.

GIRL, I NEVER FELT LIKE IT
WASN'’T GOING TO HAPPEN.

AH, LISA!

WHAT LISA SAY?

I'’M A STAR!
I'’M A STAR.

Y'’ALL?
- WHAT?

WHAT NOW, CHILLI?

- I'’M PREGNANT!

[both scream]

- GET IT OVER WITH.
YEAH, LIKE--

- GET IT OVER WITH.

- NO, IT REALLY IS JUST LIKE--

- CONGRATULATIONS, GIRL.

- OKAY, ALL RIGHT!

I DON'’T REALLY
WANT TO SEE THAT.

WE JUST WANT TO SAY TO
ALL OF OUR FANS, THANK YOU.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'’RE READING
THROUGH ALL OF YOUR MAIL,

AND WE LOVE Y'’ALL, MAN.

WE GO THROUGH EVERY LETTER.

- MWAH!

AND THEY SAID IT THE BEST.

THAT'’S WHY THEY MY GIRLS.

WE TLC, PEACE!

AND CUT.

IT'’S MY LEGS.

MY LEGS GOT TO BE
TOUCHIN'’ SOMEBODY.

WHAT?

- ALL RIGHT Y'’ALL,
CHECK THIS OUT.

"YOU ALL INSPIRE ME TO BELIEVE
I CAN DO THINGS I DREAM ABOUT.

"YOU HAVE SAVED MY LIFE,

AND YOUR MUSIC
HELPS ME TO STAY STRONG."

THAT'’S BEAUTIFUL.

THAT'’S DOPE.

I KNOW, RIGHT?

WE LIKE SOME SUPER HEROES.

[laughs]

SO WE DECIDED THAT THIS NEXT
ALBUM THAT WE'’RE RECORDING

IS GOING TO BE CALLED FANMAIL

BECAUSE WE HAVE THE BEST FANS,

AND THEY'’RE ALWAYS
WRITING US LETTERS,

AND WE CAN'’T WRITE THEM
ALL BACK SO...

BUT WE HEAR Y'’ALL,

AND WE'’RE DEDICATING
THIS NEXT ALBUM TO YOU.

SO WHAT WE'’VE DECIDED IS,

WE'’RE GOING TO PUT HUNDREDS
OF THEIR NAMES

ALL OVER THE ALBUM,

AND DEDICATE SONGS TO THEM.

AND GUESS WHAT?

ALL THE ANSWERS
TO YOUR QUESTIONS

WILL BE ON THE SONGS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE
ANOTHER BIG SURPRISE.

- OKAY, COME ON BABY,

COME ON, PUSH.

[screams]

[shushing]

SEEING CHILLI
BECOME A MOM WAS DOPE.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

THE THING IS, I JUST FELT LIKE
MY LIFE WAS BREAKING DOWN.

TIONNE, BABY.

YOU'’VE GOT TO
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.

YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS
TO GET TO THE GOOD PART.

WE'’RE NOT GONNA FEEL SORRY,
OKAY?

GOD SEES YOU AS BEAUTIFUL,
ALWAYS.

♪ I HAVE A GIRL

♪ A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL

♪ HER NAME

♪ HER NAME IS TIONNE

♪ TIONNE TENESE

♪ OH TIONNE TENESE

♪ TIONNE

♪ OH TIONNE TENESE

- ♪ I WISH I COULD TIE YOU UP
IN MY SHOES ♪

♪ MAKE YOU FEEL UNPRETTY TOO

♪ I WAS TOLD I WAS BEAUTIFUL

♪ BUT WHAT DOES THAT
MEAN TO YOU ♪

♪ LOOK INTO THE MIRROR
WHO'’S INSIDE THERE? ♪

♪ THE ONE WITH THE LONG HAIR

♪ SAME OLD ME AGAIN TODAY

HOW'’S MY BOY?

DALLAS,
WE JUST GOT HIM TO SLEEP.

PLEASE LET HIM BE.

I KNOW.
I WAS JUST PEEPIN'’ IN.

WHAT'’S UP, BABE?

[laughs]

OKAY, WHAT'’D I DO?

I JUST CAN'’T DO THIS ANYMORE.

YOU AND I
WERE NEVER A GOOD FIT.

- WAIT, WHAT ARE YOU
TALKIN'’ ABOUT?

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU, RO.

I MEAN, WE CAN GET MARRIED.

I'’M DIFFERENT.

DALLAS, YOU'’RE NOT DIFFERENT,
BUT I AM.

I SPENT TOO MANY YEARS
TRYING TO GET YOU TO COMMIT.

OKAY, WELL YOU GOT IT.

LET'’S DO IT.

IT'’S TOO LATE.

IT'’S TOO LATE.

SO YOU GOT THE BABY,
AND THAT'’S IT?

MAYBE THAT'’S THE TRUTH.

