• Wed, Dec 8 2010

Girl You Know It’s True: Milli Vanilli Makes a Comeback

According to People.com, Fab Morvan, the remaining member of Milli Vanilli, is back on the scene with a video of “Girl You Know It’s True,” backed by his band from Amsterdam.

For me — and perhaps for you! — this is like a precious piece of childhood reclaimed. I remember that magical time after Milli Vanilli burst onto the scene, but before we all had our fantasies ruined when we learned that they were lip-syncing all their songs. In that fleeting moment, it was like the gods of dreadlocks, broad shoulders and good dancing converged to create a band, and that band told stories about the girls they loved, and you could pretend they were talking about you, age 10.

Morvan had a tough road to hoe after their secret got out, he says:

“It was difficult to rebuild my life with this stigma,” says Morvan.

But now, he has a new lease on life and even looks forward to the day that he can rework the definition of Milli Vanilli in the dictionary from “band that lied to their fans and brought shame upon their families” to something a little nicer:

“…I want ‘Milli Vanilli’ to mean when you fall, you stand up and go forward. And no one can take that away from you.”

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