TLC was in the UK this week for their sold-out show in London and had a busy media schedule full of tour preparations, radio and TV interviews, and album promo work.
During an interview with the UK’s Channel4, Chilli was asked to weigh in on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“For me, ALL lives matter. You know what I mean? Because there’s a time when different groups are targeted for different things. I just think that…even with the police brutality against these young black boys and stuff like that……all of that kind of stuff is wrong,” Chilli explains during the edited clip.
TLC fans have known Chilli to be a champion for all causes and races alike – black, white, and beyond. Unfortunately folks on social media and the blogs have chosen to twist her true meaning, prompting Chilli to release a response.
“Of course black lives matter and the killing of young black boys is heartbreaking to all of us. Everyone knows I am a black mother of a black son so there is no way I could watch what’s happening and not be affected. That video was from an interview in London asking me about issues happening in the U.S. My response was inclusive of everyone, but not meant to under value the Black Lives Matter movement or to suggest police brutality against blacks is acceptable.”
TLC has always been about love and acceptance of all. Don’t get it twisted into something it’s not. #TLCIsComingJuneThirtieth