CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

Date: October 21. Channel: VH1

TLC (T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli), the girl group that ruled the 90s with progressive tracks like Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,Creep and Waterfalls released a biographical film that documents their journey to world fame. Destined for success, TLC’s first record sold 1 million, second album 14 million, yet sketchy former manager Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid and former music producer Clive Davis both deprived the girls of ever seeing a dime of their hard earnings. Third time around, the trio entrusted manager Bill Diggins to restore their financial ordeal with a 50-million dollar world tour.

As a female, black, Hip Hop group, TLC broke many musical barriers. Their empowering, trend-setting image earned Waterfalls 7 weeks at #1, with their galactic hit No Scrubs topping the #1 chart in over 50 countries. From countless Grammies to certified diamond status, TLC superseded all expectations, but behind the music was a totally different scene. Personally the girls struggled. Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins suffered a long battle with sickle-cell, while Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas and Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes both dealt with philandering boyfriends. In a soul-searching attempt, Left Eye packed her bags for Honduras. It was in the tropical jungles of Central America that Lisa finally found solace, but her life ended abruptly with an eerie lyrical premonition of chasing waterfalls. The loss of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was both personal and professional, resulting in the band’s 10 year hiatus, but despite adversity, T-Boz and Chilli return to the studio to record an anniversary album with their newest song Meant To Be.

TLC
TLC
Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid with L.A. Reid
Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid with L.A. Reid
Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid
Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid
Clive Davis
Clive Davis
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas
Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas
Bill Diggins
Bill Diggins
Grammies
Grammies
TLC Waterfalls music video
TLC Waterfalls music video
TLC Waterfalls music video
TLC Waterfalls music video
TLC No Scrubs music video
TLC No Scrubs music video
Grammies
Grammies
Andre Rison (Atlanta Falcons) with Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
Andre Rison (Atlanta Falcons) with Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas with Dallas Austin
Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas with Dallas Austin
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes in Honduras
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes in Honduras
Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas
Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozanda ‘Chlli’ Thomas

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