TLC’s latest and final album is set to drop next month, and the ladies have been busy non-stop on press tours to make sure it’s a hit. During one of their press runs in the U.K , Chilli said “All Lives Matter,” and social media isn’t letting her hear the end of it.
When the topic of Black Lives Matter came up, Chili said:
“I personally didn’t go to any marches, or anything like that, but for me, all lives matter, you know what I mean?” she said. “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.”
Chill stepped in #TheShadeRoom to clarify her #AllLivesMatter comment.
“Of course Black Lives Matter and the killing of young black boys is heartbreaking to all of us,” she said. “Everyone knows I am a black mother of a black son so there is no way I could watch what’s happening and not be affected. That video was from an interview in London asking me about issues happening in the U.S. My response was inclusive of everyone, but not meant to undervalue the Black Lives Matter movement or to suggest police brutality against blacks is acceptable.”