Perri "Pebbles" Reid
American singer
Perri "Pebbles" Reid
Perri A. Reid, formerly known as Pebbles is an American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter.
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SWV Reveals Details How Management Led To Career Derailment, Just Like TLC(VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Last year, TLC’s past financial issues resurfaced as the Grammy Award-winner’s VH1 biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” detailed Perri 'Pebbles' Reid alleged mismanagement of the group’s earnings. Now another popular 90s R&B girl group is making claims that they also experienced similar management issues to TLC. In promotion of their new WeTV reality series, “SWV Reunited,” SWV appeared on Tuesday’s (Feb. 4) episode of “Bethenny” where the trio dished on how management ultimately led to their career hitting “rock bottom.” “We were just at a point in our career where I guess everything that had happened all the people who had planted their seeds, their seeds began to grow to the point that it was pushing us out, pushing us away from each other,” Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George admitted. “We had horrible management; our management was not there to keep us as a cohesive group. She literally planted seeds to tear us apart.” Check out more of SWV’s interview in the clips below. ...
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Pebbles Reid Claims TLC's Chilli Had an Affair With Ex-Husband L.A. Reid, Slams VH1 Biopic
US Magazine - over 3 years
Sounds like TLC's problems with former manager Perri "Pebbles" Reid weren't just of the financial variety. Three weeks after the premiere of VH1's CrazySexyCool biopic about the smash 1990s girl group -- and two decades after the release of TLC's debut album Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip -- Pebbles is finally ready to tell her side of the story of what went wrong between her and group members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Appearing on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Pebbles defended herself against claims that she mismanaged the trio's money and forced them into bankruptcy. She also threw out a few allegations of her own -- including that Chilli had an affair with her then-husband, L.A. Reid. PHOTOS: The best girl groups of all time Pebbles admitted she never actually caught the two in flagrante, but told Williams she "absolutely" believed they were sleeping together behind her back. (She and Reid divorced not long af ...
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Former TLC Manager, Perri 'Pebbles' Reid, Said Clive Davis Threw Her Under The Bus (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
After weeks of releasing various statements and comments via social media in response to how she was depicted in TLC’s much talked about biopic, Perri “Pebbles” Reid visited HuffPost Live to continue to tell her side of the story on Wednesday. And as expected, the group’s former manager continued to defend various allegations made against her in the VH1 original film. In addition, she revealed her feelings on whether she felt exploited by label executive, Clive Davis, for the trio’s past financial issues. “I have been disregarded, disrespected, and defamed from everybody that was a part of that process of what took place…as it relates to being thrown under a bus,” she said. “Clive Davis knows my involvement and my creativity, and my responsibility for what I brought to the table…Nobody will speak up for me.” Check out Perri “Pebbles” Reid’s interview in its entirety in the clip above.
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Pebbles' Daughter, Ashley Reid, Blasts TLC Over Biopic
Huffington Post - over 3 years
--Perri 'Pebbles' Reid daughter, Ashley Reid, expresses her distaste over her family’s portrayal TLC’s biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” (Madame Noire) More Notable/Quotables:
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TLC's Former Manager, Perri 'Pebbles' Reid Denounces VH1 Biopic In New Statement
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Since its record-breaking premiere, TLC’s biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” has stirred up a bit of controversy between the trio and their former manager, Perri “Pebbles” Reid. In recent weeks, Reid has admittedly denounced her portrayal in the original VH1 flick, adding that she’s “not guilty” of treating the group unfairly. To further express her distaste for the film, yesterday the singer-music executive released an official statement on her website to clarify “many false and defamatory statements” made about her. First I want to thank all of you for the well wishes and prayers. I apologize for the delay in responding to the movie, but I wanted to gather my thoughts. I have always been a private person and this unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family. I have needed time to spend with my family and for personal reflection. Read More... More on Pop Culture
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THE MEDIA BUSINESS;Bankruptcy Filings Upheld For Members of TLC Trio
NYTimes - almost 21 years
A Federal bankruptcy judge today upheld the bankruptcy filings of three members of TLC, one of the most popular rhythm-and-blues groups in the record industry, whose chart-topping albums have generated more than $100 million in sales for Arista's LaFace record label. The ruling, the first of two expected in the TLC case this week, represented an
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Perri "Pebbles" Reid
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 44
    In February 2011, she was named the executive producer/host of Essence's national R&B search.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    She married Excel Sharieff in 2010.
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  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, after a thirteen-year music hiatus, Reid released her fourth album and debut gospel album, Prophetic Flows Vol I & II, which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 33
    In 2000 she married former MLB player Otis Nixon. They divorced in 2004.
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    In 1997, Pebbles underwent a religious conversion.
    More Details Hide Details Under her new stage name "Sister Perri", she founded Women of God Changing Lives (WOGCL) Ministries. As an ordained minister, she now preaches and ministers through song.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 28
    Pebbitone managed TLC, which was signed with LaFace Records, L.A. Reid's record label. When TLC filed for bankruptcy in 1995, due to Pebbles alleged mismanagement regarding their funds, the ensuing conflict damaged Pebbles' marriage.
    More Details Hide Details She divorced Reid, and Pebbitone sued LaFace for $10 million.
  • 1989
    Age 22
    Pebbles was married to L.A. Reid from 1989 to 1996.
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    In July 1989 Pebbles married L.A. Reid.
    More Details Hide Details She formed the Atlanta-based production company Pebbitone and founded her own record label, Savvy Records.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 18
    Smith and Pebbles married in 1985 and made their home in San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details She recorded several hit singles on her own during the late 1980s and early 1990s (including "Girlfriend", "Mercedes Boy", "Giving You The Benefit", and "Love Makes Things Happen".
  • 1981
    Age 14
    Pebbles got her start in 1981 as a backing vocalist for the percussionist/band leader Bill Summers and the funk band Con Funk Shun.
    More Details Hide Details Reid co-wrote one of Con Funk Shun's singles, "Body Lovers". While working at an Oakland, California real estate office she met contractor George L. Smith. Smith bankrolled Pebbles with $80,000 for a demo tape and video for "Mercedes Boy". The demo and video led to a contract with MCA.
  • OTHER
  • 1964
    Age -3
    Born on August 29, 1964.
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