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Flashback Friday: Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg by Steele
February 11, 2011, 1:00 am
Filed under: danceable, flashback friday, sass, Shit I love

It recently came to light that, despite V’s voluminous knowledge of early 90s music, she somehow never heard TLC’s first single. Hey, nobody’s perfect!* Me, I watched this every day on MTV’s afternoon countdown, where it was often sandwiched between other classic videos like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Metallica’s “The Unforgiven,” which, seriously, Metallica? That shit was depressing as hell. Thanks for making me afraid of an old man AGAIN.

Anyway, “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” sent TLC on their way to becoming one of the decade’s major girl-groups. And it’s not hard to see why. In addition to jumping on the increasingly popular safe-sex bandwagon, they had a pint-size rapper, and they were three fine ladies who weren’t ashamed to demand some boots-knocking “if I need it in the morning or the middle of the night.” With their messages of empowerment, scorn for dudes who aren’t worthy and general sense of OH NO YOU DIDN’T, I’d say Beyonce and Destiny’s Child owe a pretty heavy debt to T-Boz, Left Eye (RIP) and Chilli.

*Just kidding. V is perfect.


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2 inches or a yard rock hard or if it’s saggin

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