The story of TLC’s 20-plus year career and friendship will be played out in their new biopicCrazyHotCool: The TLC Story next week on VH1.
On a recent afternoon in New York City, remaining bandmembers Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins were in a playful mood, laughing heartily as they shared memories of their friend and third TLC member, the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes’ pranks, their worst fan moments, and what they did when they finally got some “real” money after years of being “the brokest” multi-platinum album selling artists.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller is the album that most influenced them musically:
T-Boz: I was like there’s nobody greater than this. I would do those dances with my penny loafers [she starts screaming hee-hee like Michael Jackson]. I already grew up in a musical family but seeing him made me want it so bad. He sparked it for us.