TLC Dances Through "No Scrubs" On VMAs

TLC, fresh from having received an award for Best Group Video for "No Scrubs" earlier in the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast, looked as if they were in great spirits for their performance of that song.

Clad in red, futuristic, strappy outfits similar to the ones they donned for the "No Scrubs" video, the trio, backed by a troupe of dancers, did a faithful rendition of the song that propelled their latest album, "Fanmail," to the top of the charts.

Maybe a little too faithful, actually; no backing musicians or DJs were visible on stage, and the vocals were, perhaps, more Memorex than live. The performance differed from the recorded version of the track only briefly, when the group kicked into a quick tap routine, followed by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' rap over the beat to Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing."

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