With TLC’s upcoming final album on the horizon, the group is fulfilling their final press obligations before they bid their music careers adieu. Unfortunately, they’re off to a rocky start, after Chilli uttered “All lives matter” during an interview with the U.K.’s Channel 4 News.
When the topic of the Black Lives Matter movement came up, Chilli candidly spoke her thoughts regarding the elephant in the room. “For me, all lives matter, because there’s a time when different groups are targeted for different things,” she explained. “Even with the police brutality against these young black boys and stuff like that, all of that kind of stuff is wrong. Even if it was a Caucasian teen kid this was happening to, it’s just not right.”
Prior to her statement, Chilli admitted to not attending any of the marches pertaining to the Black Lives Matter movement. She also recommended that members of law enforcement be mentally equipped before taking on any jobs, and that excessive force should never be considered a viable solution when apprehending a suspect.
On the music front, TLC is preparing to release that final project — which after careful deliberation, fans of the highly-touted ’90s group elected to name TLC. The album comes after T-Boz and Chilli created a kick-starter in 2015 to get their fans involved in the creative process. The girls asked fans to not only pick the name of the project, but also their tour outfits. So far, the girl tandem has released two singles, “Haters” and the Snoop Dogg-assisted track “Way Back.”
Check out Chilli’s comments below.