The ladies from SWV will not return from playing their famous Michael Jackson try in an upcoming “Verzuz” matchup … tells us they would not be there without him.
Tamara “Taj” Johnson and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons joined us on “TMZ Live” on Thursday and we asked if SWV should play their hit “Right Here (Human Nature Remix)” when the R&B group battles with Xscape Saturday on “Verzuz.”
Some people have issues with MJ’s legacy, and the use of his sample can lead to controversy … after all it has happened recently on “Verzuz,” when The Isley Brothers sampled R. Kelly.
But SWV says they will NOT cancel the MJ test … tells us why King of Pop has done wonders for their careers.
It’s pretty interesting … Taj and Lelee say Michael did not even get them to pay to try his 1983 hit, “Human Nature”, and they tell us how the freebie fell into their lap.
As they see it … Michael has paid the price for his transgressions and it’s not their job to judge him by canceling his music.
Check out the entire interview with SWV on Thursday on “TMZ Live” … because they also gave us some tea about touring and bouncing with Beyonce when Destiny’s Child just came up.