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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, like 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:

Listen to T-Boz and Chili’s full interview below:

Do you think Pebbles is justified for being mad and threatening to sue or should she get over it all and get her hands out of TLC’s pockets?

Catch “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” on VH1 October 21st, 2013 at 9:00 PM ET/ PT

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6 thoughts on “T-Boz & Chilli Tell The Truth About Pebbles & She Threatens To Sue

  1. Sorry but I believe Chilli and Tboz based on this: (1) What does TLC have to gain by trashing Pebbles? NOTHING. (2) Chilli and Tboz are MORE famous than Pebbles and have sold more records and had more hits than Pebbles. (3) TLC concerts have made more money than Pebbles concerts. (4) TLC is now part of pop cultural where Pebbles is not (yes, Mercedes was a nice song in the 80’s but that is it). So if you look add of this up, Who has reasons not to tell the truth? Even Lisa Lopez told this story on VHI behind the music before she died and she was a “straight in your face tell it like a it is” talker.

  2. La. Reid and babyface are both greedy, and Arrogant, and at that time Pebbles wanted to have her own group and have something of her own, she was not really their friend she was not telling the truth on what kind of contract, they where sighing, she should have showed them the business side of it, now if she says she was like there mother, and confident, then she should have taken better care of them. but see LA Reid and babyface are all about the Mighty DOLLAR,, look at Toni braxton soon as she signed with LA Reid and Babyface, she filed bankruptcy within years of singing,,

    what is up with this Record company, someone maybe needs to investigate,,

  3. Ketran on said:

    This is not the first time the girls spoke on these things,Why did they have file bankruptcy at a early age. Pebbles how are you living comfortably still. These girls have to go back to work. Let’s just say your embarressed,and your mad cus there wiser and are able to tell all truths

  4. Pebbles, why sue you got all of their money. Sue for what? Boo , you are slimey. You took their money knowingly, you were wrong as hell. You should be ashamed yourself. They are speaking the truth about your greedy ass.

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