Ouch! SWV, T-Boz, & Jodeci Go Off About “VH-1’s Hip Hop Honors 90’s” Exclusion

Posted On : September 19, 2017

If you missed the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers Monday night (9-18-17), you missed a treat. But no worries, we got you covered. However, before we get into just how on point the show was in it’s tribute to the 90’s music makers, we must first feel you in on why SWV, TLC’s T-Boz, and Jodeci are pissed.

SWV: (L-R) Lelee Lyons, Coko Clemons, Taj George

Although VH-1 did a helluva job with the show, they did leave out a few of the 90’s game changers. That didn’t go unnoticed by the actual game changers they excluded. Of course you can’t talk about 90’s R&B and hip hop without talking about the biggest selling female R&B group of all time, TLC and two of the most influential R&B groups of that era, SWV and Jodeci.

According to SWV, Jodeci, and TLC, they were not invited to appear on the show. After watching Hip Hop Honors, and seeing the many R&B acts who were there, including Xscape, Monica, Kelly Rowland, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, and more, they all took to Twitter to vent.

TLC: Chilli and T-Boz

Lelee kicked it off with her tweets and Instagram posts and in response to Lelee’s reality check about the show, Jodeci, T-Boz, and Coko, responded in agreement:

Lelee also replied back to a fan in defense of 80’s rap legend, Roxanne Shante:

Roxanne Shante also stepped in the convo’:

There is no denying the fact that they all made some very valid points. Should SWV, TLC, and Jodeci have been included in the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers? Absolutely.

On the flip side though, we cannot deny that the show was well put together and it was such a beautifully refreshing thing to see REAL music being given it’s proper shine- with the exception of excluding some of the biggest artists of that era.

That also is a reminder of just how many great talents we were graced with throughout the 90’s, talents that definitely should still be at the forefront of today’s oftentimes wack music game, just saying.

It was an honor seeing some of the 90’s greats honored, including music moguls, Master P. and Jermaine Dupri; infamous video director, Hype Williams (and the woman he graciously gave half of his credit to, fashion stylist, June Ambrose); actor/comedian, Martin Lawrence, and Mariah Carey, all get their well deserved just due as the show’s honorees.

The performance lineup was crazy too. Everyone from Missy, to Lil’ Kim, to Trina and Trick Daddy, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Warren G, Havoc (of Mob Deep), Xscape, and more all killed it. Check out some of the performances below.

Missy Elliot…

Pharrell Williams gave a much needed wake-up call about racism in America…

A tribute was also paid to the late Prodigy of Mob Deep as Lil Kim, Havoc and Fabulous performed together…

Mariah Carey, Mase, The Lox, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri…

Xscape, Trick Daddy, Trina, Romeo, Silk Da Shocker…

Warren G, Ty Dolla $ign, Fat Joe, Kandi, Tiny, Remy Ma…