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TLC's Manager

FURIOUS Over Biopic

I Want Retractions!!!

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

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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Gambit    

You guys have no idea how the music game works. I don't like pebbles, I listened to tlc music but they signed the same contract as everyone else. They were signed to pebbles first, and pebbles was paying everything, so it's only right she gets her money first. They should've wrote music, that's where the real money is, that and shows. That's y Dallas austin got paid he wrote the hits. They had the same deal everyone else got so don't feel bad for them...I didn't watch the movie cuz anything made with one side of story is bound to be lies, especially dealing with the industry. But did they show when the group went into the music studio literally guns blazing trying to get paid? Not knowing they each had million dollar checks coming. They were young stupid n blinded by all the glory game comes with they didn't stop to think about it's downfalls, **** them n pebbles

325 days ago
17.

Whocares    

I don't think anyone watches this show anyways so most people don't even know what pebbles is talking abt

325 days ago
18.

Jessica    

By getting her lawyers involved, that only shows what a greedy snake she really is... as if she not already made enough money off the poor ladies, so the only way to defend yourself against all this "slander" is by sueing them? What a classy lady *sarcasm*

325 days ago
19.

tinica1923    

Peebles, stop being so money hungry!!!!! You already made your money off TLC. Let it go and grow from it.

325 days ago
20.

Mcshay    

Show us the contracts Pebbles. Give them to Harvey to review, he's a lawyer.

325 days ago
21.

me    

I remember how this whole thing played out at the time, and the biopic is VERY accurate. I worked for a Major at the time and have many friends that remember how this went down, too. Pebbles, GAME OVER.

325 days ago
22.

Denni    

Pebbles and LA Reid cheating people out of their money????? Really????? I am gonna check with Toni Braxton.

325 days ago
23.

SusanCoyote    

And who gives a flying f****? Their 15 minutes of fame was over when Left Eye dies. People are always speculating what could have happened. TLC was merely a flash in the pan.

325 days ago
24.

Chris    

Oh wow. How is she going to be mad at the truth? And here she is yet again probably trying to make even more money off of the girls.

325 days ago
25.

SpitBall    

The music industry is a snake pit from top to bottom. Talk about "sell your soul," well, that's the music business. Sure, you get famous, lose your right to privacy, girls want to come to the room, free booze, drugs and sex. Wonderful isn't it? Great life.

But it IS a business. Paying sky high studio costs is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Anybody here ever hear of "pre production?" Yeah, the girls got screwed - big time and "Pebbles" was a willing participant in a process that she understood before she got into it. It is a shameful industry from top to bottom and I for one am glad that the old school players are losing their shirts to downloads and piracy.

So here's what you do: for every download or pirate copy you have, send a check or money order made out to the artist personally and mail it to them. 58 cents an album works out to about 5 cents per song.

Studios and production people who want to earn their keep can get records made very inexpensively and studio time is very competitive. All the top heavy fat cats are either circling the pipe or already out of business - good. Studio time at Capitol Records Studio A is about $350 per hour. Any artist who can't cut 12 tracks in 72 hours of studio time (about $25,200.00) is an idiot and should be rehearsing, not recording.

Crazy, Sexy, Cool is not a tough production, not a complicated mix or master. Union scale for studio musicians (that actually played an instrument) would have been pennies compared to the budget.

So "Pebbles" should know better than to try and justify her position. A Whole industry is watching an they know it's BS.

Nawww, TLC got screwed. It happened, it's done.

325 days ago
26.

Sincerity    

None of this is surprising. The members of TLC were "YOUNG AND NAIVE" girls who wanted their chance to "SHINE"!!! Of course, they should have gotten a "SECOND OPINION" pertaining the contracts that Peebles offered them but she was dangling the "CARROT OF OPPORTUNITY" in front of them. Chances are they weren't nearly as "STYLISH AND MARKETABLE" when she first met them and they didn't have the "PATIENCE" to negotiate a much better deal. Unless an entertainer is able to finance the "LION'S SHARE" of the expenses that are necessary to "MARKET THEM", they will find themselves at the mercy of "INDUSTRY SHARKS"!!! However, none of this excuses Peebles' tendency to "HORDE THE LION'S SHARE OF THE PROFITS" especially when the record label began "REIMBURSING HER" for many of TLC's expenses. When the girls became successful, she could have been much more "GENEROUS".

325 days ago
27.

Passion Of The Taint    

Pebbles is an evil bitch!

325 days ago
28.

STFU    

this lowlife beach and others that cheated these ladies are going to reap what they sows. karma is a mofo and comes back tenfolds.

325 days ago
29.

Brian    

Does anyone even care? TLC's new album hasn't even sold 50,000 copies and it was released a couple weeks ago. I guess their fans all moved on.

325 days ago
30.

E    

"I'm not a thieving, money-grubbing liar... and to prove it, I'll sue your a s s off." Yeah, right. TLC went on the record about what kind of "deals" Pebbles made and she basically did the same to the girls that the record companies do (well, I don't know about the private bedroom part; what I mean is along the lines of charge the girls to make their own videos, charge their tour charges, but take all the profits themselves, etc.) She screwed them big-time and now she's trying to do it all over again. Feh.

325 days ago
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