TLC Slams Rihanna for Showing Too Much Skin; Rihanna Strikes Back

Laura Ferreiro
Yahoo Music
June 6, 2014
TLC Slams Rihanna for Showing Too Much Skin; Rihanna Strikes Back

Rihanna has never been shy about showing some skin, but she made some major shockwaves when she showed up in a sheer, sparkling gown at the Council of Fashion Designers Awards on Monday. The outfit left almost nothing to the imagination, and even less when she twerked for friends in a video that went viral. And all this came after she made headlines for posing nude in French magazine Liu.

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TLC was not impressed. The groundbreaking female R&B duo spoke out on the Sunrise morning show in Australia, where they're currently playing sold-out shows. The Grammy-winning group criticized the "Diamonds" singer for constantly flaunting her body and using sex to sell records.

TLC discusses Rihanna at the 2:00 mark in the video below:

"Every time I see you, you don't have to be naked," said Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins.

"We became the biggest girl selling group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot," she added. "We could go around too with booby cakes [breasts] out all day long," she said.

Rihanna's Twitter page
Rihanna's Twitter page

"It's easy to sell sex," they added. 'It's hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, 'Oh, TLC must be jealous,' but I call a spade a spade," T-Boz added.

Harsh criticism, to be sure, but it appears that RiRi may end up having the last laugh. In a clever, strategic maneuver, she changed her Twitter header to a photo of the members of TLC... topless. Oops! So while TLC may have had a valid point, Rihanna cleverly undermined them by making them look like hypocrites.

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