Drama Continues: TLC Dropped From EPIC Records? Chilli Responds…

Published: Thursday 21st Nov 2013 by Rashad

It’s been a month since TLC broke VH1 viewership records with their tell-all biopic ‘CrazySexyCool:  The TLC Story’, but since then it seems the ‘Waterfalls’ duo have fallen into a firestorm of controversy with former labelhead Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid.

First, Reid threatened legal action for her negative portrayal in the film.  This, of course, shortly before she alleged the members had an affair with her former husband/record executive L.A. Reid.  Then, the ‘Mercedes Boy’ beauty alleged that VH1 supported her claims of misrepresentation by asserting the film was a “fictionalized portrayal” of true events.

Now, the latest beef comes with reports that the Grammy winning group have been dropped from EPIC records – a new deal made with L.A. Reid in July for support of their new greatest hits album featuring the single ‘Meant To Be’

Fans were up in arms when they noticed the ‘Unpretty’ pair were no longer listed on EPIC’s roster.  One fan even offered condolences which prompted a response from Chilli:

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As we are certain there are to be more developments in the coming days, keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story!

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  1. Yolo November 21, 2013

    So its not true then…

  2. GAGARULES November 21, 2013

    Pebbles must have gotten to LA Reid and used her, um, “skills” to make this happen if its true.

  3. #Beyindependent November 21, 2013

    Death pebbles aint playing. but truth be told they need to drop Ciara she’s the biggest waste of space on that label

    • jay November 22, 2013

      I’m pretty sure she opened better than avril lavine, cher lloyd her fiance Future etc so I disagree with this statement completely. The only artist on that label that opened higher than her is sara bellias and tamar( due to reality TV)

  4. Touché November 21, 2013

    Hmmm….

  5. MissUMuch November 21, 2013

    Too bad Pebbles wasn’t as strict on her son as she was with TLC. If she was, maybe he wouldn’t look like a beached whale swimming towards the shore in search of the nearest Taco Bell.

  6. SMH November 21, 2013

    So it seems that Pebbles didn’t have basis for her lawsuit, which is why VH1 didn’t edit the movie & put a disclaimer on it instead. She must have gotten in LA Reid’s ear to convince him to do this, perhaps she has real proof of the affair & threatened to expose him if he didn’t. Time will tell if they still release their album.

  7. I am a true FAME MONSTER November 21, 2013

    Pebbles need to sit her b**** ass down and leave these women alone ugh.

    P.S. Tlc shits on Destinys Hood children

    • SLAY_HIVE November 21, 2013

      Too bad no one was able to go on to solo superstar success!

      I loved TLC, but they are nothing without eachother 😉

      • geno November 21, 2013

        tlc can barely sing! gurl sit!!

      • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

        LOL AND FLOPONCE IS NOTHING WITHOUT HER DADDY (SEE: FLOPONCE’S DECLINE IN SALES AFTER EACH ALBUM) LOL

  8. BanjeeRiri November 21, 2013

    I just saw Pebbles speed past my room on her a broomstick made of TLC cds.

  9. LOL November 21, 2013

    Sounds like a typical vindictive woman. She’s still sore about the backlash she got about her dirty deeds. She can’t sue VH1 because she signed off on permission to use her name & image, so she had to have SOME clue as to how she would be portrayed. I’ll bet if she hadn’t been dragged on twitter after the movie premiered, the only thing she would be threatening to sue for is a cut of the profits.

  10. SMH November 21, 2013

    LA Reid was there with them when all this went down. So why hasn’t he ever said they were lying on his son’s mother? pretty transparent to me….

  11. KissesForKelly November 21, 2013

    Pebbles knows so many industry secrets. She probably threatened to expose Usher’s affair with Diddy or that Chilli and Usher’s relationship was arranged by LA Reid to keep the gay rumors at bay.

  12. aaliyahfan November 21, 2013

    They need to sign to Missy Elliot’s Record label (Gold Mind Records).

    • Absolved November 21, 2013

      LOL! No they don’t. What other than Missy records and one or two forgettable 1 hit wonders has The Gold Mind ever produced? I’d be surprised if that label even still existed. At this point, it’s probably just a name and logo, with no work force or address.

  13. Barbie girl November 21, 2013

    Who cares about these old ass b******

  14. Rach November 21, 2013

    Left Eye needs to come haunt her ass already.

  15. I am a true FAME MONSTER November 21, 2013

    @Barbie the general public says the same thing about icki garbaj.

  16. Barbie girl November 21, 2013

    I don’t stan for nicki though but how are those artflop sales looking

  17. I am a true FAME MONSTER November 21, 2013

    Doing there doing just fine sweetie slaying Flophannas sales 😉

  18. I am a true FAME MONSTER November 21, 2013

    like beyonce is nothing without her father? her career has been struggling to stay afloat ever since she fired Ms.Mathew.

    • SLAY_HIVE November 21, 2013

      kiiii B**** Her father would be nothing without her..You have it twisted! struggling to stay afloat after 16 years? i need receipts for that claim h**

      Gags is struggling to stay afloat after only 5 years, being slayed by MILEY! girl bye

  19. Rosie November 21, 2013

    Not a Flopga stan talking about struggling careers. It is already done after just 5 years.

