Lelee, Taj, and Coko are reunited and ready!
On Jan. 15, I had the ah-mazing privilege of attending a special screening event for the premiere episode of WE tv's "SWV Reunited," held at the Jazz Room at the General in New York's Bowery neighborhood. For fans of Sisters With Voices and their '90s R&B girl group peers like En Vogue and TLC (ALL HANDS SHOULD BE RAISED), the series, which hits airwaves tonight, is an absolute must-see.
Just in case you're not up-to-speed on all things SWV,
WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU here's a brief refresher. Until their initial breakup in 1998, members Coko, Taj, and Lelee slayed the music game with hits like "I'm So Into You," "Right Here," and "You're The One."
Since re-forming in 2005, the ladies have already dropped one album, 2011's I Missed Us, and hopefully this reality docu-series signals another LP on the horizon. Speaking of "SWV Reunited," you'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll eventually stop trying to pick up your jaw every time it drops because of the group's still-flawless vocals. (After the 877th time, you just kinda learn to live with it.)
Anyway, just in case SWV's backstory isn't enough to fully inspire you for days to come, here are five key life-affirming moments from the premiere event last night. We're not saying you have to grab a box of Kleenex before you read on, but, you know, don't say we didn't warn you.
1.) While posing for pics before taking the stage, it looked like Taj almost tumbled back. But never fear, her fellow Sisters With Voices caught her!
2.) Before they played the episode, Lelee took a sec to thank all the fans who never gave up on SWV. BRB, weeping.
3.) Although there were tons of quotable lines from the premiere, the greatest quip belongs to Coko: "I don't even like kids, so the fact that I have two?" DEAD.
4.) Hearing that iconic "Ooooh, what am I supposed to do?" hook from "I'm So Into You" again was just, like, transcendental.
5.) NO, BUT SERIOUSLY THESE VOCALS!!!! So. On. Point.
If your life isn't officially affirmed after all that, then I honestly don't know what to tell you except BYE.
Photo credit: Getty Images, RCA, WE tv, John Walker's Instagram