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After 18 Years, TLC Still Doesn't Want No Scrubs

A scrub is a guy that thinks he's fly.

08/06/2017 1:14 AM AEST | Updated 08/06/2017 6:38 AM AEST

In January 1999, the girl group TLC dropped a hit to end all hits: “No Scrubs.” The song became an anthem against men who don’t treat women well, aka “scrubs,” who can most closely be compared to present-day “fuccbois.”

On Monday night, comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins tweeted an inquiry into TLC’s current anti-scrubs sentiment:

A response from the official TLC Twitter account appeared mid-afternoon on Tuesday:

So, to clarify, no, these ladies still don’t want no scrubs, and there are still guys who can’t get no love from them.

A rep for TLC also emphasized that the lyrics’ definition of “scrubs,” referring to them as “busters,” still stands:

In case you need a full refresher, please enjoy below:

In the years since the song exploded onto the scene, the trio has become a duo. Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes was killed in a car accident in 2002, leaving Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas to continue the TLC legacy together. Watkins and Thomas recently released their first music video in 14 years, titled “Way Back.”

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Oh, and if you were wondering whether the group still does not endorse “chasing waterfalls,” a rep for the group clarified their current stance on that, too:

Bless you, TLC. 

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