Watch: TLC – ‘Creep’ Video (Unreleased Alternate Version)

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As one of biggest selling girl groups of all-time, TLC achieved such status with a flavoursome mix of classic songs and epic videos – with one of their most noted being 1994’s ‘Creep’.

Lifted from the trio’s mega-selling sophomore set ‘CrazySexyCool’, the track and its accompanying video is widely hailed for cranking the “Girl Power” movement into overdrive. For, with its risqué lyrics and unapologetic delivery, the release presented a super sound foundation for the ‘independent women” “running the music world” today, the Beyonce’s, the Rihanna’s, and the countless other progressive female figures in-between.

Yet, despite the song’s global success, very few know that another video was not shot for it. Directed by Lionel C. Martin, the original ‘Creep’ clip was left on the cutting-room floor for reasons unknown. What is certain, though, is that fans can now watch it after Martin unearthed it from his vault.

So, without further adieu, watch T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli like you’ve (literally) never seen them before below…

And the version you’re more familiar with…

While we definitely prefer the “official” version, this certainly makes for an interesting watch. This is the type of “vault” footage we’d love to see from a host of other acts – both here and gone.

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  1. April 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    yourfavessuck says:

    I miss that era of music as well as the ones before that. This era of music is b*******.

  2. April 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    NickiBeyNaj says:

    I Been on, I Been on, I Been on. Tell Me Who Gon’ Take Me Off

  3. April 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    KING RIH says:

    She been off, she been off. Tell me what flop song gon put her back on?

    • April 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm
      NickiBeyNaj says:

      You know enough to be able to come back with that! Sounds like a stan right there

  4. April 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    KING RIH says:

    UGHHHH FIX THE LINK SAM. I cant see the video. ANyways, Creep is an AMAZING song and i love the original video. Nobody was touching TLC back then. Not even the Spice Girls. And for damn sure not…. well yall know.

    That album went DIAMOND then they went broke :(((((((((((

    • September 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm
      :) says:

      They didn’t ‘go’ broke. Certain people like Pebbles (their used to be manager) were being stingy with money and only gave them little of profit.

  5. April 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm
    RiRi Bad says:

    All i see is signs all i see is dolla signs $$$$$

  6. April 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    ARFA says:


  7. April 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    ARFA says:

    The video seems like a WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS PART 2

  8. April 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Leon says:

    This video is beyond awesome! It is clear why they didn’t use it, since it was very reminiscent to their first album style and they wanted to graduate into a new era, that being Crazysexycool. Love this video though and thankful to Lionel for finally sharing it with us! Worth the wait

  9. April 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    MaZ says:

    The original version is a classic hands down!

  10. April 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    YASSS!! says:


  11. April 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:

    A real group unlike the overrated so called girl group of Beyonce and her two backup dancers.

  12. April 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    pussiebeaterasseater says:

    ummm….. from the looks of it Left Eye was having that ghetto video …….

  13. April 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    Bow Down Bishes! says:

    Daaaang! Chilli’s leading man was FINE!

  14. April 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I always play this song faster. Makes me bounce harder

  15. April 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    tera says:

    when u say tlc u call my name!!! tlc4ever luv left eye very much********** thats a real group

  16. April 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    JER says:

    They shoulda combined both versions. I like the story from this one

  17. April 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    Cream says:

    Hood rats DC3>>>>>>>>

  18. April 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    Mama Skorpion Always real says:


  19. April 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    Drew says:

    I’m so glad this video was not released because it wasn’t that good. The other version is way better. The quality of this version wasn’t good compared to the other version. They had the coolest pajamas in the other video.

    Left Eye actually did not want this song released as a single because she didn’t believe in the whole sneaking around creeping.

    • April 8, 2013 at 12:15 am
      niikolee says:

      I agree. I think too much was happening in the video. The original version is simpler and classic.

      Lookin back at the fashion ,…… I cringee

  20. April 8, 2013 at 1:36 am
    LDC says:

    Words can’t express how much better this era of music was over what’s “hot” right now…and the NUMBERS prove it. This album went DIAMOND, while the so-called hit makers of today struggle to go platinum. I laugh at just about every “artist” who debuted after 2004. They are b******* compared to was happening during the 90s.

  21. April 8, 2013 at 2:07 am
    Dunk says:

    I actually remember an interview with Lisa where she spoke about there being ano0ther video for Creep, she said it was her idea to scrap it cos it was too dark and there was a lot of compition out at the time, she said Salt n Pepa ahd just released the video for None Of Your Biusiness looking all fly and s*** and they had to step there game up so the re-shot the video, which to be honest was a very good idea, i remember seeing them looking fly in thos Pyjamas and re-difned them as a group

  22. April 8, 2013 at 5:05 am
    Mark111 says:

    5, 5 backup dacners. Lol.

  23. April 8, 2013 at 11:19 am
    TruthSpeaker says:

    they should have combined the videos. The released version is more pop friendly while this version does a better job of embodying the feminism TLC stood for with their music. Oh how i miss 90s R&B!

  24. April 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Aaron says:

  25. April 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    savonn says:

    the best to ever do it!!!

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