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The original TLC "Unpretty" video in 4K

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In 1999, TLC made an impactful statement that Entertainment weekly even noticed Before Born this way and Lady Gaga, 12 years prior TLC gave us Unpretty, and perhaps a more authentic message and impactful video. 


Using 3 actual real life scenarios that the girls went thru, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins being bullied by white peers for being Black, actually showed even then it was still an issue, but was barely noticed. 


The Late Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes story line of the dangers of your own street gang can actually double cross you and still cause serious danger.


Chilli perhaps had the most powerful statement, of what can happen under the influence of a bad boyfriend. 

The non TLC visual is all to realistic as well, comparing yourself to skinny models, and basically purge eating to be that Hollywood definition of size 0, which still in 2014 is a major issue. But, a 50 year standard will never change unless someone stands up. 

For the user to avoid copyright since Sony took out T-Boz's and Lisa's storylines, he used the re recording TLC did for a Japan only album called 20, which was also used in their biopic, which was controversial cos Perri "Pebbles" Reid, their original manager didn't like how she was portrayed, but we all know, that really went down that way with her. 


So, enjoy the version of Unpretty that we all saw on MTV back in the day. 


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