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

Published: Sunday 7th Apr 2013 by Sam

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. yourfavessuck April 7, 2013

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

  2. NickiBeyNaj April 7, 2013

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

  3. KING RIH April 7, 2013

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

    • NickiBeyNaj April 7, 2013

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

  4. KING RIH April 7, 2013

    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

      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. RiRi Bad April 7, 2013

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

  6. ARFA April 7, 2013

    YES PAY HOMAGE TO TLC!!

  7. ARFA April 7, 2013

    The video seems like a WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS PART 2

  8. Leon April 7, 2013

    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. MaZ April 7, 2013

    The original version is a classic hands down!

  10. YASSS!! April 7, 2013

    #TLC4EVA!!!!

  11. Suicide Blonde April 7, 2013

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

  12. pussiebeaterasseater April 7, 2013

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

  13. Bow Down Bishes! April 7, 2013

    Daaaang! Chilli’s leading man was FINE!

  14. HOWYOULIKEIT April 7, 2013

    I always play this song faster. Makes me bounce harder

  15. tera April 7, 2013

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

  16. JER April 7, 2013

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

  17. Cream April 7, 2013

    Hood rats DC3>>>>>>>>

  18. Mama Skorpion Always real April 7, 2013

    who?

  19. Drew April 7, 2013

    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.

    • niikolee April 8, 2013

      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. LDC April 8, 2013

    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. Dunk April 8, 2013

    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. Mark111 April 8, 2013

    5, 5 backup dacners. Lol.

  23. TruthSpeaker April 8, 2013

    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. savonn April 8, 2013

    the best to ever do it!!!

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