Posted by | Ray Cornelius
R&B singer Pebbles (Peri Reid) has finally broken her silence regarding last week’s VH1 biopic, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story. The former music diva turned prophetess, released an official statement on Wednesday via her Facebook page denouncing the film’s negative portrayal of her character.
According to Reid, the movie contains “false and defamatory” statements about her role as founder, manager and mentor of 90’s girl group, TLC. Reid also claims that she has “never cheated or mislead anyone” and is currently seeking legal action to obtain a retraction from VH1.
As previously reported, living TLC members T-Boz and Chilli came under fire last week from Reid and ousted member Crystal Jones, over what was perceived as negative and untrue portrayals of them throughout the film. Although TLC stands behind the biopic, Pebbles is claiming that it’s just not true and plans to release her version of the story at the “appropriate time.”
Check out her full statement below:
Statement from Perri Reid pka Pebbles Regarding CRAZYSEXYCOOL: THE TLC STORY
First I want to thank all of you for the well wishes and prayers. I apologize for the delay in responding to the movie, but I wanted to gather my thoughts. I have always been a private person and this unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family. I have needed time to spend with my family and for… personal reflection.
The movie contains many false and defamatory statements and scenes about me. Please know that I have never cheated or mislead anyone. I will defend my reputation, accomplishments, and character. My attorney is in the process of demanding a retraction of the false and defamatory statements and scenes about me from VH1.
My silence has empowered individuals looking for a payday at my expense. I have held my peace for 20 years and it’s time the truth comes out. I will be sharing my story in the appropriate venue at the appropriate time. With all my heart I thank you for your faithful support.
I am extremely proud of the success and massive accomplishments of TLC—the group I discovered, managed, and mentored. I helped push open doors for TLC and other women in this male dominated industry. My sacrifices ultimately opened the door for not only a new wave of female performers in this industry but also a new generation of female executives. That backdrop makes the movie extremely personally upsetting to me.