The much-anticipated and controversial “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which detailed the meteoric rise of the bestselling girl group of all time, became the highest-rated original movie in VH1 history.
However, the portrayal of former multiplatinum singer Perri “Pebbles” Reid, who managed TLC in the early 90’s and helped steer them towards their record-breaking success, is the point of major contention. She categorically denounced TLC and the movie painting her as a rapacious, money-grubbing parasite who leeched millions from the trio of Rozondo “Chilli” Thomas, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez.
Pebbles, who first came to fame in the mid-1980s with the blockbuster hits “Girlfriend,” “Mercedes Boy” and “Giving You the Benefit” before moving into producing and managing, is now protecting her image and legacy vigorously. She has unleashed the legal hounds to demand that VH1 publish a retraction of the “false” and “defamatory” aspect of the film as it pertains to her.
As for TLC’s surviving members, Chilli and T-Boz? She has something to say to them as well. Take a look