Former R&B singer/manager Pebbles, of whom “black” Twitter gleefully dragged last weekend over her portrayal in the VH1 TLC film “Crazy Sexy Cool,” has finally responded to the film and, surprise, she’s not happy.
According to TMZ, Pebbles is pushing for a retraction, although I’m not quite sure how you get a retraction out of a film that’s already made, already aired and already uploaded and bootlegged all over the internet. Cat’s out of the bag, so to speak, here. But, OK, sure. Try to get a retraction. What ‘cha got, Pebs?
Perri “Pebbles” Reid tells us it has taken her more than a week to respond to the movie — which aired last Monday — because she was so shell-shocked by the damning lies in the film. She says, “This unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family.”
But the real issue — she tells us, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” contains “many false and defamatory statements and scenes about me.”
But the real Pebbles insists she has never cheated anyone — let alone the band she “discovered, managed, and mentored” — and plans to vigorously defend her honor. She says her attorney is already in the process of demanding retractions from VH1.
If you saw the film, it pretty much reaffirmed every rumor from the 90s regarding her management style and everything TLC actually said about their relationship with Pebbles. In fact, surviving members of the group insist the film portrayal “was” the nice version, even though it clearly made the manager look like a “shifty parasite who knowingly swindled millions from the group.”
I mean, how else do you go broke after going platinum? None of the members of the group had some outstanding drug habit that allowed them to snort through a kabillion dollars in a brief amount of time. It’s more like they got a really raw deal, like many fledgling pop stars do and got ripped off. But, hey, if I was Pebbles and I got dragged on Twitter like that, I’d want to blame someone other than myself too.