T-Boz Goes at Nicki on Twitter

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When celebrities – particularly R&B singers – reach a certain age they start to sound an awful lot like that grandmother of yours who says whatever the hell is on their mind. Well, in T-Boz’s case, that has gotten her into a bit of trouble. Yes, the TLC singer was asked about her thoughts of celebrity talent show judges and many took it her throwing shade in Nicki Minaj’s direction.

When asked about celebrity talent show judges, she explained

“I don’t respect half [of] the people I’ve seen lately. How the hell is she gon’ tell me what I should be doing when her azz can’t even sing. Why is she there? And then…now they’ve got rappers that don’t even sing judging? So, this is totally based off of popularity I guess. I mean, to each their own. Get your money, honey. All I’m saying is, I will never watch [your] shows again.”

Here’s the thing: With all due respect to T-Boz, she is not exactly a songbird herself. I mean, TLC had a background singer in Debra Killings. Yeah, a group with a background single. “Let’s Do It Again” is my song as is “Red Light Special,” “Creep,” and “Baby-Baby-Baby,” but c’mon nah.

In any event, T-Boz took to Twitter to deflect from the criticism: 

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

I’m laughing at y’alI guess u told me huh lol My whole comment wasn’t about chick but some of the guest appearances & not Brittney at all

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

& it’s not a diss these shows are based on popularity & bringing in the viewers & bringing their numbers up not based on picking talent lol

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

Oh don’t trip I meant what I said & there will be no take bk & chick can rap her ass off and she sounds good singing her song but 1 has

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

Nothing 2do w/ the other I’m in this bizz all this crap is fact & its based on bringing in numbers now and NOT really why it was originated

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

So get mad…scratch ya ass…take a picture I don’t but Remb it I’ll say what I want that doesn’t mean I don’t like or respect someone lol

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

I’ll say what I think &always will I think it’s funny the truth is the truth ha the name calling **** is hysterical cuz I don’t wanna watch

Tionne T-Boz Watkins ‏@TheRealTBOZ

I don’t hv a problem w/ Nikki I don’t like what the shows stand for. Where’s the lil yellow bus beep beep. But if I did pls know I’d say so.

She also added:

My 1st comment was about Xfactor & some guest who can’t sing judging then my 2nd was about American Idol & I stand by my statement Over NEXT

– Michael Arceneaux

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