Friday, April 11, 2008

NEW CHILLI INTERVIEW: SINGER ON WHY SHE STILL LOVES USHER, FLOYD MAYWEATHER, NEW ALBUM & THE ONE MAN/CELEB SHE REGRETS LETTING SLIP AWAY.

My girl Necole at NecoleBitchie.com sent me the following interview (thank you, kindly, Necole!) after catching up with TLC's Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas in Atlanta and succeeding at getting the pretty and petite singer to open up and dish details on what's been going on in her life for the past several years and how she's living today. The 37-year-old Atlanta native also kept it real with Necole while discussing her debut solo album, her relationship with Floyd Mayweather, how she manages to keep her radiant and ageless 'good black don't crack' glow in check, what she's looking for in a future husband, her regrets at letting one particular man (whose also a celebrity and one of my former crushes) who could have easily become her husband and last but not least: her reasons as to why she still loves herself some Usher even after their explosive break-up four years ago and his subsequent marriage to that lady who looks more like his Aunt Charlie Mae from Tupelo, Mississippi than she does his wife, but I'll digress. Oh, and don't get it twisted, Chilli is very much over Usher. We all know that there is a big difference between loving someone and being in love with someone. Peep the excerpts below.

CHILLI ON WHY SHE STILL LOVES USHER: I will say this and I know it’s gonna be everywhere. Lord, Tameka gonna be trying to fight people. But honestly I will say, although Marlon is the one that got away, Usher is the one that I truly did love. Like that was truly my first adult love. I love him very much and I will always love him. I don’t know how you love someone that deeply and just stop loving them. I’m not in love with him anymore but I can’t say that I don’t love him anymore. And of course I do want him to be happy and all but me and him had what I never had in any of my other relationships, and that was chemistry. Even in that picture that you have up. Any picture that you see with the two of us, you see it. It’s just there! I could be standing next to him til this day and people will be like “Wow”. It’s not that you are wondering if we are back together again, it’s just that we look like we just go together. So unfortunately we couldn’t get all the other stuff right and I think a lot of it had to do with timing. For me I had just come out of an off and on 10 year relationship with Dallas and as a female to female you understand that when you get out of those crazy relationships you kind’ve get this “I’m strong and I’m not gonna let anyone in.”

FIND OUT WHICH CELEBRITY CHILLI REGRETS LETTING SLIP AWAY AS WELL AS HER FUTURE BUSINESS ENDEAVORS, THE ROLE FLOYD MAYWEATHER PLAYS IN HER LIFE AND WHAT (AND WHO) SHE LOOKS FOR IN POTENTIAL A HUSBAND. CLICK ON 'READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!' ON THE BOTTOM LEFT.

CHILLI ON HER NEW SINGLE 'DUMB, DUMB, DUMB' AND HER UPCOMING ALBUM: Well right now radio is getting it. We are sending it out to everybody and just hoping it blows up. I love that record and working with CriStyle, Oh my God she’s amazing. She’s so talented and just so sweet. This record means so much to me on so many different levels. I wouldn’t say it’s a male bashing song but I am a woman and it’s coming from a woman’s point of view. Who can’t relate to being in a relationship where the person mess up or it’s just a dumb move? A lot of us can high five on that. It’s not just for females dealing with dumb guys. There are some great guys out there who's been in some relationships with girls who did not appreciate them because they are too nice. That is the craziest thing I ever heard. The DUMBEST thing I ever heard....I’m actually still recording. I’m pretty much done but if someone calls and says you have to hear this record and it’s “hot”, I can’t turn it down...I have [an album title] something in mind. I’m working on some things. I’m a perfectionist. Even with working with TLC, we always had these cool titles and I still have that same mentality. I’m from the old school so I want people to buy my album and feel like it was worth every penny.

CHILLI ON THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY: This is gonna be big of me to say this. I have never ever said this in my whole life. Ever. But yeah, I did let one good guy get away and that was Marlon Wayans. Oh Wow! See no one knew! And it’s funny because I met Marlon when I was 20, when I had just got in TLC and you remember that movie “Mo Money”? I remember we were on tour with Hammer and we had went to the movies and I saw him in that movie. I was like “Oh My God he is soooo cute!!!” So we went out that night and I ended up seeing him that night. And I met him for the first time and we just clicked instantly. Girl, he is the funniest man in the world. And the thing that was so wonderful about him is that we were friends but he really did love me. Like if I had to look back and say “who really loved and adored me” ..it was him. And so my dumb butt, I can really put this on me now. I was caught up in the “bad guy” and how it’s just this challenge. I like to call them projects. We think we can just fix and tweak but as you get older you become a lot smarter and realize people are who they are. They don’t change. And the older they get the more they become that true person so little things that you didn’t see early on, you really are gonna see it later. But ya know, we are friends even til this day. He has two kids with his girl and all that but I’m like maaaaaaaaaaaannn. So he’s the one I let get away. BLOGGER'S NOTE: Now my best friend Kamika, and everyone else who knows me know that Marlon has been my crush for the past 16 years. I'mma let this lil Chilli excerpt slide this time...seeing as though neither she or I (okay, well just me) will ever have a chance with him in this lifetime. LOL!

