Peri “Pebbles” Reid isn’t happy with how she was portrayed in VH1’s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and she wants you to know! For those of you who have seen the film, you already know that Pebbles was thrown all the way under the bus. For those of you who haven’t, let’s just say that you’d be very weary of working with Pebbles if ever presented the chance.
In an attempt to clear her name, Pebbles released the following statement:
First I want to thank all of you for the well wishes and prayers. I apologize for the delay in responding to the movie, but I wanted to gather my thoughts. I have always been a private person and this unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family. I have needed time to spend with my family and for personal reflection.
The movie contains many false and defamatory statements and scenes about me. Please know that I have never cheated or mislead anyone. I will defend my reputation, accomplishments, and character. My attorney is in the process of demanding a retraction of the false and defamatory statements and scenes about me from VH1.
My silence has empowered individuals looking for a payday at my expense. I have held my peace for 20 years and it’s time the truth comes out. I will be sharing my story in the appropriate venue at the appropriate time. With all my heart I thank you for your faithful support.
I am extremely proud of the success and massive accomplishments of TLC—the group I discovered, managed, and mentored. I helped push open doors for TLC and other women in this male dominated industry. My sacrifices ultimately opened the door for not only a new wave of female performers in this industry but also a new generation of female executives. That backdrop makes the movie extremely personally upsetting to me.
It’ll be interesting to see how this ordeal plays out. We have a feeling Miss Pebbles is just getting started…