But over the weekend while conducting a new interview with a Sydney radio station — seen exclusively in the clip above — T-Boz and Chilli set the record straight, claiming that Sunrise “singled out” Rihanna and took their comments out of context.
“You heard me say something like, ‘Every time we see you, you don’t have to be naked,’ and then [Sunrise] put [Rihanna’s] picture up,” T-Boz explained. T-Boz noted that when they were asked by Sunrise if they had seen the nude, see-through dress that Rihanna wore to the recent CDFA Awards, she replied, “No.”
After the Sunrise interview aired, the story made headlines, prompting a response from Rihanna, who changed the header graphic on her Twitter page to a topless photo of TLC, covering their breasts with their hands. Clearly she was trying to point out the group’s supposed hypocrisy.
Rihanna fans chimed in, dissing TLC on Twitter; T-Boz said Rihanna’s fans crossed the line. “The thing that is saddening to me, our youth today when they’re riding for an artist… and you’re threatening lives and threatening our kids, y’all taking it too far,” she said.