Chilli Responds to ‘All Lives Matter’ Backlash: ‘Everyone Knows I Am a Black Mother of a Black Son’
As we reported earlier, TLC's Chilli was on the receiving end of a lot of backlash after she fumbled an answer about the Black Lives Matter movement.
"I personally didn't go into any marches or anything like that but for me, all lives matter... 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 said.
Evidently, all of the responses from that interview got back to the "No Scrubs" singer quickly, and she issued a response.
"Of course Black Lives Matter and the killing of young black boys is heartbreaking to all of us," she told The Shade Room. "Everyone knows I am a black mother of a black son, so there is no way I could watch what's happening and not be affected. The video was from an interview in London asking me about issues happening in the U.S. My response was inclusive of everyone but not meant to undervalue the Black Lives Matter movement or to suggest police brutality against blacks is acceptable."
We'll see if folks will let Chilli off the hook for her comments, or if they'll continue to blast her. Either way, it's probably a good idea for the singer to have some prepared responses for these types of questions or at least think about her answers a little more beforehand.