LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – T-Boz (Tionne Watkins) and Chilli of TLC remember Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes tonight. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins reunites with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas for the new TLC reality show “Totally T-Boz” premiering tonight, where else, but on TLC. During the telecast, the two remember the life and tragic death of Left Eye.
T-Boz is back tonight on TV. She’s moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to jump start her solo music career. But Bill Diggins, TLC’s manager for 13 years, confronts T-Boz about a major new opportunity for TLC. The group has been given a new record deal, tour and feature film gif. And while anyone else would jump at the chance, T-Boz doesn’t initially want it.
T-Boz tells news tonight “throughout my whole career have I have had to always reinvent myself.” She is reunited with Shondrae Crawford (aka producer Bangladesh) who is set to do her solo album. “He is familiar. He is dope though. He has worked with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minja. You name it, he’s touched it”, she tell news. His credits most recently include Rihanna’s Talk that Talk.
T-Boz doesn’t announce to news, at least yet, her new album 2013 release date. But Bangladesh is generally associated with Cash Money Records. “So three years ago I was suppose to go into the studio … to lay down tracks for my solo album. But because I was recovering from my brain sugary. I couldn’t see, walk, talk.”
T-Boz explains that three years ago she and Crawford were set to produce the album. But suddenly, she learned she had a brain tumor. That halted all professional gigs in her life until now.
“He can command a number one hit, so when I flaked, it’s bad. But now he needs to know I’m ready.” He is unsure about her new album, however. He asks her “Do you have a deal, you don’t have a deal? Is it independent, its not independent. What is it?”
T-Boz explains “If I have to prove myself again I will do that. I’m ready.” The cast includes her daughter Chase, her assistant Tae-Tae, her younger brother Kayo, her cousin Chris, and more. T-Boz is already with her viral tips as well. “What’s Chili’s middle name? Go look it up” she tells news tonight. The series premiere is tonight on TLC.
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