Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Angrily Responds To T-Boz And Chilli’s Claims That She Scammed Them
Back when casting for the highly anticipated TLC biopic CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story was being conducted, we told you that more than a few feathers were being ruffled. The man who credits himself with creating the group, Ian Burke, came out around May, expressing that he was hurt by the way producers severely minimized the role that he played in the group’s history when putting the film together. Not long after, the younger sister of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Reigndrop Lopes, also came forward, expressing that she and her mother were extremely upset that they were not consulted when the movie was being put together. And then, there’s TLC’s former manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid. Most of us already assumed that the group’s money struggles and their allegations that Pebbles robbed them of their earnings would be a major part of the storyline, but during an interview that the ladies recently had with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, DJ Envy revealed that the part of the movie that highlighted the public scandal was pretty shocking. Holding nothing back, Chilli and T-Boz told the hosts that the story had not been exaggerated at all.
“It’s not exaggerated. [When we didn’t sign our contracts] she cried and she did the whole, ‘You don’t trust me.’ That was true. But she had a tear. Remember the tear? We called it a Demi Moore tear. The thing that is true though, she did do some good for us. She put us together. She taught us some things. But then there’s always times when you work with people, there’s always things that you’re never going to agree with and you don’t like their ways. And people part ways, and I don’t think that she ever got over that,” T-Boz said.
“We were in the same firm as them. We had the same lawyer and accountant as them. It was all one big circle. The lawyer gave us money off of our bill because they were like, ‘We really didn’t think you guys were going to blow up and do what you did.’ So he was like, ‘I apologize to you.’ So it was a conflict of interest from day one. It was so messed up,” she continued.
T-Boz also discussed a situation where she was hospitalized due to complications related to sickle cell anemia and Pebbles allegedly pressured her to perform anyway.
“She really said, we had an award show, and she really said, ‘Well I don’t care if we gotta roll her out in a wheelchair, she gon’ do this performance tomorrow.’ I was like…she knew [I had sickle cell anemia]. If you didn’t, you see me crumpled up, delirious and in pain.”
Pebbles quickly caught wind of the interview and addressed the allegations via her Twitter page and even threatened to take legal action.
“I’m NOT here to promote something I put on the MAP and yet have been disrespected by because of more reasons than one! Lawyers on deck. I would say being lied on 4 as long &trying to continue to is sadder. But,the continued slander from all will help prove just what was done,” she tweeted.
“Thank you love. It’s not good what they played a part of but it will be dealt with now that the slander continues. TLC without me? No way. I gotta go! Like I said hours ago, have a good one and let’s keep it good and classy from over here. I want to see All do well.. Always have,” she continued.”