Appearance, Lifestyle, Relationships, Television

Watch: ‘Girls Cruise’ Episode 2 – Chilli Turns Up, Mya Drama & Visit To Rihanna’s Hometown In Barbados

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It’s week two on the fabulous and unpredictable sisterhood journey that is ‘Girls Cruise’, and the ladies are working on some of their bonding with each other.

B. Simone and Pretty Vee meet up for breakfast and have a heart to heart, to open up more. They don’t want to be judged for being so outrageous despite their church backgrounds, but decide that they are healing people through laughter. They also want Chilli to come out of her shell a bit more.

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Following Lil’ Kim‘s bonding sessions for the girl’s last week, including jetpacking in the ocean and sliding off the side of the yacht, Chilli wants to have a more relaxed approach to bonding, and opts for some massage therapy with Mya.

During the session, they joke about being small breasted. “I don’t have much — itty-bitty-titty community”, Mya laughs. “You can be part of the titty-less crew”, Chilli jests. Chilli recalls that the last time she met Mya, she wasn’t greeted very openly, with a half-hearted hug. “You don’t give good hugs! You gave me that old janky hug”, Chilli tells Mya.

“Let me give you a real hug! A Chilli hug”. “Really?”, Mya replies, surprisingly. “I had some pins in my wardrobe and I didn’t want to prick myself”. “With Mya’s goal in wanting to grow in sistership, we’re gonna start with these hugs”, Chilli tells the camera.

“I didn’t know there was a specific way that women were supposed to hug each other or is there some code?”, Mya questions. “This is why I don’t do girl group situations! I’m misunderstood all the time”, she jokes.

Lil’ Kim and Chilli later call home to speak to their children, whom they miss dearly on the trip. In the meantime, Rome, the fun director, announces that the crew are heading to Oistin’s tonight, where the town is holding it’s annual fish festival event.

Rome asks Mya for a big favor — to perform tonight at Oistins, last-minute, without any preparations or soundchecks. Mya reluctantly agrees. “I’ve gotta let go a little bit, and try new things”, Mya says.

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The crew head down to the Oistins fish festival, and before going to the music venue, they take part in some bull-riding! Chilli coaches Rome to use his abs to stay on the rodeo.

After the boys are done on the bull, Mya explains she’s too focused on her performance to party.

Rome encourages the ladies to get on the dancefloor to show him some sexy moves. “Did somebody say Chilli?”, Rome asks. He persuades Chilli to dance with him, and she doesn’t disappoint!

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“Chilli can be so conservative at times”, Lil’ Kim states. “But I know if can get her to open up a little bit, I know that she’s going to be super lit”.

“This right here is a gift from baby black Jesus”, B. Simone jokes. “I’m so happy to see this TLC Chilli that I grew up with”. “Now, I might not be up for everything that Kim wants us to do on this trip”, Chilli confesses, “but when it comes to dancing, it’s some love right there”.

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Mya is ready for her big performance. But as she gets started on stage, performing her song, “Falling“, from the Moodring album, the power suddenly cuts out!

“This is why I was hesitant to perform in the first place”, Mya states, disapprovingly. The event technicians quickly come to her aid and fix the power situation. Mya continues for round 2 of her performance and wowed the audience.

After her performance, Mya thanks everybody and invites the rest of the ladies to join her on stage. “We’ve got Chilli from the legendary TLC in the house tonight!”, Mya screams. “Lil’ Kim the OG.. my girl Pretty Vee.. my girl B. Simone, we’ve got Charly..”, Mya continues.

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“And Lil’ Kim’s right hand girl, right here”, Mya says when introducing Tiffany, seeming to have forgotten her name. “I’m gonna let Kim introduce her B.F.F”, Mya says and hands Lil’ Kim the mic to say Tiffany’s name.

The crew seem to get worked up over the name mishap. The following morning, Chilli tells Pretty Vee and B. Simone how great the night was. Pretty Vee highlights Mya’s mistake.

“Are you sure she forgot her name?” Chilli questions. “She played it off, though. Kim, you introduce your bestie. It made it more special”.

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“I don’t believe Mya intentionally forgot her name”, Chilli states. “If we all want to connect as sisters, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. We’ll see”.

The crew head out for a guided tour of Barbados to see where Kim’s long-time friend, superstar Rihanna used to live. Accompanied by drinks free from the devil’s juice!

After locating Rihanna’s house and talking to people who grew up with her, they took photos together and got back in their rides.

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On the drive back, Lil’ Kim questions Mya on how she handled leaving Tiffany out of her shout outs at the show last night. Mya insists she didn’t forget Tiffany’s name, she was just not sure how to address her.

“You gotta explain to me what was going through your mind”, Lil’ Kim asks Mya. “When I called you to the stage, it was the legendary Lil’ Kim”, Mya says. “I felt like after everybody was introduced, you should have taken the mic and said something because everybody was excited to see you”.

Mya informs Kim she wanted her to introduce her own friend because it was special. Kim asked her about introducing Charly. “But he’s a guy. It’s different — to me”, Mya replies.

