TLC’s T-Boz Files For Bankruptcy (Again)
TLC singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has filed for bankruptcy for the second time this year, TMZ reports. The “No Scrubs” songstress’ accrued debt — totaling $768,642.99, to be exact — stems primarily from the mortgage on her $1.2 million home, insufficient monthly income and $250,000 in child support still owed to Watkins, who has a daughter with rapper Mack 10. The four-time Grammy winner attempted unsuccessfully to file for bankruptcy protection in February, and has famously recounted her monetary woes of the mid-’90s on VH1 Behind The Music. For a refresher on how a multiplatinum-selling artist can go broke, we’ve got that clip after the jump.
This latest financial strife is yet another rough patch for the R&B pioneer, who publicly battled sickle-cell anemia at the height of Crazy, Sexy, Cool‘s popularity and, as she revealed to People in 2009, a hard-fought potentially fatal brain tumor. Overcoming two life-threatening illnesses is a testament to T-Boz’s strength and perseverance, and we have every confidence that she’ll get through these hard times too.