11
May
2017

TLC’s Chilli Clarifies “All Lives Matter” Statement: My response was inclusive of everyone.

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TLC’s Chilli

TLC’s Chilli Clarifies “All Lives Matter” Statement

Just 24 hours after her political comments made headlines, TLC’s Chilli is speaking out and clarifying them. The singer tells the Shade Room,

Of course Black Lives Matter and the killing of young black boys is heartbreaking to all of us. Everyone knows I am a black mother of a black son so there is no way I could watch what’s happening and not be affected. That video was from an interview in London asking me about issues happening in the U.S. My response was inclusive of everyone, but not meant to undervalue the Black Lives Matter movement or to suggest police brutality against blacks is acceptable.

As previously reported, while promoting the group’s upcoming album, the duo was asked if they felt strongly about about the Black Lives Matter movement and if they participated in any marches or any anti-Trump marches. Chilli responded:

For me, All Lives Matter.

She added,

With the police brutality against these young black boys and stuff like that. All of that kind of stuff is wrong. Even if it was a Caucasian teen kid that this was happening to, it’s just not right.

Check out the clip below for the full context of her remarks.

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