I DON'’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY
EXCEPT THE TRUTH.

YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT

WITH WHOMEVER YOU WANT.

BUT I'’M DONE.

FUNNY HOW THE SITUATION
GOT FLIPPED.

NOW I WAS THE SINGLE ONE
OF THE GROUP.

TIONNE HAD GOTTEN TOGETHER
WITH MACK 10,

AND LISA, WELL,
LISA FOUND LARRY.

RIGHT.

I MEAN, THEY TAKE MY IDEAS

AND DECIDE ON THEIR OWN VERSION.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
THE STAR OF THE GROUP.

I MEAN, WITHOUT YOUR FLAVOR,
YOUR VISION, YOUR POETRY,

THEY'’D JUST BE
SOME TWO-BIT R&B GROUP.

I KNOW.

THEY NEED TO RUN
THIS STUFF BY ME.

YEP.
- I NEED TO HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

I'’M TELLING YOU, LISA.

YOU SHOULD BREAK OUT.

DO A SOLO RECORD.

MM-HMM.

[laughter]

[voices overlapping]

- WHAT THE HELL?

WHAT?

GUESS LISA TALKED TO
A VIBEEDITOR.

IN BETWEEN
HER MEETING MASTER P

AND HER INTERGALATIC RAP,

WHO KNEW SHE HAD THE TIME?

"LISA LOPES HAD THIS TO SAY.

"'’I CHALLENGE EACH GIRL
TO MAKE A SOLO ALBUM

"'’AND LET'’S SEE
WHO SELLS THE MOST RECORDS.

"'’HOW ABOUT
A MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE

TO THE GIRL
WHO SELLS THE MOST RECORDS?'’"

[bell rings]

WHERE'’S LISA?

YEAH, WHERE IS SHE?

WE'’RE DOING HER DAMN
INTERGALATIC LOOK.

OKAY,
SO WHERE THE [...] IS SHE?

DAMN IT, LISA.

[bell rings]

WE DID ALL THESE SONGS
ABOUT MEN,

ABOUT STANDING UP
FOR OURSELVES.

HEY, HEY, CAN I GET A COFFEE?

YOU WANT ONE?

WANT A COFFEE?

ALL RIGHT.

BUT THE REAL DEAL
WASN'’T SO EASY.

