Fresh off revealing the title, artwork, and lead single from their upcoming self-titled (and final) album, TLC is now making headlines for another reason.
While being interviewed on the UK's Channel 4 News recently, T-Boz and Chilli were asked by host Jasmine Dotiwala about if they "feel strongly" about the "Black Lives Matter movement." Chilli took the lead in answering, admitting that she didn't participate in any public activism, but believes all lives matter. She said:
"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."
She then weighed in on authoritative abuse of power and accountability, saying:
"It’s just not right, and some people take that authoritative position, and go crazy with it obviously. I think that before people are hired 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."
T-Boz took a more direct, albeit arguably indifferent, approach when responding to the question: "What’s it like for you both being black woman in America in the age of Donald Trump?"
She said, "I don’t care about Donald Trump, so, I mean, God is my president. I just feel sorry for the people it affects, but I don’t care about him."