*Raise your hand if you’re aware that TLC once had a member who wasn’t “Chilli.”
The viewing public was introduced to this mysterious chick during vH1’s recently aired biopic about the lovable R&B trio.
Unfortunately, the original “C” of TLC, Crystal Jones, isn’t too pleased with the way she was portrayed in VH1’s hit made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool.”
“I was very disappointed, very disappointed,” she told Atlanta’s V-103 radio station. “The way they portrayed me was very inaccurate and it brought up a lot of memories that I kind of put to rest. To relive it again just didn’t sit well with me.”
In the film, Crystal’s involvement with the group was relegated to about 10 minutes. She’s seen practically discovering T-Boz and Left Eye and then introducing them to Pebbles, who later decides she (Crystal) doesn’t have the vocal skills to join the group.
“Absolutely not,” Crystal said about the way the story is told in the movie. “If I sing that bad then why would you offer me a contract?” she asked, painting a different picture of how things went down.
“As far as what happened, it was based on a contract. We got to the lawyer’s office. It was myself, Tionne [T-Boz] and Lisa [Left Eye] sitting there. Keep in mind we’re 18, 19 years old. I’m sitting there and we’re going through the paperwork and it’s lengthy and I didn’t understand anything, so I didn’t sign it.”
Crystal said she wanted her mother to review the contract before making a decision about it, but upper-managment wouldn’t have it. Although that move may have cost her a spot with one of the most successful girl groups in music history, Crystal said she’s moved passed it.
“I’ve grown. I’ve matured, so I’m fine with everything now. I’ve kind of gotten over all the hurt a long time ago. Everything happens for a reason. Apparently, it wasn’t meant for me.”
Watch a part of Crystal’s interview below