- ♪ A SCRUB IS A GUY
THAT THINKS HE'’S FLY ♪

♪ AND IS ALSO KNOWN
AS A BUSTER ♪

♪ ALWAYS TALKIN'’ ABOUT
WHAT HE WANTS ♪

♪ AND JUST SITS
ON HIS BROKE ASS ♪

♪ SO, NO,
I DON'’T WANT YOUR NUMBER ♪

♪ NO, AND I DON'’T WANT TO
GIVE YOU MINE ♪

♪ AND NO, I DON'’T WANT TO
MEET YOU NOWHERE ♪

♪ NO, I DON'’T WANT
NONE OF YOUR TIME ♪

♪ AND NO,
I DON'’T WANT NO SCRUB ♪

♪ A SCRUB IS A GUY
THAT CAN'’T GET NO LOVE FROM ME ♪

♪ HANGING OUT
THE PASSENGER SIDE ♪

♪ OF HIS BEST FRIEND'’S RIDE ♪

♪ TRYING TO HOLLER AT ME

♪ I DON'’T WANT NO SCRUB ♪

♪ A SCRUB IS A GUY

♪ THAT CAN'’T GET NO LOVE
FROM ME ♪

♪ HANGING OUT
THE PASSENGER SIDE ♪

♪ OF HIS BEST FRIEND'’S RIDE ♪

♪ TRYING TO HOLLER AT ME

♪ THERE'’S A SCRUB CHECKIN'’ ME ♪

♪ BUT HIS GAME IS KINDA WEAK

♪ AND I KNOW THAT HE CANNOT
APPROACH ME ♪

♪ '’CAUSE I'’M LOOKIN'’
LIKE CLASS ♪

♪ AND HE'’S LOOKIN'’ LIKE TRASH ♪

♪ CAN'’T GET WIT'’
A DEADBEAT ASS ♪

♪ SO, NO,
I DON'’T WANT YOUR NUMBER ♪

♪ NO, AND I DON'’T WANT TO
GIVE YOU MINE ♪

♪ AND NO, I DON'’T WANT TO
MEET YOU NOWHERE ♪

♪ NO, I DON'’T WANT
NONE OF YOUR TIME ♪

♪ NO, I DON'’T WANT NO SCRUB ♪

♪ A SCRUB IS A GUY
THAT CAN'’T GET NO LOVE FROM ME ♪

♪ HANGING OUT
THE PASSENGER SIDE ♪

♪ OF HIS BEST FRIEND'’S RIDE ♪

♪ TRYING TO HOLLER AT ME

♪ I DON'’T WANT NO SCRUB ♪

♪ A SCRUB IS A GUY

♪ THAT CAN'’T GET NO LOVE
FROM ME ♪

♪ HANGING OUT
THE PASSENGER SIDE ♪

♪ OF HIS BEST FRIEND'’S RIDE ♪

♪ TRYING TO HOLLER AT ME

♪ IF YOU DON'’T HAVE A CAR
AND YOU'’RE WALKING ♪

♪ OH, YES SON,
I'’M TALKING TO YOU ♪

♪ IF YOU LIVE AT HOME
WIT'’ YOUR MOMMA ♪

♪ OH, YES, SON,
I'’M TALKING TO YOU ♪

♪ IF YOU HAVE A SHORTY

♪ THAT YOU DON'’T SHOW LOVE ♪

♪ OH, YES, SON,
I'’M TALKING TO YOU ♪

♪ WANNA GET WITH ME
WITH NO MONEY ♪

♪ OH NO

♪ I DON'’T WANT NO ♪

♪ NO SCRUB

NO SCRUBS,BY TLC,

WHO FRANKLY, I'’M JUST GOING TO
CALL THE COMEBACK QUEENS.

FANMAILHAS ALREADY SOLD
OVER 8 MILLION ALBUMS,

WITH NO SCRUBSCURRENTLY
NUMBER ONE

IN OVER 50 COUNTRIES.

DAMN!

[cheers and applause]

- WHAT A--WHAT A GREAT SHOW
WE HAVE TODAY.

TLC IS ON THE SHOW,
WHICH IS AWESOME.

HAPPY TO HAVE '’EM HERE.

ALL THREE OF '’EM.

WHEREAS MOST SHOWS
JUST BOOK ONE OR TWO,

WE GOT ALL THREE OF EM
HERE TODAY.

[cheers and applause]

WHERE'’S LISA?

PROBABLY STILL IN HER ROOM.

GETTING'’ LAST MINUTE
MAKE UP TIPS FROM LARRY.

LISA, WHERE ARE YOU?

WELL, GET DOWN HERE!

WE GOT TO BE DOWN AT TRL
IN 15 MINUTES.

WHAT?

SHE WANTS TO HAVE A MEETING.

NOW?

SHE WANTS TO HAVE A MEETING
RIGHT NOW?

HELL, NO, I AIN'’T
WITH THIS [...].

I'’M GOING TO TALK TO
MISS THANG.

HOLD ON.
I SWEAR I'’LL FIGHT HER.

NOBODY IS TALKING
ABOUT FIGHTING.

ARE YOU COMING?
Y'’ALL GO.

I MIGHT DO SOMETHING
I'’LL REGRET.

LET'’S GO.
COME ON, NOW!

YO, WE GOT AN ALBUM
AND A TOUR TO RUN.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

WE GOT FIVE MINUTES
TO GET TO TRL.

SERIOUSLY, LISA,
WHATEVER ISSUES YOU ARE HAVING,

NOW IS NOT THE TIME.

HEY, SHE GOT GENUINE BEEF
WITH Y'’ALL.

THAT'’S RIGHT.

I DON'’T GOT TO LISTEN TO YOU.

MASTER P GOT THE MONEY.

YOU KNOW THERE'’S PEOPLE
IN THIS INDUSTRY

WHO ACTUALLY SUPPORT ME?

AND [...] WON'’T LET ME DO
WHAT I WANT TO DO.

WAIT, WHO YOU CALLIN'’
A [...]?

YOU CALLING ME A [...]?

I GOT YOUR [...].

SEE, I TOLD YOU
THEY WEREN'’T DOWN FOR YOU.

- YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU SHUT THE [...] UP, LARRY,
HUH?

WHY DON'’T YOU GO CALL YOUR WIFE?

YEAH, SHE PROBABLY WONDERING
WHERE THE [...] YOU AT.

YOU MARRIED?

EVERYBODY KNOWS HE MARRIED.

IF YOU WOULD HAVE TALKED
TO YOUR SISTERS

MAYBE YOU WOULD'’VE KNOWN THAT.

- ALL RIGHT, LOOK,
EVERYONE NEEDS TO COOL DOWN

AND PUT ALL OF THIS
INTO CONTEXT.

NO MATTER WHAT ISSUES ANYONE
IS HAVING,

YOU ALL HAVE AN OBLIGATION
TO THIS GROUP.

ALL THIS MONEY THAT YOU'’VE BEEN
SPENDING AND LIVING OFF OF

IS AN ADVANCE ON FANMAIL
AND THE SUBSEQUENT TOUR.

IF YOU DO NOT TOUR,

NOT ONLY WILL YOU NOT HAVE
ANY MORE MONEY,

BUT YOU'’LL ALSO HAVE TO PAY BACK
THE MONEY YOU'’VE SPENT,

AND SO WILL TIONNE AND CHILLI.

