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Ashley Reid, the daughter of former TLC manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid, talks with Tom Joyner Morning Show commentator Jacque Reid about the misrepresentation of her mother in the TLC biopic, not regretting the comments she made about Chilli and much more.

JACQUE REID:  Good morning Tom, Sybil and Jay.  And happy Friday.  Now, when it aired last month the biopic based on the life of super girl group TLC was a rating success, but some are calling it an epic failure when it comes to accuracy of some of the accounts.  Now the most controversial was the portrayal of the girl’s original manager, singer Pebbles.  The movie showed Pebbles to be manipulative and jealous when it came to the members of TLC.  Now Pebbles sent out a statement recently saying that she is demanding a retraction of the false and defamatory statements and scenes.  She says she will share her story at the appropriate time on the appropriate venue.  So we’re still waiting for that.  Meanwhile, Pebbles’ daughter, whose father is Pebbles’ ex-husband, LA Reid has been very vocal about her anger of the TLC biopic’s portrayal of her mother.  In fact Ashley Reid’s statements on the issue have left many shocked.  But she says she is a passionate daughter defending her mother.  I’m going inside her story with Ashley Reid.  Good morning, Ashley.

ASHLEY REID:  Good morning, how are you?

JACQUE REID:  Very well, thank you for taking the time to do this.  Now some of your statement suggested, you know, let me just kind of run through it, that you wanted to fight Chilli, that Chilli had an affair with your father and really slept her way around the music industry.  Do you regret saying any of those things or do you stand by it?

ASHLEY REID:  Oh, no.  I don’t regret anything. Not at all.  I mean it’s one of those things where, you know, all I can really ask people is what would you do in that position?  When people were attacking you personally about the people that you care about the most.  I don’t know if everybody can say what they would do.  I know that people might get defensive.  That seems like kind of a human nature type thing, especially when it’s really just a total, a total assault.  I think they recognize they would feed into that energy.  Did I take it too far?  Sure.  Of course, but I mean, who doesn’t sometimes?  That’s …

JACQUE REID:  But no regrets?

ASHLEY REID:  Absolutely not.  Uh-uh.

JACQUE REID:  Now you told me you did not see the movie, but a lot of this started on Twitter when people were really coming at you and really saying a lot of negative things based on what was in the movie.  Is that why you decided to speak out?  Because of hurtful things being said on Twitter?

ASHLEY REID:  Well, it’s really just, you know, I saw a promo for the film, and the reason why I ended up not watching the film is really they had a $20 wig on my mother, and she has the best hair I’ve ever seen, so that already infuriated me enough to where I knew I just couldn’t watch it.  But what I learned really that was interesting was that you can actually watch things on Twitter.  People keep you completely updated moment by moment, scene by scene, and it was just so hateful.  It was so incredibly hateful it was shocking and when I …

JACQUE REID:  And why so much of your …

ASHLEY REID:  Hmm?

JACQUE REID:  Why is so much of your anger geared towards Chilli and not T-Boz?  It just seemed like you said you can’t wait to see Chilli.  Were you guys closer?  Because you kind of grew up, you were a little girl when they were forming this group, but you grew up with them, and you told me they actually, you know, you all slept in the same bed, they were a part of your family.

ASHLEY REID:  Absolutely.  I mean these girls were part of the family.  We broke bread together.  We, I mean, my mother was their mother.  They were in our house.  She took care of them, this, that and the third.  So it was something where, yeah, I’m a child, but I’ve got two eyes that work and ears that work.  And growing up you ask questions, you understand why it’s better, you gain wisdom, you gain knowledge.  So throughout this past 20 years where everybody’s pretty much been quiet except for these girls, you get to know people as people.  I didn’t grow up thinking that celebrities were on a pedestal.  They were just like everybody else to me.  So Chilli, I mean, I don’t really know what I can say positive at this moment about her, it’s just that I wish the best for her, always.  But she’s not going to get the results she wants out of this.

JACQUE REID:  Now in the biopic we see, what we see is your mother is being portrayed as being jealous of Chilli.  You’re saying that that’s not true, your mother had no jealousy towards Chilli?

ASHLEY REID:  (Laugh) Okay, my mother, my mother was Pebbles, is Pebbles.  My mother is not jealous of Chilli.  I think that’s, that’s a comedy type thing to me.  Honestly.  I think that there were certain things that were portrayed that was just, you know, to the girls’ best benefit, or so they think.  But that, right there, that was total in complete BS.

JACQUE REID:  What about the part that your mother mismanaged them and really cheated them out of millions of dollars?

ASHLEY REID:  I’m going to put it like this.  I think that even TLC doesn’t know exactly what they were lied to about.  So at the end of the day, you know, they’re producers on the film, they want to make themselves look good, they had no problems throwing my mother and Lisa under a bus completely.  So it’s something where they’re taking the information that they have felt that they have learned and they’re attacking the people that they feel though it’s safe to attack …

SYBIL WILKES:  Even though you haven’t seen the movie?

ASHLEY REID:  Listen, when I tell you that movie was on Twitter, I did no miss a scene …

SYBIL WILKES:  I get that part, but do you ever plan to see it just to get tthe full picture?

