TLC ACTUALLY TOUCHED ME + More Life-Affirming Moments From The ‘CrazySexyCool’ Premiere (PHOTOS)

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Our #feelings could barely HANDLE this momentous occasion!

Last night, I attended the New York City premiere of the upcoming TLC biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which premieres on VH1 on Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 CT. (For the non-initiated, here’s everything you ever need to know about TLC!) What happened on the K.Michelle-hosted red carpet? Let’s just say that literally all of my TRL-obsessed, ’90s child dreams came true. (Just like you, I get lonely embarrassingly OOC around iconic pop stars, too.)

Not only did I get to talk IRL to founding members T-Boz and Chilli — whose greatest hits album 20 featuring new single “Meant To Be” came out yesterday — but they even clued me in on what we can expect in terms of new material in 2014.

Also, I got to chat with Lil Mama (who plays Left Eye in the film), other celebs/ obvs TLC stans like Mack Wilds and Kandi Burruss, was in the presence of Missy Elliott, caught a glimpse of the legendary Ms. Diana Ross, and came even closer to solving the mystery of whether LL Cool J is actually a vampire or not. To understand WTF I’m talking about, check out the from-the-frontlines photos below.

T-minus five minutes before the first red carpet arrivals. Paging Cher Horowitz, because I’m, like, totally buggin’!

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Well hello, Ms. K.Michelle! You look lovely and envelope-pushy as always. (Read up on her supremely sheer fashion statement, here.)

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Oh hay, Kandi Burruss, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and writer of “No Scrubs“!

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Kandi’s favorite TLC song? (Other than “No Scrubs,” duh.) “Baby Baby Baby.”

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Tristan “Mack” Wilds popped by. I think he winked at me. BRB crumbling into a million pieces.

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OK, all taped back up. His fave TLC track? “Red Light Special.” Cut to the necessary visual!

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I asked the “Own It” singer who he should play in a biopic. His response? The ageless LL Cool J.

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Seeing that LL has aged, like, 2 days in the past 30 years, we think Mack could probably play him from ages 20 to 120.

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Related: Is LL Cool J a vampire? We both came to the incredibly scientific conclusion that… um, yeah. Probably.

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Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba (a.k.a., Taystee and Suzanne/ “Crazy Eyes” from “Orange Is The New Black”) didn’t have time to talk. #AllTheSads

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And neither did Questlove. #OhWait #MoreSads #IFoundThem

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I just wanted to tell you that Lorde truly loves you! Even more than the star-nosed mole!

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But our snub of the night goes to none other than Diana Ross, who flashed by in a magnificent blur. #Mahogany #Goddess #BowDown

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The stunning Drew Sidora, who plays T-Boz in “CrazySexyCool,” came by, though!

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Drew said that the “No Scrubs” video was her favorite to recreate. T-Boz worked super hard to make sure that Drew got all of her mannerisms DOWN!

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We think that Drew totally pulled off T-Boz’s hard-edged, “No Scrubs” mugging, don’t you? (Watch what else Drew Sidora has to say about TLC, here.)

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I asked Lil Mama what her favorite costume was. “A-huh, ‘SCRUBS,’” she cackled like some kind of fabulously wicked, aquamarine queen.

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Turns out that Drew, Mama, and Keke (who plays Chilli) got to wear the actual “No Scrubs” costumes! Ahh!!!! Jealous.

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Goddess alert!

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I asked Chilli about any new material we can expect in 2014. “We’re almost done,” she told me, “but I can’t wait until it comes out.” #SameSameSameSame

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T-Boz said that their new music’s gonna be nothing like “Meant To Be.” Expect a whole new TLC album — whole new TLC vibe. “Oh, we’re coming.”

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FTR, both founding TLC members touched my arm. Betcha wished ya signed my yearbook now, ALL OF 8TH GRADE!

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“CrazySexyCool” itself was obvs a life-changing experience — I was crying “Waterfalls” by the end. Literally my face:

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Oh, and BTW I saw Missy Elliott when I was leaving the theater!!!!

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AHHHH! I am finally at peace.

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+ Watch the “CRAZYSEXYCOOL: THE TLC STORY” SUPERTRAILER, and check out the RED CARPET PHOTO GALLERY.

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