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TLC's Manager

FURIOUS Over Biopic

I Want Retractions!!!

10/31/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1030_perri-pebbles-reid_tlc_gettyTLC's former manager is LIVID over the new VH1 biopic about the 90s girl group -- telling TMZ, she was wrongly portrayed as a shyster in the movie ... and now she wants the network to make some serious retractions.

Perri "Pebbles" Reid tells us it has taken her more than a week to respond to the movie -- which aired last Monday -- because she was so shell-shocked by the damning lies in the film. She says, "This unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family."

But the real issue -- she tells us, "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" contains "many false and defamatory statements and scenes about me."

If you haven't seen the movie yet, it's not exactly kind toward Pebbles ... portraying her as a shifty parasite who knowingly swindled millions from the group.

But the real Pebbles insists she has never cheated anyone -- let alone the band she "discovered, managed, and mentored" -- and plans to vigorously defend her honor. She says her attorney is already in the process of demanding retractions from VH1.

Calls to VH1 weren't returned.


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This is the same Pebbles who recently brought a lawsuit to her dead friend, and TLC group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez for money owed to her from 1993. Honey you must REALLY be broke to try to make a dead person pay their debts. "Parasite" sounds like the perfect word for her......Or maybe broke, and desperate is better suited.

360 days ago


The movie didn't give a new impression of Pebbles.

360 days ago


But isn't this EXACTLY what she did? Isn't that the reason why her and LA Reid divorced?

360 days ago


Who she was then doesn't seem to fit with who she wants to be now, but the truth has no versions. It is what it is. She took advantage of three, young naive girls new to this business. Instead of threatening lawsuits, Ms. Pebbles should probably be thankful that more of her bad behavior was left on the editing floor. She was as bad as she was shown, if not worse. It's interesting how others who were in the know about what happened - Dallas Austin, L.A. Reid, Jermaine, - are not speaking out about how inaccurate this biopic is about her. From someone who knows, she was hell on wheels when she managed them. The music business is rough, which is why it was all not on her. They had NOONE looking out for them. They didn't hire their own lawyers, didn't consult other industry professionals nor did their family members. Everyone saw dollar signs and ignored the warning shots, so yeah, it was easy to take advantage of them. Seriously, who shares an attorney with their manager? That's like sharing a divorce lawyer (looking at you, Steve Harvey). People in this business will and do take advantage of newcomers all the time. You have to be smarter when it comes to hiring representation. They didn't understand anything about the music business, only that they wanted to be famous and rich. Case in point, who asks to see a contract after they've already willingly signed it to read what it says about how they get paid? Toomfoolery. It still doesn't excuse being taken advantage of by a seasoned snake charmer.

360 days ago


It has been well known, and well talked about, for quite some time now, that she screwed them over BIG TIME.

360 days ago

Joseph Kavalier    

She responded when the movie premiered on Twitter. This OLD news lol

360 days ago

Amber Olson     

All I see is dollar signs $$$$$$

360 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Where are the contracts Pebbles? Give them to TMZ and this whole thing will be over. Prove that the girls were making the money that acts back then that were selling 20 million albums made. That's all you have to do. You have the proof on paper. Show it and we'll stop coming for your neck.

360 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I will admit that this is mostly the girl's fault for allowing it to happen to them and never learning about the business at any point in their careers it seems. But that doesn't change the fact that Pebbles did take advantage of them and set them up to be taken advantage of by others. All of TLC's videos, of which they had many, were elaborate Michael Jackson level productions. That is VERY expensive. But I'm willing to bet that the girls didn't know that, didn't know they had any creative control and didn't know they had to pay for those videos until it was too late.

360 days ago


I.e. She hasn't sponged enough off of the group, she wants to sue over the movie and get more money out of them.

360 days ago


Shut up Pebbles!!!!! It's a known fact before the movie that you're a crook, bytch

360 days ago


Well, There must be truth if she's that upset. She needs to leave them alone. She was exsposed as the fraud she really was/is, she needs to sit down somewhere! I doubt there is anything legally she can do. As TBoz said "that's not slander...that's telling the truth...Boo!" LOL

360 days ago


Pebbles is one evil bish. Men beware and avoid at all cost. #bitter, vindictive, money hungry, wench.

360 days ago


Crappy autoplay video player. STOP IT!

360 days ago

''' V '''    

I had a huge crush on pebbles back in the day until I found out she screwed TLC out of millions There was no excuse for her doing that and she could have change the contract at any time...

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