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Throwback Thursday: TLC

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Left Eye was the so-called "bad girl" of the group. Her troubled past and strained relationship with her boyfriend often made headlines, though it was Left Eye who pushed the envelope and really helped define TLC with her raps. When she first adopted the Left Eye moniker, she wore a condom under her eye to promote safe sex, then toned things down a bit with a black stripe under her eye.

TLC had attitude and sass, but ultimately empowered young women. From avoiding bad boyfriends ("No Scrubs") to raising awareness about drug use and HIV ("Waterfalls"), they prompted important dialogs for the time.

"Creep" is about a woman getting revenge on a man for cheating on her (so she "creeps"), though Left Eye protested the song and almost wore duct tape over her mouth in the video because she believed if a girl was cheated on, she should leave the relationship instead of getting revenge by doing more cheating.

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