Did you watch the premiere of Tionne Watkins aka T-Boz’s new reality show the other day on TLC? If you didn’t, here’s a brief rundown. Totally T-Boz is a four-part series chronicling her attempted comeback and her plans to reinvent herself. The 42-year-old R&B singer discusses her life since the death of TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes which includes a divorce, raising her 12-year-old daughter Chase, a brain tumor which robbed her of her speech, sight and hearing, along with her ongoing battle with Sickle Cell. Girl has had it rough since TLC was in its hey day chasing “Waterfalls.”
As an aside, how is it possible that both T-Boz and Chilli haven’t been able to realize solo albums since Left Eye’s death? Yet the deceased singer has a couple to her credit, including one posthumous one. Given that the series is only four episodes long, I don’t think this comeback will amount to much. It breaks my heart a little because I was such a huge fan of hers, Left Eye and Chilli.
Perhaps, it’s the effects of the brain tumor or another ailment, but Watkins seems a little off on the show. Either that, or the network encouraged her to act a little cray. At times I thought I was watching an older African-American version of Honey Boo Boo. This wasn’t more evident than during her meeting with producer Bangladesh. Just watch the video below as Bangladesh tries to figure out if T-Boz is really serious with her career. Apparently, he’s been burned by her before. Check out the clip below.
Did you watch Totally T-Boz? Do you think she’ll be able to release a debut album? Whats your favorite TLC track? Sound off below.