TLC’s Chilli faces backlash after saying “all lives matter”

Chilli and fellow bandmember T-Boz will release the group's final album on June 30

TLC‘s Chilli has sparked an online backlash after saying “all lives matter” during a response to a question about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Chilli, AKA Rozonda Thomas, is currently gearing up with her fellow bandmember Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins to release the group’s first album in 15 years. Set for release on June 30, the self-titled album was funded on Kickstarter by fans who raised over $430,000 to cover recording and release costs.

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However, TLC’s recent interview with Channel 4 News has sparked fury online after Chilli dropped in the phrase “all lives matter” during a question about the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I personally didn’t go into any marches, or anything like that, but for me, all lives matter, you know what I mean?” she said. “Because there is a time when different groups are targeted for different things, you know what I’m saying? So, I just think that, just the whole… what happened, police brutality, against these young black boys, all of that kind of stuff is wrong, even if it was a Caucasian teen kid that this was happening to or whatever. It’s just not right”

Watch a clip of the interview below.

https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/861989258764181504

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Fans of the band voiced their displeasure at Chilli’s comments on Twitter following the interview, with one saying they were “beyond disappointed” with what she said.

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Meanwhile, TLC released the latest single from the new record, ‘Haters’, earlier this month.

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