Former TLC Manager Pebbles Wants A Retraction Over VH1 TLC Biopic

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?

From TMZ:

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.

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  • Toni Braxton was on the same label as TLC different management but same Label with LA, and she went broke around the same time so yeah LA played a part as well

    • TC

      That was duet o Toni’s own spending I believe, not to say LA isn’t involved but I recall Toni saying she didn’t keep up with her own money and the hands it was passing through vs. not getting it.

  • I’m sure Phaedra Parks would love to waste Pebbles’ time and money by taking and filing this futile case.

  • Concerned

    Contrary to the PR spin Hollywood puts out most first time artists have horrible contracts. That is what Pebbles should say. She fell into the Hollywood mindset and should just own up to that fact.

  • Mr Man

    Pebbles reeeally need to have a seat, not on just any seat but a toilet seat because she’s full of it.

  • RJ

    Does anyone else remember watching the VH1 Behind the Music where Lisa Lopes (RIP girl), brown down how they went broke in true “Left Eye” fashion.

    I remember them also telling a story how when they traveled, Pebbles flew first class, and they flew coach.

    They confronted her and Pebbles said it was because they could not afford to fly first class, but she could. Pebbles also said she was using her own money to upgrade.

    I thought at the time and still do, that this was Pebbles way of keeping them beneath her.

    After they went their separate ways, Pebbles went all born again Christian. Perhaps, she was trying to atone for her sins.

    • straightnochaser

      I remember that, and Left Eye really broke the thing down in terms of how the money was distributed between them, their attorneys, accountants, management, etc. Sadly, as successful as Waterfalls was, they each ended up taking home only about 50k. Pebbles and LaFace didn’t just screw those girls, they outright sodomized them!