''We called in F Gary Gray to direct the video. We filmed the video in the lake where they shot Jaws. I was so worried about falling in. The first time he showed us the concept – which showed a kid getting killed selling drugs and a guy contracting HIV – we started crying. Aids was an epidemic at the time. Not long after the song came out, I was doing a book-signing and a man came up to me and held my hand. ''I didn’t kill myself because of you.'' he said. ''I felt like nobody understood. But I felt like you guys understood how people can end up in my situation.'' - T-Boz
''Anything that’s self-destructive, that’s chasing a waterfall. We wanted to make a song with a strong message, about unprotected sex, being promiscuous, and hanging out in the wrong crowd. Aids is still out there. You still have bullying. You still have drugs. But you have to continue to bring awareness so that people can become more responsible and want to do the right things.'' - Chilli
''The song made us much more relevant – not just a fun girl group. We were bringing awareness to subjects people were nervous talking about. It was groundbreaking for us: from then on, we were seen as the real deal.'' - Chilli
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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