Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of the legendary girl group TLC sat down for an interview with UK’s Channel 4 Newook to promote their upcoming fan-funded, self-titled album. The duo discussed a host of topics including Donald Trump, police brutality and The Black Lives Movement. Things got interesting when the interviewer Jasmine Dotiwala asked the duo how they felt about The Black Lives Matter movement.
Jasmine Dotiwala of Channel 4 Newook: “Another issue that’s been highlighted in both the USA and the UK is the Black Lives Matter movement. Did you guys feel strongly about it, when it was kicking off in America?”
I personally didn’t go into any marches, or anything like that, but for me, all lives matter, you know what I mean? 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. 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.