  20. Rach November 21, 2013

    If Beyonce is nothing without her father why she bout to have her most successful to date and the highest earning black musician on Forbes now

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL BECAUSE OF JAY Z, THAT’S WHY. FLOPONCE DOESN’T HAVE THE BRAIN POWER TO STAND ON HER OWN LOL

  21. Rach November 21, 2013

    Successful Tour**

  22. geno November 21, 2013

    SCREAMING!!!!!!! LOL!!!

  23. Mark111 November 21, 2013

    They don’t need to work with LA anyway. No one on Epic is popping.

  24. YOGA November 21, 2013

    Omg why do black folks bring each other down so much?? Shame on pebbles!!

  25. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 21, 2013

    I love Ciara both the album and artist but to be fair, she’s the one who needs to be dropped from Epic, not TLC.

    LA Reid’s days at Epic are numbered anyway. Karmin, Avril Lavigne, Ciara, Fifth Harmony, Marcus Canty have all FLOPPED.

    Melanie Amaro, has no release date and the only thing keeping the label afloat is Michael Jackson’s catalog.

    LA Reid needs a new hot artist now or he’ll be given his walking papers.

    • Unbiased November 21, 2013

      Ciara is definitely on DECK! I love her, but it’s clear she has given up on her career. Waste of talent smh.

  26. Tisha November 21, 2013

    I don’t think this is what Chilli and T-Boz were expecting when they said, “The truth shall set you free”.

  27. FAF November 21, 2013

    idk if I believe this. they’re saying brandy was dropped from RCA, too bc she’s not on the site anymore

  28. FAF November 21, 2013

    And they didn’t portray LA in a negative light he & pebbles aren’t business partners & no longer married so I doubt she has the pull to get them dropped from Epic

  29. Kisses Down Low November 21, 2013

    This better not be true.

  30. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 21, 2013

    Sin labels are dropping artists, how long until Interscope drops some of its own because Gaga thew away $25 million USD?

    I see Natalia Kills, Carley Rae Jepsen and Skylar Grey facing the Axe. All because $25 million was used to promote a mediocre artist with a mediocre CD.

  31. 2008-2013 November 21, 2013

    GAGA TO SELL 50-55K NEXT WEEK

  32. Nicki Minaj November 21, 2013

    Same thing could be said about Lady Gaggs

  33. Mark111 November 21, 2013

    YOU need to correct your name… 2008-2011

  34. whut November 21, 2013

    I don’t think this is true. After all the success with the movie, i don’t see them just dropping them from the label just because a former one hit wonder got her feelings hurt. No shade, but Epic would drop Ciara long before they would drop TLC, from a business point of view. They didn’t cost Epic any money, and pebbles doesn’t have that kind of power in the industry.

  35. LOL November 21, 2013

    LOL TWO WORDS. HER HUSBAND.

  36. QUEENHANNA November 21, 2013

    TOO BAD FLOPONCE WASN’T TALENTED ENOUGH TO HELP DESTINYS HOODKIDS OUTSELL TLC LOL

  37. JOSE November 21, 2013

    DC was a joke. TLC remains the greatest R&B group honestly. They each brought something different. In DC it was Beyonce and company

  38. geno November 21, 2013

    at least dc could actually sing live tho…….

    • GAGARULES November 22, 2013

      LOL THEN HOW COME THEY COULDN’T OUTSELL TLC? LOL

  39. eric November 21, 2013

    It only makes LA and Pebbles look more guilty. They want to take away the platform that has enabled TLC to put the truth out. Pebbles was shamed on Wendy Williams and this is her way of getting revenge.

  40. Arie November 22, 2013

    If LA Reid did this to try and help his ex then this is one stunt that will cost him his career. Since his been at Epic that Label hasnt done anything worth mentioning and no disrespect to Ciara’s fans but her promo alone is probably costing the Label alot of money which they will never be able to make back. I hope for his sake this decision was taken purely on business merrit and they just dont know which direction to take with this group.

  41. Rihanna # 1 Fan T November 22, 2013

    oh gosh like really pebbles and this tlc thing is getting out of control, if they really wanted to share their story they should have done this years ago…. and pebbles knows she wrong !

  42. TLCMTB November 22, 2013

    From Twitter:

    Chilli ‏@officialchilli 1h
    “@LA_Reid: sorry folks- @OfficialTLC have not been dropped by @Epic_Records n yes we @officialchilli n @TheRealTBOZ are friends 4 life!”

  43. TLCMTB November 22, 2013

    LA Reid just tweeted that this is not true & TLC are still on Epic. Sorry pebbles LOL

  44. Real female artiste not h*** November 23, 2013

    Don’t bring destinys’s child into this mess , the big differences between destiny’s child and tlc ” the dc girls can actually sing , that tlc tour next year (I’m not hating I’m just saying it how I see it ) people are gonna be asking for refunds cause t-boz and chilli , have not got enough energy”” I’m concern bout tionne (t-boz ) health she looks like she needs a whole of rest , that woman is a Fighter god bless her soul , and I don’t really know what too say about chilli , tlc should realese the album but not the tour , just do a couple days at roseland or something like that

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