As VH1 prepares to air out 20 years of TLC’s group drama in the upcoming biopic “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story,” original group members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are making the media rounds and speaking on what really happened between the group and their original manager Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid. Pebbles, who is definitely presented as a villain in the film, caught wind of their commentary and is now threatening to sue!
T-Boz and Chili hit Power 105.1′s “The Breakfast Club” morning show in New York to talk their anniversary album (in stores now) and the new film, which they both executive produced. But the conversation stopped being polite and started getting real when DJ Envy said he saw the film and “hated” Pebbles and her ex-husband L.A. Reid because of how greedy they seemed. “Was Pebbles really that bad?” Angela Yee asked as Charlamagne chimed in, “she seems like the Devil!”
“It’s not exaggerated,” T-Boz noted of horror stories that are included in the film, especially how the group sold over $10 million records but after signing a contract with Pebbles, only ended up with $15,000 apiece. The girls even said that when they eventually went to buy the name “TLC” from Pebbles she charged them $1 million per letter. Chili noted that these types of stories were even “toned down” for the film.
Pebbles on the other hand claims these tales are untrue and is crying slander. The music industry veteran said she’s got her “lawyers on deck,” and is ready to sue. Check out Pebbles’ rant on Twitter here.