TLC may have lost one member but they will forever remain relevant. Earlier this year, their names have been headlined on every social network because of their upcoming biopic. From casting differences to a possible Left Eye replacement, this hasn’t been the homecoming many would have expected from the top selling female band of all time. However with their life story premiering Monday on VH1 the remaining two are ready to address any issues that are brought to their attention.
This week, Chilli and T-Boz sat down with Power 105’s Breakfast Club to answer the relevant and irrelevant questions about the movie, their relationships, and their musical return. Check out a few excerpts.
The Breakfast Club: Was Pebbles really that bad? Because in the movie she seems like the devil so was it exaggerated?
T-Boz: She did do some good for us, she taught us some things, she put us together, but then there’s always times when you work with people there’s always things that your never going to agree with and you don’t like their ways and people part so i didn’t think she got over that.
Tboz: No, we had to buy it, [we paid] $3 million ($1 million per letter) because she said she didn’t get enough money.
T-Boz: Yeah, Thats what they said, I wasn’t supposed to live past 30. Thank God because I beat all the odds and I know big god has my back.
Chilli: When I was a little girl, I always saw myself on TV and I wanted to be a mom. I didn’t want to become a mother too soon, so teen pregnancy didn’t happen or anything like that but when I did get pregnant and Pebbles kicked me out the group and then put me back in the group I was scared and a lot of different emotions that made it hard to do what I did because I wanted it so bad. I’m not the person outside picketing outside of abortion clinics because I think it’s a woman’s choice but I did not want to do that so it haunted me. So thats when I became obsessive looking at a Huggies commercials and I cried, ya know, I felt horrible.
Chilli: At the time, after the abortion, I probably needed some therapy, actually I did, but the thing is I felt like the only way to make things right was to have the baby with him still, I don’t know why I didn’t just wait and met someone else so it was just something going on with me emotionally
Chilli: Uh he seen it, he read the script ( sighs and laughs) and (shrugs) Ya Know. [cast laughs]
Chilli: Floyd is my friend, he’s not someone I dated. We’re just friends, people think that we dated because of my show. He was actually suppose to come on the show to interrogate guys as my friend to make sure they were the right guy but he flipped the script on camera like, “wheres my competition?” and VH1 was like “omg this is great”.
T-Boz: Im straight, when white people do it, it’s reorganizing, just because I’m black doesn’t mean that I was broke.
T-Boz: Holdup, I never put that out, Chase is my number one everything, i’m never going to have nothing bad to say about her dad [Mack 10], I never put that in the press because that’s nobody business so at the end of the day that’s always going to be her father, she didn’t pick him and whatever happened between us , it happened and now its over.
T-Boz: Of course, yes. I have a strong personality, so it takes a special guy to deal with me, I already know that. I cook, I clean, I take care of home and everything butIi have a strong personality and guys think I’m too much like a guy. At the end of the day if I’m more of a man than you that’s a fucking problem.
Chilli: I was like what?! But a lot of my guys friends said it was a compliment so i was like oh okay.
T-Boz: It wasn’t really over the money, the thing was Lisa had a guy in her life that was very influential on her thinking but you still have to blame her a little too. We were under contractual obligations and we had already taken money. Then she wanted to go off and do a solo career, we didn’t care that she did one, its just when she chose to do it during the time we had an album to turn in, not cool.
T-Boz and Chilli: It didn’t bother me, I didn’t want to go.
T-Boz: She was going out here for spiritual guidance to find a religion, find herself, and have peace. So when somebody is in a search for something like that, you let them go do it. That was her journey of finding peace but you know that didn’t work out well.”
T-Boz: “Its not the state, its the damn publisher. The guy who does “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” . I don’t know the guys name but hes the worst person on the planet. He just tries to rob people and now we cant perform our own music on TV or use it in the movie.
Chilli: It gets on my nerve that people would hold one thing that she did, she didn’t do a Kanye west, she just stood there. She did an amazing job and that’s why we knew that when this films comes out people will say different things.T-Boz: It’s about her acting chops, I don’t think people should be so judgmental. If we went into a lot of people’s personal life we would find a lot of stuff we won’t like. She was the first person we picked, she did a phenomenal job and I hope they respect her for that.
Chilli and T-Boz: No, never, not even a thought.
Chilli: Aw man, it was awesome. when I heard the song. I loved the lyrical content. He played me some of the stuff and I was like man this guy is really talented. So were still hoping to collaborate with him on the album were working out now.
Listen to the full interview below.