“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” by TLC

In context, let’s say that American society in general is one in which, traditionally speaking, females are not supposed to feen for sex. Well TLC, with this song especially, ranks amongst the artists who have contributed to breaking that mold. And all the song’s lyrics considered, what the vocalist “ain’t too proud to beg” for would be sex.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for TLC's Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg at Lyrics.org.

But that is not to imply that this is some type of freewheeling espousement of promiscuity. Instead, it’s by and large made quite that who she is ‘begging’ would be her significant other. And along those same lines, what the vocalist really “need(s)” is “to feel loved”, not sex per se.

TLC, "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" Lyrics
TLC's T-Boz explains "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"

Release Date of “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”

“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” is a hip hop song, recorded and performed by TLC, one of the most successful US girl groups of the 90s. The track, released on November 22 of 1991, is one of four singles issued by the band from their maiden studio album, “Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip”.

Awards and Honors

This was TLC’s first-ever single and their first hit song. It peaked at No.6 on the US Hot 100 and No.13 on the official singles chart in the UK.

This hit was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for recording over a million sales units in the US.  

“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” is one of several songs featured on the music game series “Dance Central 3”.

Credits for “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”

Several songwriters have been credited for authoring this song including its producer, Dallas Austin and Lisa Lopes, a member of the above-noted group, who died in a car crash.

TLC’s “Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip” Album

“Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip”, issued by LaFace Records, was officially put out on February 25 of 1992.  

Aside from “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”, all the album’s other three singles were issued in 1992. “Baby-Baby-Baby” is the project’s second single. It was issued on May 29. The album’s third and fourth singles, “What About Your Friends” and “Hat 2 da Back”, were issued on August 28 and September 3, respectively.

Peaking at No.14 on Billboard 200 and performing well on other album charts around the world, the project’s commercial performance can be easily described as a success.

On May 1 of 1996 it was given a 4x Platinum certification by the RIAA. It is also a Platinum-certified record in Canada.  

Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg by TLC

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