LA Reid’s eldest daughter Ashley stirred controversy on social networking website Twitter.com when she tweeted a not-so-veiled threat of violence toward TLC member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.
Ashley Reid took to her Twitter account to defend her mother, former TLC manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid, who was being dragged unmercifully on Twitter for an unkind portrayal of her in the TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
In defending Pebbles, Ashley reminded Chilli that her milk wasn’t clean. Chilli has long been the subject of rumors that she slept with LA Reid while he was married to Pebbles.
In one tweet, Ashley warned Chilli that she couldn’t wait to “see” her on the street. And just in case Ashley’s intentions weren’t clear, she said it a different way:
When I said on Twitter, ‘Chilli I can’t wait to see you’ what I meant by that was, ‘I can’t wait to see you to beat your f–king face into the concrete.’
But calmer heads soon prevailed and they advised Ashley of the laws against making terroristic threats — either online or in person. And a reluctant Ashley sought a publicist’s help for expert damage control.
The publicist writes:
Being tactlessly defensive is a choice, and may not be the most effective. It was my choice. Violence is not what I represent. For those that know me, either personally, through my weekly radio talk show, or my art–they know that I am a passionate person with no filter, that what I said was in anger.
In anger, many things are said out of intense emotion. The same applies to a desperate attempt to threaten credibility, defame, and villianies someone’s character in order to generate publicity. That was TLC’s choice. My voice is my own and is not reflective of my mother’s opinion. Despite the lies and slander depicted in the movie and over the past 20 years, my mother loves TLC and always has.
Ashley, a photographer and blogger by trade, ended the PR statement with a non sequitur: “Under no circumstances will I ever apologize for defending the people I love and what I know is right.”