*An angry fan came for T-Boz of TLC earlier this week, requesting a refund of their Kickstarter donation because of the delay of their upcoming album. Many are accusing T-Boz and Chilli for not delivering their much hyped comeback album when promised.
The ladies launched a Kickstarter campaign in January that brought in over $430,000, including $5,000 from pop diva Katy Perry. The funds went toward the production of a new TLC album, however the ladies have rattled many fans with the delay of the project. They shared some details about the album’s delay at the end of September, after months of keeping backers in the dark:
“After seeing and greeting so many of you on our tour this summer, we took a short break and now we are in the studio recording our new album with Ron Fair, coming out in 2016. The music is coming out great and it’s only with your support of TLC on Kickstarter that this is possible. We thank you and promise that we will continue rolling out all the Kickstarter prizes except the album by mid-October. We are moving the album back to 2016, so that we will have more time to finish the record the TLC way. Thanks as always for your love and support and we can’t wait to deliver a new record and tour next year.”
When the angry fan hit up T-Boz on social media demanding a refund, she replied, “Call Kickstarter and tell em yo give it bk.”
She later when on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show to address the Black Twitter trolls who are creating division with their speculation about the status of the album.
“We’ve sent emails to [everybody who donated] and then on top of that we’ve done a press release,” she said. “I refuse to address ignorance because there’s a lot of followers out there. They hear one comment, jump on the bandwagon and then fail to do their research.”
“That’s the problem I find disappointing especially with our people,” she continued. “It’s mostly our people doing it, you don’t ever see other races on the Internet dogging people out the way Black people do each other. It’s embarrassing and it’s unfortunate to me.”
As BET notes, T-Boz also blasted the media for blowing up the story about their delayed album. “They know we did the press release but they don’t want to report that part. They just want to report the bad and then it becomes this other thing, and then it just keeps going because social media has given a lot of people a voice who probably shouldn’t have one.”