TLC's T-Boz Files For Bankruptcy Protection Again
Tionne Watkins, better known as T-Boz of the R&B group TLC, has filed for bankruptcy protection... again.
This is the second time this year. Watkins filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Northern District of Georgia in February. The filing was dismissed the next month.
According to documents filed last month, Watkins owes creditors $768,642.99 -- mostly from mortgages on her $1.2 million house.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the rapper and singer has an income of $11,700 a month while her monthly expenses as only totaling $8,821. And even though TLC's successful career includes four multi-platinum selling albums, Watkins only receives $1,200 a month in royalties.
Watkins also claimed on the court papers that she is currently owed $250,00 in child support payments from her ex-husband, Mack 10.
Watkins and TLC are no strangers to bankruptcy protection; the group filed for Chapter 11 protection in 1995 at the height of the success of their Grammy-winning album, CrazySexyCool.
Recently, T-Boz appeared as a contestant on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. She was fired on the season's sixth episode. Last year, she appeared on bandmate Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas's TV show, What Chilli Wants, which chronicled the singer's search for love.
TLC found success in the 1990s, starting with the release of their debut album, Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip, which sold 4 million copies worldwide. The group following up with their landmark album, CrazySexyCool, which was certified diamond by the RIAA and eventually sold 22 million worldwide.
The group had ten top ten singles, four number one singles, four multiplatinum albums, and four Grammys between 1992 and 2003. The group went on hiatus after Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes's death in 2002.
In May this year, Watkins and Thomas performed on American Idol and received a standing ovation from the audience.
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