ASHLEY REID:  No.  Because it’s not the full picture.  It’s a movie.  So, for me, I had to run like 10 miles after that and do 80 pushups.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  Do you want to make a movie …

JACQUE REID:  Now a lot of folks are …

ASHLEY REID:  I really don’t think I should see it.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  Are you going to make a movie about your mom?

JACQUE REID:  A lot of folks are waiting for your mom to say something.

J. ANTHONY BROWN  Yeah.

JACQUE REID:  We haven’t heard from her aside from this statement.  Is she going to set the record straight?  Do you think she’s going to go through what we saw and just say; I didn’t feel this way, I didn’t do this, and set it straight?

ASHLEY REID:  Well, I don’t know exactly what she’s going to say, but, you know, what the girls did was basically open up a floodgate of a lot of truth coming out.  So mom’s been quiet, dad’s been quiet.  And …

JAB:  Your mom’s been quiet?

ASHLEY REID:  And I was tired of being quiet.  Oh, absolutely.

TOM JOYNER:  Yeah, yeah.  And …

ASHLEY REID:  For the past 20 years she hasn’t said anything at all, and neither has my father.

TOM JOYNER:  Well, here’s what I find interesting, Ashley.  Okay, your mother represented a lot of people.

ASHLEY REID:  Yeah?

TOM JOYNER:  And after this movie no one, but you, has come to defend Pebbles.

ASHLEY REID:  Isn’t that crazy?

TOM JOYNER:  So …

SYBIL WILKES:  Have they called …

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  That’s not crazy.

JACQUE REID:  And not even your dad.

TOM JOYNER:  Not even LA Reid.

ASHLEY REID:  I know, I know.  But you know what’s so interesting about that?  People are controlled by their pocket at the end of the day.  So definitely the industry knows a lot of different …

SYBIL WILKES:  Is your dad controlled by the pocket and not saying anything?

ASHLEY REID:  Look, he has his own reason for not saying anything.  You should try to ask him, but I don’t know what you’re going to get out of him.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  Are you going to make a movie called Pebbles?

ASHLEY REID:  I mean I think they made a movie called Pebbles to be honest.  They could’ve focused on their legacy.  And instead …

TOM JOYNER:  Who are some of the other artists that your mother worked with?

ASHLEY REID:  Mom worked with Tony Rich.  She worked with, you know, this is the thing, this is the thing I understand about my mom.

TOM JOYNER:  She worked with a lot of people.

ASHLEY REID:  She worked with everyone.  She had her hand in everything.

TOM JOYNER:  But no one has come forward and said that movie is all wrong.  Nothing’s wrong with Pebbles.  She’s a great manager, she doesn’t steal.  No one has come forth and said that.

ASHLEY REID:  I think that people don’t want to get involved.

JAB:  Everybody?

ASHLEY REID:  For their own reasons.

JAB:  All of them?

ASHLEY REID:  Yes, possibly.  Listen, people are not, in my opinion, they more so complacent than anything.  And …

SYBIL WILKES:  Well, it seems like the silence is louder than anything.

ASHLEY REID:  It is.  It is.  And that’s what bothers me about silence.  And that’s why I just completely got fed up.  Like, look, if everybody’s going to be silent, I’m just not going to anymore.

JAB:  But don’t you think you should at least see the movie?  So then you can comment on the movie and not what you read on Twitter?

JACQUE REID:  She saw it on Twitter.

ASHLEY REID:  I saw it on Twitter.  I don’t need to see the movie.

ASHLEY REID:  I don’t need to see the movie.

JACQUE REID:  It gives you play by play.

ASHLEY REID:  Play by play.  I don’t need to see the movie, I’m telling you.

JACQUE REID:  Your mom and dad they told you to kind of be quiet.  Are you ignoring them?  Or what’s going on?

ASHLEY REID:  My mom and dad didn’t tell me to be quiet.

JACQUE REID:  Well, what did they say?

ASHLEY REID:  They told me that …

JAB:  Would you listen?

ASHLEY REID:  They told me that I should probably not threaten people, but they didn’t tell me to be quiet.

ASHLEY REID:  You know?

SYBIL WILKES:  So you have spoken to your dad?  You have spoken to LA Reid?

ASHLEY REID:  I have spoken to my family, of course.

TOM JOYNER:  Okay.

SYBIL WILKES:  But he’s not saying anything to defend your mama.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  Y’all need your own reality show.

ASHLEY REID:  Well, you know what’s interesting, in the past year, we’ve been in the works with that.  And it’s coming out.  Probably going to be better if you ask me.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  Oh, definitely.  LA Reid, Pebbles and you.  That should be the name of it, man.

TOM JOYNER:  Is your mom still a pastor?

SYBIL WILKES:  Sister Perri?

TOM JOYNER:  Is she …

ASHLEY REID:  My mom is still a very anointed person, that doesn’t go away.

TOM JOYNER:  All right.

JACQUE REID:  Maybe that’s why she’s been quiet.  Maybe that’s why.

