It’s so crazy seeing a movie is being made about TLC. Left-eye, Chili and T-Boz. I remember the first Music Award Show these girls attended in Los Angeles and thinking, “Wow!” These are little people! They were soo cute! Almost like little chick characters so full of energy and life! What about your friends? Waterfalls, Scrubs. like these were my favorite songs that just put you in such a great mood! The videos were great! I remember thinking these girls really have a great marketing team! But I also remember hearing about them going bankrupt and talking about how wrong their management done them, then came the rumors that Chili was Fired from the group because Pebbles caught her in bed with LA Reid (See this was the LA Rumor) We hadn’t even heard about “Dallas Austin”. So I remember at the time everyone felt bad for Pebbles because these 3 little girls she took under her wing and we were thinking this was the “Thanks” she gets! But oh my how the story is unveiling. What a trip right? Well I know I’m rambling but I had to get that out. Now on to the Essence Magazine Interview.
Drew Sidora, 28, Keke Palmer, 20, and Lil’ Mama, 24, portray Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes in the new VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. They spoke with ESSENCE.com about lessons learned from TLC and the most shocking things they found out about the group while making the biopic.
ESSENCE.com: You three have such great chemistry on and off screen.
All three respond by holding hands.
ESSENCE.com: So how much did you know about TLC?
Keke Palmer: I don’t think we knew that much about them when they were out, but we found out about them eventually. Like, I knew about TLC when “Scrubs” came out and I was like, ‘Wait, Chilli isn’t the lead singer?’ Then I found out about CrazySexyCool and their whole history.
Lil Mama: When we were younger and they out, it was more so about the music. I didn’t even know about the money issues because I was so in tune with their music.
Drew Sidora: My friends and I would wear the baggy clothes and oddly enough I was always T-Boz. I always felt a connection to her.
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