Forgotten TLC Member Upset?! [Photo]
Allegedly there were some “missing truths” about the TLC biopic that aired a few nights ago on VH1, and Crystal Jones(former member of TLC) was one of them. So apparently before Chilli joined the group, it was T-Boz, Lisa Left-eye Lopes, and Crystal, hence the name ‘TLC’. However Crystal didn’t make the cut after the group auditioned for L.A Reid and Pebbles.
After watching the movie, Crystal was extremely angered and disappointed about her portrayal in the film, and had this to say about it, when she visited the Atlanta radio station; V-103:
” I was very disappointed. Very disappointed. The way they portrayed me was very inaccurate and it brought up a lot of wounds that I kind of put to rest a long time ago. To see it and to go back through that and relive it again didn’t sit well with me.[…]For one, we never auditioned for LA. We auditioned for Pebbles at Seriously Sound Studios. And the song that we used was a song that was produced by Jermaine Dupri that was called “I Got It Going On.” We auditioned for her. She felt a liking to us and wanted to continue meeting up with us, having dinners with us. We would meet at her house, go through magazines, images.
It’s a Hollywood story. They’re gonna tell it the way that they see it. But as far as what happened, and I’m sure everybody wants to know, it was based on the contract. When we got to the lawyer’s office, it was myself, Tionne, and Lisa sitting there. Keep in mind we’re 18, 19-year-olds, okay? By that time they had already taken us away from Ian–I won’t say how–but they had already gotten us away from his management contract. So we’re sitting there and I’m going through the paperwork and it’s lengthy and I didn’t understand anything. So I turned and looked at Pebbles and I said, ‘Can I take it home and have my mom take a look at it because I really don’t understand what I’m reading?’ She said, ‘No! Absolutely not!’ So I didn’t sign it… My thing is, if I sing that bad, why would you offer me a contract?”.