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Kim felt like not addressing Tiffany singled her out. “I think you need to talk to Tiffany and create a bond”, Kim suggests. “We don’t want it to get to the next level”.

“Mya has never had sisterhood, so I don’t think she knows how to handle the situation”.

Do you think Mya forgot Tiffany’s name or just wanted Kim to address her own friend?

Episode 2

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Appearance, Lifestyle, Television

T-Boz Learns About ‘Sexercise’ and Da Brat’s Bankruptcy on ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has returned to Atlanta! Not for good, though. She is back to see her doctor, and to catch up with her industry friends in this week’s episode of ‘Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta‘!

Her long-time friend, Jermaine Dupri, is throwing a party at Cascade skating rink and has invited his superstar friends; Usher, Da Brat, Dallas Austin and of course, T-Boz.

Deb Antney, Waka Flocka Flame‘s mother, is also in attendance, and she informs the crew that she is still feeling sore from her sexercise class, taught to her by R. Kelly‘s ex-wife, Drea Kelly.

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JD is ready to hit the rink his song comes on. T-Boz goes to grab her shoes. “I don’t skate, I moonwalk!”, Da Brat screams before they all hit the skating rink.

T-Boz and Da Brat catch up afterwards. T-Boz tells Da Brat about her trip to Japan and her upcoming tour with Nelly and Flo Rida. “It’s like being an adult to 75 adults, and it’s a headache!”, T-Boz admits.

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“You know I filed bankruptcy?”, Da Brat confesses. “No!”, a shocked T-Boz replies. “You know, I did it twice”, T-Boz reassures Brat. “Yeah, I know. I gotta talk to you about that, too. I gotta get some advice”, Da Brat says.

Da Brat gets into the additional drama in her bankruptcy case. “I had a judgement against me that I just can’t pay, about the thing I went to jail for, [for hitting somebody]”. “They wasn’t really hurt though, right?”, T-Boz queries. “A little bit?”. Da Brat reveals that the woman was pretty injured. “They say she has some sort of brain damage”.

A concerned T-Boz asks Da Brat if she has lawyers to help her case. Da Brat reassures T-Boz that her legal part is being taken care of. “I’ll keep you in my prayers about the other stuff”, T-Boz says to Da Brat as they say goodbye to each other as Da Brat needs to be up early.

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Although T-Boz was announced as part of the cast of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta earlier this year, she has revealed that she won’t be in many more episodes because she and her daughter, Chase Rolison, quit early into the recording.

She told us that her appearance will be more of a cameo, so that is something to keep fans happy!

T-Boz can also be seen on the So So Def special ‘Power, Influence and Hip-Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def’, about the importance of music mogul, Jermaine Dupri.

Watch T-Boz in her ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ debut below!

Announcement, Appearance, Charity

PETA: Chilli Urges UniverSoul Circus To Give Animals Some TLC

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Chilli is very passionate when it comes to the rights of innocent animals, that are often abused and mistreated for human entertainment as circus acts.

In her second campaign with PETA, Chilli has joined other celebrities such as Pamela Anderson in raising awareness about how animals are forced to perform against their will.

Specifically, she is asking Atlanta-based UniverSoul Circus to stop the use of animals at their shows.

“I want to encourage parents all around not to take their kids to UniverSoul”, Chilli says in the campaign.

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“These beautiful, wild animals belong in the wild, not for our entertainment”, Chilli continues. “When you find out all the bad things that they do to them to make them jump through the loops and stand up, it’s horrible.”

“I hope that UniverSoul will think about this and remove the animals from the show. If you stop going, then there’s no business there. Then you get into the reasons why you’re not going to go anymore”.

For more ways to help and protect animals, please visit PETA.org

 

Appearance, Concert, Interview, Television

TLC Perform Hits Mashup with Nelly & Flo Rida on GMA

TLC said ‘Good Morning America‘ in style, as they gave the morning television show the ultimate dose of girl power, performing a fresh medley of their greatest hits!

T-Boz and Chilli took to the stage and performed a remix of their best-selling hits “No Scrubs” and “Waterfalls“, before their tour partners Nelly and Flo Rida followed shortly to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

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The trio of musicians rejoined the stage together at the end to get “Low” to Flo Rida’s debut hit!

The superstars also took some time out for a Facebook Live interview for GMA in the shows green room.

“We talk about relatable issues that everybody can relate to, no matter what age you are”, T-Boz says about why their legacy stood the test of time.

T-Boz also offers some advice for up and coming musicians in the industry. “Be true to yourself. Respect yourself, and don’t compromise your integrity, morals or character for nothing or nobody”.

“That sounds like life, for me!”, Nelly exclaims. “It works”. Chilli adds, “And that’s a hard thing not to do. Don’t get lost in it”.

Nelly touched on what made him a fan of TLC. “TLC is ground breaking, not just for women, but for music in general. They were one of the first groups to take full control of who they are., and not be afraid to be aggressive and say, ‘no, this is how it’s going to be'”.

Their ‘HitMakers’ tour kicks off across North America this summer on July 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL and concludes on August 31 in Irvine, CA. Tickets are still available at LiveNation.com so don’t miss out, it’s going to be special!

Check out the full GMA performance below!