YOU WILL BE DEPRIVING THEM OF
THEIR ABILITY

TO HONOR THIS
$50 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT.

THIS MASTER P, WHO WANTS TO
PRODUCE YOUR NEXT ALBUM,

CAN HE OFFER YOU ANYTHING
IN THAT REALM?

YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD,
ALL OF YOU.

YOU'’VE HAVE HAD
ALL THE SUCCESS IN THE WORLD,

AND YOU WILL HAVE ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.

ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO RUIN IT
FOR EVERYONE?

LOOK, I UNDERSTAND
YOU WANT TO GO

DO YOUR OWN THING, I DO.

BUT ON THE REAL, LISA,

YOU SIGNED A CONTRACT
JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.

FINE, I'’LL DO IT.

- WE'’D LIKE TO THANK YOU
FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

[cheers and applause]

THANKS A LOT, CARSON.

HERE WE ARE IN OAKLAND
ON THE TLC TOUR.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LADIES
ARE ROCKING THE HOUSE,

THE PLACE IS PACKED,

AND THEY'’VE JUST GOTTEN EIGHT
GRAMMY NOMINATIONS.

SO THINGS WOULD LOOK TO BE
PRETTY GOOD.

- [laughs]

ALL RIGHT, HANG ON, HANG ON.

I JUST GOT A GREAT OFFER FOR YOU
TO DO 10 MORE SHOWS

IN EUROPE AND JAPAN,
STARTING NEXT WEEK.

THAT MEANS ANOTHER HUGE ADVANCE
AGAINST TICKET SALES.

- YES! YES!

LET'’S GO,
BECAUSE I COULD KEEP TOURING.

THANKS, BILL.

YO, B,
THAT IS HOW WE DO IT!

YES.

I'’M SORRY, BILL,
SORRY, GIRLS.

I AM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE
TO DO THAT.

IT'’S STARTING NEXT WEEK,

AND I ALREADY MADE PLANS
TO GO TO HONDURAS.

I NEED TIME
FOR MY SPIRITUAL HEALING,

AND THEN I'’M GOING TO BE
WORKING ON MY ALBUM.

I ALREADY MADE THE PLANS,

IT'’S NOT LIKE
IT'’S SOMETHING NEW.

IT'’S ANOTHER $25 MILLION
WE'’RE WALKING AWAY FROM.

I KNOW, BUT IT'’S NOT
ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, BILL.

I NEED THIS TIME FOR ME.

COME ON, I DID MY PART.

I TRIED, LADIES.

IT'’S ALL RIGHT, B.

I WAS PISSED THAT LISA
HAD US TURNING DOWN 25 MILL,

BUT I HAD TO GIVE HER PROPS

FOR STANDING FOR
WHAT SHE BELIEVED IN.

SO I DO WANT TO
RECORD MY THOUGHTS

AND MY FEELINGS.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS A PLACE
WHERE I CAME TO HEAL

AND BE AT ONE WITH NATURE
AND THE JUNGLE,

JUST LIKE I'’VE ALWAYS IMAGINED.

I DON'’T EVEN FEEL LIKE
THE SAME PERSON WHEN I'’M HERE.

I LET EVERYTHING GO.

I LET EVERYTHING DOWN.

I'’M--I'’M JUST MYSELF.

AND I-I GET TO DO THE THINGS
THAT I WANNA DO.

I GET TO BE IN TUNE WITH ME.

INSTEAD OF REACTING
OFF OF IMPULSE,

I CAN MEDITATE AND THINK
BEFORE I DO THINGS.

IT'’S VERY POWERFUL, YOU KNOW?

WHATEVER YOU THINK
STRONGLY HERE,

IT JUST SEEMS TO MANIFEST.

SO A VERY POWERFUL PLACE TO BE.

YOU GOT IT?

GOOD JOB.

[laughs]

WHAT'’S UP, MAN?

I PACKED HIS AFTERNOON SNACKS
IN THE CARRIER

AND HIS TOY CARS.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE HIM BACK
BEFORE HIS NAP, OKAY?

MM-MM, DALLAS.

YOU KNOW WE NOT GOING THERE.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TIME
WITH YOUR SON, OKAY?

IT SEEMS LIKE THINGS
WERE FINALLY GETTING BETTER

FOR SOME US,

BUT HERE I WAS,
ONCE AGAIN EXPECTING THE WORST.

SHE'’S NOT ACTUALLY SICK.

I DIDN'’T THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE,
MY DEAR,

BUT YOU'’RE PREGNANT.

- [laughs]

OH, MY GOD.

BABY.

WHAT?

HERE'’S THE THING.

YOU'’RE ONLY NINE WEEKS ALONG.

THIS IS A VERY
HIGH-RISK PREGNANCY.

