The Female-Rapper Posse Cut “Ladies’ Night,” Then And Now

And yes, the rhymes are still tight.

At last night's airing of the 28th annual Soul Train Music Awards, Lil Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, and Total took to the stage to resurrect "Ladies Night (Not Tonight) Remix," their super-sex-positive 1997 banger. Much has changed in the 17 years since the single's original release: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes sadly passed in 2002, and Angie Martinez, who recently swapped her legendary post at Hot 97 for Power 105, was nowhere to be found at the reunion. While the movie soundtrack that spawned the song—the Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins-starring Nothing To Lose—has quietly slid into irrelevance, the all-ladies posse cut holds court in female-rapper infamy. Check out last night's clip, as well as a performance of the song from the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, below.

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Ladies night!!! #soultrainawards #lilkim #missyelliott #dabrat #riplisalefteye
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The Female-Rapper Posse Cut “Ladies’ Night,” Then And Now