‘TLC’ singer T-Boz broke down in tears after revealing she had lost someone close to her to cyberbullying and says the person was a 10-year-old child, and she wishes she could have done more to help the situation.
In a heartbreaking interview, T-Boz discusses her own experiences with social media and the way the negativity is now affecting young people in society.
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In the interview, says she wants to make sure young people are aware of social media’s dark side and the negative energy it can bring to your life.
The point is too spread the word about the epidemic of children committing suicide at a very young age due to online trolling. “If the person isn’t in the hospital with you when you sick, then that person doesn’t matter,” she told Savet.
“I think about the times I could’ve died and I have a little girl to raise and I get upset because I lost someone from cyberbullying not that long ago,” she says while getting emotional.
She continued, “It bothers me that I couldn’t help them out, and this person was only 10 years old.”
T-Boz sat down with Savet from ‘Agents of LA’ studios in Los Angeles and discussed her very personal experience with online bullying.
In a widely reported situation, T-Boz and other members of TLC were critical of Rhianna after the singer posted a topless photo on Instagram.
“Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked,” T-Boz said at the time. Adding, “It’s easy to sell sex,” but “It’s hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, ‘Oh, TLC must be jealous,’ but I call a spade a spade.” ‘TLC’ member Chilli, agreed and said at the time, “We became the biggest-selling girl group of all time with our clothes on, and that says a lot.”
But, the group began receiving death threats.
Following the incident, T-Boz says the media twisted the story and made it appear like she was trashing Rihanna’s image. At the time, she began receiving hateful comments and death threats directed towards her and her daughter.
In the interview, T-Boz (real name Tionne Watkins) discussed her diagnoses of sickle cell anemia at a young again and how she was in and out of the hospital due to her illness since age 7.
The legendary singer said her mother was a very strong figure in her life, and told her “God has the last say so in your life, don’t listen to him.”