TLC - No Scrubs

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Watched this video for the first time since its release today.

I am the only one who notices the similarities between this and 'Scream'?

I'm surprised Mj or Jj didn't sue for such a blatant rip off!
 

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The 'No Scrubs' music video was visually inspired by the 'Scream' music video.

This happens a lot in the music industry, and legally there is nothing wrong with that.

This means that Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson could not sue TLC for those similarities.
 

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If somebody is going to sue for No Scrubs, then MGM could sue for the Smooth Criminal video, since it's based on 1953 movie The Band Wagon. 😆 Also the Beat It video is based on West Side Story. A lot of entertainment is copied from something else. Quentin Tarantino wouldn't have a career without it.
 

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Should Frank Sinatra have sued Michael for the Smooth Criminal video?
 

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This thread is a hot mess lol. Concepts are used and reused all the time, whether in paying homage or straight up theft. Legally there's nothing to be done except to just b*tch about it on the Internet and social media lmfao.
 

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Also the Beat It video is based on West Side Story.

Wasn't that The Way You Make Me Feel and not Beat It? Or both?


I never truly understood the "story" in the Scream video... if there is any.


Just wondering right now, when MJ breaks a guitar in Scream, who is he paying tribute to ?
(I'd say the movement looks much like the Clash "London Calling" album cover, but probably doesn't have anything to do with it.)
 
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