TLC member Chilli was shocked when she found out that TaylorSwift was a fan of the best-selling girl group of all time.
Chilli met Swift in October when TLC, Swift, Alicia Keys andothers performed at the Justin Timberlake And Friends charity concert at the Mandalay BayEvents Centerin Las Vegas tobenefit the Shriners Hospitals For Children.
The moment is captured on Sunday's episode of VH1's What Chilli Wantsdating show.
Swift told Chilli that TLC recorded one of her favoritesongs. "I'm a huge fan," Swift said during their backstage meeting. "I think Iwas 10 years old when I first saw the video for 'Unpretty.' That was my favoriterecord when I was growing up."
(Watch the video ofChilli and Taylormeeting at the :11 mark.)
Chilli described her encounter with Swift as "amazing." "Iwas already loving this girl before I met her," Chilli said about Swift. "Butwhen she told me she was a TLC fan, and said her favorite song was 'Unpretty,'I almost passed out."
Taylor Swift's hit "You Belong With Me" and "Unpretty" share a similar theme, about measuring up to social standards and trying to fit in.
Once Swift revealed her admiration for the group, Chilli sawthe connection. "I swear, I was like, 'That makes sense for her to like that[song],'" she said. "It makes all the sense in the world."
This week's episode of WhatChilli Wants also gets emotional when the family of late TLC member Lisa"Left Eye" Lopes greets Chilli and T-Boz backstage. Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of Left Eye's April 25, 2002 death in a car crash in Honduras.
"It made me feel good that they were proud of ourperformance, and how we always incorporate Lisa," Chilli said of the supportfrom Left Eye's family. "I can not wait for everybody to see this Sundaynight."
Chilli, admits however, that it is still too difficult forher and T-Boz to watch Left Eye's performance footage. "It's funny because whenwe have the big screens on the side of the stage, and when Lisa's parts comeup, and we show her, we still, and I think it's been 6 years, we still can notlook at the screen.
"We can't do it. We will break down. For me, personally, tolook to my right and see T-Boz, then look to my left and there's no one there,Lisa's not there-she's not in the middle. It's just the two of us. It makes mework harder to let people see that we can still do this. But she could never bereplaced."
(See Chilli greet Left Eye's family at 6:37 mark in video below.)
What Chilli Wantsfollows Chilli during her search for love. Each week, her dating coach sets herup on blind dates and critiques her interaction with the men. Chilli's list ofrequirements makes this quest seem impossible. Missy Elliott, Floyd Mayweather,and T-Boz are a few of her celebrity friends who appear on the show.
What Chilli Wantsairs on VH1 on Sunday nights.
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