IT'’S INCREDIBLY RISKY,

NOT ONLY FOR YOU,
BUT FOR THE BABY.

YOU'’RE ARE AT RISK FOR ALL
KINDS OF COMPLICATIONS

INCLUDING, ORGAN FAILURE,
TOXEMIA.

- I DON'’T CARE.

I'’M KEEPIN'’ THIS BABY.

- I DO NOT WANT YOU, TIONNE,
TO RISK YOUR LIFE.

- LISTEN, I'’VE BEEN HEARING
MY WHOLE LIFE WHAT I CAN'’T DO.

AND I'’M TIRED.

EVERYTHING'’S ALWAYS BEEN OKAY.

THE FACT THAT YOU'’RE EVEN
TELLING ME THAT I'’M PREGNANT,

I NEVER THOUGHT
I COULD EVEN HAVE KIDS.

AND EVEN IF IT ALL GOES WRONG,

I DON'’T WANT TO
REGRET SOMETHING.

NO REGRETS.

I WANNA HAVE THIS BABY.

I'’M GONNA HAVE THIS BABY.

PLUS, GOD'’S GOT THE FINAL SAY,
RIGHT?

- [laughs]

HI, BABY.

I'’M YOUR AUNTIE.

- YOU'’RE ON A JOURNEY, LISA.

NOT ALWAYS EASY.

NOT ALWAYS LIGHT,

BUT IT'’S A JOURNEY,
NEVERTHELESS.

YOU'’RE MOVING ON A PATH.

A PATH TO FIND FORGIVENESS
WITH YOUR FATHER.

I JUST KNOW
THAT I'’M ON A JOURNEY,

AND I DON'’T KNOW
WHERE I'’M GOING NECESSARILY

BUT, UH, I JUST KNOW
THAT I WILL GET THERE.

I HAVE THE FREE REINS TO DO
A LITTLE BIT MORE

THAN WHAT I COULD DO WITH TLC

CREATIVELY,
CONCEPTUALLY, LYRICALLY,

AND THAT'’S WHAT
IMPORTANT TO ME,

BECAUSE THERE'’S A LOT OF THINGS

THAT I JUST WANT TO
GET OF MY CHEST.

SUPERNOVAIS GOING TO BE MAJOR,

AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST FEEL LIKE

THIS IS THE BEST WORK
THAT I'’VE DONE YET.

COME ON, EVERY TIME YOU GIRLS
GET INTO THE STUDIO

AND RECORD SOMETHING,
YOU MAKE MAGIC,

IT SELLS LIKE CRAZY,
AND AWARDS GET THROWN AT YOU.

NOW'’S THE TIME TO START PUTTING
TOGETHER YOUR NEXT ALBUM.

I KNOW YOU'’RE TRYING
DIFFERENT CREATIVE DIRECTIONS,

BUT, LISA,
YOU'’RE UNDER CONTRACT,

AND WE NEED TO START
THIS NEXT ALBUM.

PLUS, IT'’S A HUGE DEAL.

$12 MILLION TO TOUR

AND MORE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE
PACKAGE WITH MP3.

I DON'’T THINK TOURING
IS A GOOD IDEA FOR ME.

IT'’S JUST TOO HARD
ON MY BODY RIGHT NOW.

WHAT, $12 MILLION
AIN'’T ENOUGH?

OH, SO NOW YOU'’RE ON BOARD,

EVEN THOUGH OUR [...] IS WHACK?

LISA, DON'’T HOLD THIS UP.

WE'’VE GOT TO GET STARTED
ON THIS NEW RECORD.

COME ON, LISA.

NO MATTER WHAT,
WE'’RE STILL TLC.

I AIN'’T SAY I WOULDN'’T,
JUST NOT THIS MINUTE.

WELL, IF NOT THIS MINUTE,
THAN WHAT MINUTE?

WHAT YOU MEAN IT AIN'’T
COMING OUT IN THE STATES?

SOLD POORLY OVERSEAS?

WHAT THAT GOT TO DO WITH ME?

UH-UH, LOOK,

IF Y'’ALL RELEASED IT
WHEN I TOLD YOU TO,

IT'’D BE DOING
WHAT IT'’S SUPPOSED TO DO.

OH, YEAH?

WELL, I'’LL FIND ANOTHER LABEL
TO WORK WITH THEN.

HOW '’BOUT THAT?

[glass shattering]

I'’M DONE WITH THIS CLUB.

[cheers and applause]

AND THE BEST R&B ALBUM IS...

FANMAIL.
-TLC.

LADIES, NOW THAT YOU'’VE WON
A GRAMMY FOR FANMAIL,

WHAT'’S NEXT?

WE'’LL PROBABLY GET STARTED
ON OUR NEXT ALBUM.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, CAN YOU JUST
MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

YEAH, YOU'’RE HOLDIN'’
THIS WHOLE DEAL UP.

