Published May 10, 2017TLC are inching closer towards the June 30 release of their self-titled, crowd-funded final album, but they've hit a bit of a PR roadblock thanks to a new interview.
During a recent segment for Channel 4 News in the UK, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins were asked about their feelings towards the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. Thomas responded, "I personally didn't go into any marches, or anything like that, but for me, all lives matter, you know what I mean?"
She didn't stop there, stumbling through her take on police brutality and race relations in America.
"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," she continued. "It's just not right, and some people take that authoritative position, and go crazy with it obviously. I think that before people are higher in these positions, they need to do some kind of better background check on them, or mental stability check to see if they can really handle being in a position like that."
Pressing on, interviewer Jasmine Dotiwala asked the members of TLC what it was like to be "a black woman in America in the age of Donald Trump."
Watkins — a former contestant on Trump's Celebrity Apprentice — replied by saying she doesn't care about the guy.
"I don't care about Donald Trump," she said. "I mean, God is my president. I just feel sorry for the people it affects, but I don't care about him."
Watch the clip in question down below.
TLC on the Black Lives Matter movement: "All lives matter". pic.twitter.com/Pz6wdNFOoQ— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 10, 2017