ASHLEY REID:  There’s many reasons.  Seriously, there’s many reasons.  Listen, this story, they opened up the floodgates, it’s nowhere near being over.

14 thoughts on “Ashley Reid on Her Comments About Chilli: ‘I Don’t Regret Anything’

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  2. I do not believe that this young lady actually thinks her mother, is really not even in the music business any more she is so played out, Pebbles made one song, I mean really can they get over this and move on,, Really Ashley are you really that upset, then you should have watched the film, chili evidently is not saying anything at this time,, T-boz is not saying one word , the movie was great all the girls did a very good Ashley, it was about the acting, the work ashley not about your, Mom. Yes I know you want to defend/her, but your mother is a grown woman she needs to take care of this for-herself. Your father was attracted to Chili I mean she is a beautiful woman,, so you really should be checking your dad,, You dad is a HOUND,, she was not the only woman that he has slept with,. You really need to watch the movie ashley and stop your Complaining and move on. Lisa is gone and TLC is not even performing anymore,,, GET OVER IT, and move on..

  3. Tanga perry on said:

    I am believing TLC all the way……the old saying “a hurt dog hollows loudly” and that’s what pebbles is exactly doing. I don’t trust her one bit!…. and I hope she and her daughter reads this comment.

  4. natalie on said:

    little miss ashley just wanted to be seen, go sit she is probably a goldigger just like her mother still is , she could not answer whether her mother was still a minster. i guess not – and no you would not speak up if you know all is true . she stole and it will come back on her if it hadn’t already

  5. To set the record straight. Ashly is Not LA Reid’s daughter!! She is peebles daughter by a big time drug dealer in Oakland…she was born before Her and LA met because introduced them to each other..she was raised in part by George Smith .a man pebbles married for hos money..she left George for LA because he was younger and had a brighter future..LA was 20 years younger than George..Peebles is a world class Golddigger..ask Uncle Charlie Wilson and so many more…I’m out!

  6. she should have stayed quiet all she did it for the make some other look guilty and herself look stupid. It’s a shame that these young girls work hard and were robbed and as far as the sleeping around rumors are just that rumor. Young girl sit down and be quiet because your a hot mess.

  7. Ashley sounds confused and very superficial! Complaining that her mother wore a $20.00 wig in the movie, when her mother had nice hair .COME ON!!! She didn’t see the movie. smh

  8. Renita on said:

    Oh yeah, there were speculation and rumors of L.A. Reid and Chili back in the day but neither ever spoke on it and it was forgotten so yes, I think Pebbles was jealous of this young girl fresh out of high school taking her husband attention.

  9. Renita on said:

    Nobody was thrown under a bus by this movie. Everything in the biopic was public knowledge. Lisa was on the news every week when she was with Andre. Thats why everyone thought she was crazy, way before this movie came out. As for Pebbles, if you sell a million records and don’t see any increase in your pay, and the only ones making money is your manager and the record company; you know something shady is going on.

  10. Eulalia on said:

    This child needs to stay in her place and let her parents deal with this. She is just drawing more attention to them and giving people more to think about because she really couldn’t answer any questions. Especially the one of why no one has come to Pebbles defense. She should just be quiet.

  11. I think Ashley is really doing what a lot of us would do if someone tore down our parents like Pebbles has been crucified in the media and the movie. She just standing up for her mama, no matter if she was right or wrong. Ashley didn’t have to say she was going to punch Chilli when she saw her, but I think she was fighting back the way maybe she wishes her mom and/or dad should. She is young and maybe not doing this in the correct manner though. I’m still trippin because Chilli did NOT deny sleeping around or sucking d**k’s to get to the top the way Ashley claimed she did. Chilli’s response to Ashely did NOT mention that part at ALL!! Did anybody catch that? Hmmmmmm….

  12. Candygirl81 on said:

    I think Ashley has found her 15 mins. Like she said, there is a reality show coming. For one, you didn’t even see the movie regardlees of what’s on twitter, Two, TLC really was broke amid a contract your mother had them sign, and three your mama had to “take care of them”. Im sorry but after you sellingn even 100000 albums you should’nt have to sleep at your manager’s house. Or be taken care of in that manner. Something was’nt right.

    • Lisa Gilliam on said:

      Exactly Candygirl81… I agree with everything you said. She needs to let her parents speak for themselves; she was a child and they were the one’s working and managing TLC. Let them handle it.

    • I agree with both you and Lisa… Most definitely this young lady is using this as an opportunity to get her 15 mins of fame. I’m mean let’s be real, we all knew that Pebbles and L.A. Reid had children but had no idea who they were or what they’re doing. Since watching the TLC movie and this whole debacle surfacing, it prompted me to dig deeper, again who knew or cared for that matter what Pebbles or her kids were doing. Quietly, they need to be thanking T-Boz and Chili for breathing life into their existence whether good or bad. *shrugs* Miss Ashley needs to take two seats and stay out of grown folks biz, she’s demonstrating how immature she truly is. I have a mother, and will defend my mother if/when attacked indeed, however defending doesn’t have to be loud, insulting or threatening. Ashley despite what she thinks she may know, was too young to know the TRUTH about what was really going on. That truth will prevail…

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