Last month TLC experienced a major victory. Their highly anticipated biopic, CrazyS*xyCool: The TLC Story, performed extremely well, even exceeding expectations in the 18-49 demographic. However, the consequences that seem to linger as a result of the story told in the film has many fans wondering if it was all even worth it. Earlier this week we told you that Sister 2 Sister publisher, Dr. Jamie Foster Brown, hinted that there was a lot more to the TLC story that remaining members T-Boz and Chilli didn’t necessarily want to be told. On top of that, the group’s former manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid has made it clear that she intends to take legal action against VH1 because she believes that she was falsely portrayed in the film. Now, to make matters worse, word on the street is that the ladies have been dropped from their label at Epic Records.
The rumors begin to circulate after fans noticed that the group was no longer listed on the Epic Records website.
It appears that there are some issues that have arisen between the group and LaFace Records, as another TLC fan account confronted the label’s fan account, which has since been removed, and tweeted a quote from Chilli regarding the rumors.
Fan site Cyber TLC also attempted to explain the rumors.
“After the T-Boz interview we did on CyberTLC World, a vortex opened up in cyberspace and rumors, truths, and confusion began to grow. Was TLC dropped? What will happen to the new album? What label were they even on?” site administrator Chris began.
“From what I understand, TLC was signed to Epic Records for the ‘TLC: 20’ release ONLY. From there, LaFace Records signed them as their FIRST act under the back-from-the-dead record label venture with LA Reid. This is where it gets murky. In talking with multiple people in the TLC camp, there was some sort of conflict of interests with LA Reid, Pebbles, and TLC (probably with the possible lawsuit situation, Ashley Reid’s threat of violence, etc.) According to what I’ve been told, this led to LA Reid not wanting his name associated with the TLC project. They weren’t necessarily ‘dropped,’ but it sounds to me like they’re looking at another record label. Motown by chance? We’ll see,” he continued.
At this point TLC being let go from Epic and LaFace is all pure speculation. But you know what they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Something is definitely up. As with anything else, we’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.