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Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg by TLC

Album: Ooooooohhh...On the TLC TipReleased: 1992Charted:
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  • This was the first Top 40 hit for TLC. It introduced the group and explained who represented each letter: Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.
  • This contains samples of "Escape-ism" (James Brown), "Jungle Boogie" (Kool & the Gang), "School Boy Crush" (AWB), "Fly Robin Fly" (Silver Convention), and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" (Bob James).
  • The video made sure to introduce each singer. When each girl sang her part, her name flashed on the screen. Like many of their songs, T-Boz sang the lyrics, Left Eye did the rap, and Chilli sang on the chorus.
  • This is about sex. They made it clear, however, that they advocated safe sex, by prominently displaying condoms. Lopes wore one over her left eye in their early days.
  • This is not the same song as the Temptations classic of the same name. In that song, a man swallows his pride and begs his girl to come back to him. In this, the girls state that they are not afraid to ask a man for sex.
  • It took a long time for radio stations to figure out what this was about, but when they did, a lot of them censored the line "2 inches or a yard, rock hard or if it's sagging - I ain't too proud to beg." The line was part of Left Eye's rap.
  • This was written largely by Dallas Austin, except for Left Eye's rap which, like the majority of what she sang, she wrote herself. (thanks, janean - cincinnati, OH)
  • The Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip album sold over 3 million copies. Their next one sold 5 million, but TLC still managed to go broke and had to file for bankruptcy in 1995. Their contract paid them only 7% of revenue from album sales, which wasn't enough to cover their expenses when split 3 ways.
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Comments: 2

Doesn't necessarily mean that they're begging scrubs for sex.Brigitte - Ottawa, On
Have u noticed that recently TLC didn't want no scrubs, but in this song they "ain't too proud to beg", I mean, thats completely contradicting yourself!Debra - Littleton, Nc