Chilli Accused of Having an Affair With L.A. Reid
The VH1 biopic ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’ has angered the group’s former manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid and now she’s lashing out against the famed singers in the media. The record label executive-turned-minister claims that TLC member Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas had an alleged affair with her ex-husband Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
During an interview with Wendy Williams early Wednesday morning (Nov. 13), Pebbles revealed that she thought Chilli and L.A. Reid were sneaking around together behind her back.
“Absolutely. I didn’t know. I suspected a couple of things, but I didn’t want to believe that,” she said on the show (via MadameNoire). “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.”
Pebbles later confirmed during her interview on HuffPost Live with Marc Lamont Hill that she believed Chilli had an affair with her former husband. However, she wouldn’t elaborate on how she knew about this alleged infidelity.
As for her portrayal as a conniving manager in the film, Pebbles said that her role wasn’t accurate and she’s currently exploring her legal options with her attorney.
The 49-year-old mother also revealed to Marc Lamont Hill that Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes wanted to kick Chilli out of the group at one time. She wouldn’t elaborate on why T-Boz and Left-Eye wanted to part ways with Chilli.
In the end, Pebbles wants Chilli and T-Boz to stop spreading their lies.
“I love those girls still, but I’m no longer going to take disrespect from them,” she said.
In response to Pebble’s comments, both Chilli and T-Boz tweeted:
Yall need 2 watch what church yall walk n2 cuz ill tell ya sum of these so called MINISTERS might get struck down by lightning at any moment
— Chilli (@officialchilli) November 13, 2013
Yall need 2 watch what church y’all walk into cuz I’ll tell ya some of these so-called MINISTERS might get struck by lightning at any moment
— Tionne T-Boz Watkins (@TheRealTBOZ) November 13, 2013
Watch Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Interview on the Wendy Williams Show