‘For Years I Didn’t Want To Believe That:’ Pebbles Reid Talks To Wendy About Chilli’s Alleged Affair With L.A. Reid
TLC founder Perri “Pebbles” Reid has been fairly quiet since the group’s shocking biopic, CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story made its long awaited debut on VH1, but she’s finally ready to tell her side of the story. Earlier today the music industry executive-turned-prophetess sat down for an exclusive interview with Wendy Williams to discuss the film, which she claims is filled with lies, and the alleged affair that occurred between her ex-husband, L.A. Reid, and Chill “Rozanda” Thomas. Check out her interview highlights below
On if she ever caught Chilli and L.A. Reid having intercourse:
“Let me explain something to you, I would’ve caught a case, had I seen something like that back then. That didn’t happen. That didn’t happen!”
On if she believes Chilli was sleeping with L.A. Reid behind her back:
“Absolutely. I didn’t know. I suspected a couple of things, but I didn’t want to believe that. And for years, I didn’t want to believe that because I felt like they were daughters to me. I am going to write my book and put it in there [why I believe Chilli was sleeping with L.A.], but believe me when I say, I saw a couple of things.
On if Left Eye and T-Boz knew about the affair:
“I believe so.”
On if the affair was ongoing:
“Chile, you gon’ have to ask them. All I know is what it produced.”
On if she paid TLC $25 per week:
“Look at my boot that I got for you Wendy. I don’t do $25 on things. I’m a very generous person. That’s a lie… a huge one.”
On buying the girls a old Rav 4s:
“In terms of the Rav 4, that’s what you asked for, that’s what you wanted, fine. Listen, you don’t have Ferrari money. Why get you one? You haven’t made that. You just came out. You’re a new group. Uh, I went platinum too. First new artist contracts, you do promotional tours. You do opening act tours. That’s not Ferrari money, honey. You just got here. You only had a couple of singles out.
On if the girls were broke because they spent “foolishly:”
“That’s their business.”
On T-Boz and Left Eye kicking Chilli out of the group:
“[I] Absolutely [did] not [kick Chilli out of the group]. T-Boz and Left Eye did. [They kicked her out] because of what they said was happening in the studio. That [Chilli messing with Dallas] was the conflict of interest. This is what they said to me, ‘She’s in here doing this and doing that.’ They have group rules. I sat them down early on and said, ‘Establish how you want to be a unit so you can keep your communication together. Make rules. Don’t cross these rules.’ You have three girls. You gotta keep them together. You’re supposed to not [fraternize with the help.] Everybody is going to gravitate, hell, I married my producer. That was love. But what I’m saying is this, [the girls] did not like it, they did not want it. And it is the truth.”
On VH1’s new claims that the movie wasn’t a true story to avoid a lawsuit:
“Right, it’s not going to avoid anything because all options are on the table. You said it was a true story, you told the public this and you made hate campaigns start against me. And now, all of a sudden, in your fine print, you’re gonna say some of the story was made up?”
On Ashley threatening Chilli:
“We don’t do beatdowns.”
Listen to part one of Pebbles’ interview below. Turn the page for part two.