LOOK, THIS AIN'’T THE TIME

OR THE PLACE FOR THIS,
ALL RIGHT?

GET OFF MY BACK.

Y'’ALL KEEP PRESSURING ME
WITH THIS SAME OLD BULL[...].

ALL OF THIS [...] IS BULL[...].

LEAVE ME THE [...] ALONE.

- [laughs]

MAN, THAT LISA
IS SOMETHING ELSE, HUH?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

SHE JUST KEEPS GETTING
CRAZIER AND CRAZIER.

AND WHAT'’S UP WITH THIS WHOLE
SUPERNOVAMESS?

I MEAN, THAT BOMBED TOO.

YOU NEED TO STOP TALKING.

RIGHT NOW.

EXCUSE ME?

I SWEAR, THAT'’S OUR SISTER.

YOU NEED TO SHUT UP.

THAT'’S FAMILY,
SO DON'’T EVEN GO THERE.

JUST WALK AWAY.

LISA.

LISA?

[sobbing]

YOU OKAY?

LISA, YOU GONNA BE OKAY.

THEY WOULDN'’T PUT IT OUT
WHEN DOCTOR SEBI SAID.

IT'’S A NUMEROLOGY THING.

IF THE NUMBERS ARE NOT LINED UP,

THEN IT WON'’T BE RECEIVED
BY THE UNIVERSE.

YOU KNOW WHAT, THOUGH?

WE GONNA GET BACK
INTO THE STUDIO,

REGROUP,
AND DO THIS DEAL.

AND YOU CAN GO BACK
TO THE JUNGLE FIRST.

WITH ALL THE ANIMALS.

AND MAKE YOUR OWN
RECORD AGAIN.

AND THE NUMBERS
ALL LINED UP JUST RIGHT.

AND ALL THAT WHAT SHE SAID.

[laughter]

YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU OVER HERE
MAKIN'’ EVERYBODY A HUGGER.

YOU EVEN MAKING MISS LISA
LEFT-EYE LOPES A DANG SOFTY.

AND YOU,
YOU NEED TO STICK AROUND

AND BE AN AUNTIE
AND MEET MY BABY GIRL.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'’M SAYIN'’?

YEAH.

YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU GIRL.

YEAH.

I LOVE Y'’ALL TOO.

IT'’S AN MTB THING.

FOR REAL, GIRL,
IT'’S AN MTB THING.

- HEY, LISA,
YOU GET TO THE STUDIO?

YEAH, I DID A COUPLE
NEW THANGS.

DALLAS PLAYED ME A NEW MIX TOO.

YO, YOUR VOCALS SOUND DOPE, SIS.

THANKS, LISA.

YEAH, SHE HERE.

I'’M TRYIN'’ TO MAKE THAT GUMBO,

BUT IT DON'’T TASTE THE WAY IT DO
WHEN YOU MAKE IT.

AWW.

YOU KNOW I'’LL TEACH YOU
THE RECIPE

AS SOON AS I GET BACK.

PUT TIONNE ON THE PHONE.

OKAY,
HERE YOU GO.

WHAT UP, JUNGLE GIRL?

AIN'’T NOBODY GETTING ME
IN NO BUSH FOR NOTHING.

NOT EVEN FOR A CURE.

YOU KNOW I AIN'’T STAYING OVER

WHERE THEY AIN'’T GOT NO TV,
NO ROOM SERVICE.

COME ON, GIRL.

GET YOUR SKINNY JUICE FASTIN'’
ASS BACK IN THAT STUDIO

SO WE CAN FINISH THE DANG THING,
ALL RIGHT?

- [laughs]

YEAH.

YOU ALL RIGHT, LISA?

YOU KNOW YOU'’LL FEEL BETTER
ONCE YOU GET DOWN THERE, OKAY?

WE GOOD, THOUGH, RIGHT?

YEAH, WE GOOD.

I LOVE YOU, T.

OKAY, I'’M JUST SAYIN'’,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU TOO.

BYE, LISA,
LOVE YOU GIRL.

BYE, GIRL.

EVERYTHING OKAY?

YEAH, I GUESS SO.

WHEN I WAS A KID,
I ALWAYS WISHED FOR THIS.

I MEAN, PEOPLE WOULD ASK ME

WHAT I WANTED TO BE
WHEN I GREW UP,

AND I WOULD TELL THEM
IN THE JUNGLE,

FREE,
AND WITH THE ANIMALS.

SO HERE I AM.

I'’M IN THE JUNGLE.
I'’M FREE.

[telephone ringing]

- HELLO?

BILL, WHAT TIME IS IT?

WHAT?

WHAT?

[sobbing]

- [gasping]

IT IS A VERY SAD DAY.