READ THE REST OF CHILLI'S INTERVIEW BY CLICKING HERE.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's good to know she can still talk about her relationship with Usher without spewing any malice towards his way. Even though he deserves it.

Donna Falana said...

On one board folks were saying she's trying to get back with Usher. That's bullsh!t. You can tell by the way she spoke about him in her interview that she still cares for him. It takes a lot for a woman to open up like that. It's clear she's moved on. I wish her well.

Daddy's Little Girl said...

sounds like she still wants him to me. guess he must be looking all good now since he got married. she thought she could handle it but i bet it's killing her knowing he chose tameka over her.

Anonymous said...

Daddy's Girl, SG posted a link to the entire interview. If you go read it, it may change your mind. I'm almost sure it will.

Anonymous said...

WELL DOES SHE AT LEAST HAVE A RECORD DEAL?

Mina said...

You know reading that interview was bittersweet. On one hand, it's a consoling reminder of how lovely a couple they made then on the other hand it's just so sad that they're not together anymore. lord please let them both find the happiness that they're looking for. Too cute.

And what? said...

Wouldnt it b the bees knees if Usher and Chilli collaborated on a song together for her album? I'd love to hear that.

BTW, I love your blog. Necole's too. Yall two keep doing yur thang.

Anonymous said...

Lookinh at that picture of them made me remember how much he stayed up in that girl's face! Seems like he was always up under her. I haven't been this sad over a breakup isnce the Fat Boys called it quits. LOL!

Nariah said...

Well personally I'm getting tired of Chilli's mouth. She sounds desperate and lonely. Fuck all that 'i still love usher crap she spitting. no, she still want Usher back. who she think she Fooling.

Anonymous said...

I don't like that song at all. Her other two songs that leaked were both better than this one. but i can understand why she would want 2sing it. it should be a law against still being so fine at her age. She doesn't look a day over 25. Lucky heifer. LOL! Damu U Chilli!

Anonymous said...

she shoudl just shut the fuck up. i'm tired of hearing her mouth. yall better not hold yall breath till her album comes out. yall will fall dead.

Mina said...

Um Anonymous 11:19 you sound rather um mad? Did Chilli do something to you or something. It's not that serious boo. Realize that. You sound angry over nothing. Relax, relate, release.

Fashion 4 Life said...

Marlon Wayans? Damon and Keenen's brother? She must've really had a thing for him if she thought he was cute in Mo Money. Yeah, I think her feelings for him are real. Come to think of it, Dallas was frail looking during that time too. Maybe she just liked scrawy dudes. But there ain't no need to bring it back up---even though she was asked---she shouldve made the comment short and simple.

Anonymous said...

"nariah said"
umm tameka is that you!!!
trust me i feel if chilli wanted Usher back he would come running baby or no baby.... face it she don't want him chilli seems to be "hard" on brothers i feel you girl... but marlon wayans awwww i think that is sooo cute he is such a sweetie. Chilli you still look good boo F- the hatas!!!

Nariah said...

to the Poster above.- and if I was Tameka, so what? fuck you and the font you rode in on. THe only way CHilli will get Usher back is in her dreams, and that's if she IS lucky. Too bad for her thea Tameka is pregnant with his Babdy AGAIN so now they ain't now ay hooking back up. Besides he wouldn't watn Chilli's frostyh asss back aneyway. so FUCk her TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lonely Pressed btch.

yourmammasaid said...

okay nariah i mean tom-meka go breastfeed your son it aint that serious boo-boo!!!LMFAO ladies this is what happens when old chicks in the club marry young ballers they always watching their back and wanting to fight if tameka got the nigga why should she worry about what chilli say or is she threatened? insecure? what ??and for the record chilli dumped him hell he wrote a damn whole CD crying about it!!!! and if she pregnant again whoopty damn do everybody know she blew the dust off her uterus to have the first one thats why he married her he didnt want to bring another bastard in the world!!!

Mina said...

LMAO at Ms. Nariah! Girl, you need some serious help. It can't be that serious.

BEAST.FROM.DA.EAST said...

@nariah yea caim down, its not that serious specially when it has nothin 2 do with u,
ANYWHO GO CHILLI

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