Black Twitter lit up with mostly delight and a little shade when Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC took the stage at Sunday night’s VMAs to introduce Drake’s performance. When the tweet that T-Boz looked like “that sassy Black chick at the bank who tells you that you need two Forms of I.D. to cash your check” danced across my timeline I silently finished eating my fruit cup. No need to waste energy arguing with the facts.
“We never broke up,” T-Boz told People. “We’ve been doing shows overseas every year and have been busy being mommies. Chilli and I see each other all the time.”
“We’ve been through everything together. We’ve got kids, got married, experienced divorces and deaths,” said T-Boz. “And when I needed someone, she was always there for me. We will always be together.”
Chilli echoed T-Boz’s sisterly sentiments. “She’s like my sister and my best friend,” said Thomas, 42. “We have unconditional love for each other and a tight bond that nobody can break. We have the type of relationship where we tell each other everything. Sometimes too much!”
The surviving TLC members, who recently performed their first concert in years, added that despite the passing of group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes 11 years ago that she will have a place in their hearts forever.
On The Red Carpet At The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2013
“She’s always with us,” explained Chiil. “There’s never a moment when we don’t think about her, especially when we’re doing performances. I still miss her very much.”
Watch a trailer for TLC’s upcoming VH1 biopic Crazysexycool: The TLC Story below.