NOT ONLY IN THE MUSIC WORLD,
BUT ELSEWHERE,

BECAUSE WE'’VE LOST
ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST,

MOST FLAMBOYANT AND OUTSPOKEN
WOMEN OF THE PAST TEN YEARS.

LISA LEFT-EYE LOPES,

THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT THE RAP
AND THE ATTITUDE TO TLC

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE
OF MULTI-PLATINUM SUCCESS

LOST HER LIFE IN A CAR ACCIDENT
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN NATION
OF HONDURAS,

WHERE SHE HAD BEEN VACATIONING

AND VOLUNTEERING
AT A HERBAL HEALING CENTER.

- IT'’S OKAY.

THIS WAS
THE WORST LOW IMAGINABLE.

NOW WE NEEDED TIME
TO FIGURE OUT WHO WE WERE

WITHOUT OUR SISTER LISA.

WE'’RE BACK HERE
WITH CHILLI AND T-BOZ

OF ATLANTA'’S OWN TLC.

LADIES, I'’M SURE IT'’S BEEN
A VERY HARD COUPLE OF MONTHS.

A LOVED ONE WAS LOST.

I IMAGINE IT WAS LIKE
LOSING A SISTER.

YEAH, IT IS LIKE
LOSING A SISTER.

IT'’S WEIRD, '’CAUSE THE TEN YEARS
WE WORKED TOGETHER,

IT REALLY FELT LIKE
A LIFETIME.

YEAH.

LOOK, I CAN'’T SAY THE FANS
ARE GONNA MISS

THE CRAZINESS PART
OF THE CRAZY SEXY COOL CREW.

SEE, THAT'’S THE THING.

LISA WASN'’T CRAZY.

I MEAN, SHE WAS CRAZY,
DON'’T GET ME WRONG, OKAY?

KEEP IT REAL.

BUT SHE WAS CRAZY CREATIVE.

YOU KNOW,
SHE WAS CRAZY PASSIONATE.

SHE WAS FEARLESS.

AND SHE ALWAYS SPOKE HER MIND.

OH, YEAH,
SHE KEPT IT REAL NOW.

SHE TOLD IT LIKE IT WAS.

YEAH, I MEAN,
STRAIGHT FORWARD, NO FILTER,

FROM THE HEART.

AND SHE HAD SUCH A BIG HEART.

YOU KNOW, SHE LOVED PEOPLE
THE WAY SHE WANTED TO BE LOVED.

THAT'’S RIGHT.

I KNOW YOUR LOVE FOR THE FANS
RUNS REAL DEEP,

AND AS YOU KNOW,
THEY HAVE BEEN WANTING

TO SPEAK TO YOU
FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW.

SO, LOOK,
WHY DON'’T WE TAKE SOME CALLS?

WE HAVE RAMONA,
FROM DECATUR.

WHAT'’S UP T-BOZ, CHILLI?

I JUST WANTED TO SAY
THAT LISA WAS ALWAYS TRUE,

AND SHE KNEW WHO SHE WAS.

COME ON, TELL IT.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT UP WE'’VE GOT
JAMES FROM DECAP COUNTY.

OH, OH YEAH,
YO T-BOZ, CHILLI.

YO, I MISS Y'’ALL,
YOU KNOW WHAT I'’M SAYIN'’?

WE AIN'’T GOIN'’ NOWHERE.

WE'’RE RIGHT HERE.

- [laughs]
- YES.

YOU KNOW,
I JUST CAN'’T STOP THINKIN'’

ABOUT THE MUSIC
Y'’ALL CREATED.

IT JUST--IT WAS JUST SO DOPE,
YOU KNOW WHAT I'’M SAYIN'’?

IT WAS SO MOVING.

I JUST HOPE YOU ALL DON'’T--

HOPE Y'’ALL DON'’T STOP,
YOU KNOW?

I JUST HOPE YOU DON'’T STOP.

IT'’S JUST THAT MUSIC'’S
GOING TO BE AROUND

FOR A LONG TIME

AND, I DON'’T KNOW, YOU KNOW,
TLC THING, JUST--

I HOPE IT CONTINUES ON.

- IT WILL.
IT WILL.

ALWAYS.

WHAT!

LOOK AT YOU!

LOOK AT YOU.

NO, LOOK AT YOU!

YOU ARE SUCH THE GIRLY GIRL.

GIRL, WHATEVER.

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?

HOW IS TRON?

GOOD, MY BABY'’S GOOD.

AT HIS DADDY'’S,
TRYIN'’ TO BE LIKE HIS DADDY.

MM.

NOT LIKE THAT!

DALLAS IS TEACHING HIM
HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR.

HOW'’S CHASE?

GIRL, GREAT.

TRYING TO BE
JUST LIKE HER MOTHER.

- WELL, YOU LOOK GOOD.

THANKS.

HOW YOU FEELING?

