Former TLC Manager Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Is NOT Happy About That TLC Biopic Film

"My attorney is in the process of demanding a retraction"

Last week VH1 aired the much-anticipated biopic film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story which tells the tale of the rise to fame of R&B pop group TLC from the perspective of the surviving members of the group Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda Chilli Thomas. In the biopic film, TLC‘s former manager Perri Pebbles Reid got DRAGGGGGGED like a mofo as she was portrayed as a greedy, unkind mentor. It’s taken some time but Pebbles has finally issued a statement regarding CrazySexyCool and, unsurprisingly, she is not pleased with the way she is portrayed in the film. Click below to read the full text of Pebbles‘s official statement and find out what she has to say about her portrayal in the biopic film.

Statement from Perri Reid aka 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 not only for 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.

Media Contact

Imaging Success Group INC
Daniella R. Jones
914-355-6246
coo@imagingsuccessgroup.com
pebbitoneinc@aol.com

I love how Pebbles had to toss in her media contact information at the end so that she can be reached by any outlets wanting to put her on the air or in print. I do not love that the official email address for Pebbitone Inc is an AOL addy. LOL! To be honest, you have to agree with Pebbles on the fact that she did discover TLC, she did fund their first album and she did open doors for female acts in a very male-dominated industry. As portrayed in CrazySexyCool, it appeared that Pebbles took unfair advantage of TLC when they started making loads of money but, then again, there are always two sides to every story. I’m curious to hear what Pebbles has to say when she is finally ready to “[share her] story in the appropriate venue at the appropriate time” but, for now, I guess her official statement will have to do. What do YOU think of Pebbles‘s portrayal in the film? Does her response statement hold water with you? Are you willing to Give Her The Benefit (of the doubt)?

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  1. Jstar

    I believe the storyline from the movie…only because I saw the Behind the Music episode where Lisa Lopez outlined how she and the rest of the girls were broke and had so many hit records….

    • @Jstar — It all comes down to contracts. If the deal that TLC signed gave all the money to Pebbles, can you blame Pebbles for holding them to it? The music biz is shady, tho.

    • Jstar

      They were young, and Lisa said no one explained things to them.. it seemed unfair, but I hear you about the biz…

  2. True, the behind the music episode details some facts about their arrangement, it was a bum deal for the band and a good deal for Pebbles. I don’t think the film was defamatory – it just stated the facts. Pebbles made the money so the film is just a reflection on that fact. She should let it go… what’s done is done. Great film overall.

    • And lets not forget…
      With the TLC greatest hits making HUGE gains in sales because of this movie, Pebbles is STILL profiting from them. She will probably make a huge amount of money off of this movie that she supposedly dislikes.

    • April Click

      Pebbles will NOT profit from them because TLC bought their royalties and everything from her for 1 million dollars a letter….3 million total 10+ years ago. So anything that is played of TLC’s goes to Tionne Watkins, Rozonda Thomas and Lisa Lopes’ Estate. That’s why Pebbles was trying to go after Lisa Lopes’ Estate because she isn’t benefiting from them anymore. Face it…Perri a.k.a Pebbles is shady as fcuk!!!

  3. Please tell me she didn’t misspell “media” and the end of the letter? All that money and she could’t afford spell check? Now that’s a true tragedy

  4. Jake

    I’m glad you pointed out the AOL e-mail address because that was my favorite part of the whole thing.

  5. Pebbles has her viewpoint and T-boz and Chilli have a different view but that contract was shady and she needs to own her part in that. T-boz and Chilli need to acknowledge that Clive Davis, LaFace and other people also had a major part in that to (odd how most LaFace artists ended up filing bankruptcy, like Toni Braxton) yet they still work with them.

  6. I don’t totally believe the storyline from the movie because any TLC fan who watched the behind the music and any Left-eye interview would know why Lisa did the things she did she was very upfront and spoke her mind.

    The house burning down scene irked me the most because they totally left out that Andre had beaten her earlier that day (had been mentally and physically abusing her the entire time they were together), she woke up, looked at her bruised face in the mirror, then saw those shoes and said all hell no!

  7. It’s only defamation if it’s not true. Chilli and T-Boz have both been on the radio here in Atlanta and stated that the contract was what it was. It sucked. But they signed it. They’ve moved on and so should Pebbles.

    Pebbles can be mad everyday and twice as angry on Sunday. But she had her hand in everything. They signed a 360 deal (google it) so like it or not even though she most likely, rightfully, received more of their money than they did, she’s still going to come off looking like the bad guy. The minute Lisa broke it down on Behind the Music, Pebbles was on every TLC fans’ hate list. This movie just reminded us that Pebbles got richer off of them. Not new information. Certainly not defamation.

    She’s still counting stacks of TLC money and she’s suing Left Eye’s estate. At this point she’s just coming off as greedy. She’s mad because she got her edges snatched by Twitter. Go count your blood money and have several seats. And no, you can’t sit with us.

  8. t’s only defamation if it’s not true. Chilli and T-Boz have both been on the radio here in Atlanta and stated that the contract was what it was. It sucked. But they signed it. They’ve moved on and so should Pebbles.

    Pebbles can be mad everyday and twice as angry on Sunday. But she had her hand in everything. They signed a 360 deal (google it) so like it or not even though she most likely, rightfully, received more of their money than they did, she’s still going to come off looking like the bad guy. The minute Lisa broke it down on Behind the Music, Pebbles was on every TLC fans’ hate list. This movie just reminded us that Pebbles got richer off of them. Not new information. Certainly not defamation.

    She’s still counting stacks of TLC money and she’s suing Left Eye’s estate. At this point she’s just coming off as greedy. She’s mad because she got her edges snatched by Twitter. Go count your blood money and have several seats. And no, you can’t sit with us

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