I FEEL GOOD, YOU KNOW?

I HAVE MY DAYS WHEN IT TRIES
TO GET ME DOWN,

BUT YOU KNOW ME,
I DON'’T PAY IT NO MIND.

SAME OLD "T."

THAT'’S WHY I LOVE YOU, GIRL.

YOU NEVER LET ANYTHING STOP YOU.

GIRL, I FORGOT HOW CORNY
YOU CAN BE SOMETIMES!

OKAY, WELL YOU BETTER
GET USED TO IT

NOW THAT WE'’RE BACK
IN THE STUDIO AGAIN.

WOW!

I MISSED YOU.

I MISSED YOU TOO.

LADIES,
YOU READY TO GET THIS GOING?

- YOU KNOW WHAT I'’M GONNA SAY.

MTB.

MEANT TO BE.

LOOK AT YOU.

NOW YOU'’RE THE ONE BEING CORNY.
WHAT, NO!

♪ THIS GOES OUT TO FOREVER

♪ THROUGH THE SUNSHINE
OR THE RAINIEST WEATHER ♪

♪ AND NO MATTER WHAT,
IT'’LL ALWAYS BE US TOGETHER ♪

♪ TLC

♪ I SAID IF I GOT NOTHING ELSE

♪ I GOT MEMORIES
OF WHAT WE FELT ♪

♪ I STAYED UP
LAUGHING TO MYSELF ♪

♪ SOMETIMES ABOUT IT

♪ THOSE SILLY REASONS

♪ WE WOULD FIGHT

♪ NO MATTER WHO WAS
WRONG OR RIGHT ♪

♪ WE WERE ALWAYS RIGHT THERE

♪ SHARING THIS LOVE,
SHARING THIS LIFE ♪

♪ CAUSE WE KNEW

♪ SAID WE ALWAYS KNEW

♪ THAT NO MATTER
WHAT WOULD HAVE COME ♪

♪ THAT WE WERE MEANT TO BE

♪ AND IT AIN'’T GONNA BE EASY ♪

♪ BUT NO MATTER WHAT,
BABY ♪

♪ WE'’RE MEANT TO BE ♪

♪ AND WE AIN'’T NEVER
NOT KNOWN IT ♪

♪ WE WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO BE

♪ MEANT TO BE

♪ AND THOUGH

♪ IT'’LL GET DARK SOMETIMES
WE KNOW ♪

♪ EVERY NOW AND THEN
IT'’S GOT TO RAIN ♪

♪ BUT WHEN THAT RAIN
STARTS TO POUND ♪

♪ ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS
TURN AROUND ♪

♪ AND YOU'’LL FIND ME
RIGHT THERE ♪

♪ HOLDING YOU UP,
HOLDING YOU DOWN ♪

♪ CAUSE WE KNEW
CAUSE WE KNEW ♪

♪ SAID WE ALWAYS KNEW

♪ THAT NO MATTER
WHAT WOULD HAVE COME ♪

♪ THAT WE WERE MEANT TO BE

♪ AND IT AIN'’T GONNA BE EASY ♪

♪ BUT NO MATTER WHAT, BABY

♪ WE'’RE MEANT TO BE ♪

♪ AND WE AIN'’T NEVER NOT KNOWN ♪

♪ THAT WE WERE ALWAYS

♪ MEANT TO BE

♪ MEANT TO BE, YEAH

♪ AND IT AIN'’T GONNA BE EASY ♪

♪ SAID, IT AIN'’T GONNA BE EASY ♪

♪ BUT NO MATTER WHAT

♪ BABY WE'’RE MEANT TO BE ♪

♪ WE WERE, WE WERE

♪ WE AIN'’T NEVER
NOT KNOWN IT ♪

♪ WE WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO BE

♪ YEAH, MEANT TO BE

♪ YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

♪ IT AIN'’T GONNA
BE EASY ♪

♪ SAID IT AIN'’T GONNA BE EASY ♪

♪ NO MATTER WHAT, BABY,
WE'’RE MEANT TO BE ♪

♪ WE WERE, WE WERE

♪ WE AIN'’T EVER
NOT KNOWN IT ♪

♪ WE WERE ALWAYS

♪ MEANT TO BE

♪ MEANT TO BE

♪ ALWAYS MEANT TO BE

♪ YEAH

T-BOZ!

I WAS WAITING FOR Y'’ALL
TO GET READY,

Y'’ALL WAS TALKIN'’.

SO THAT MADE ME TALK TO
SOMEBODY ELSE,

THEREFORE Y'’ALL
ASSES WEREN'’T READY.

OOH!

[laughter]

♪ THIS GOES OUT TO FOREVER

I'’M GONNA MESS YOUR SONG UP.

I'’M GONNA MESS YOUR SONG UP!

IT'’S OUR [...] DAMN SONG!
I'’M READY!