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While putting on an incredible show last night (Sept. 27) with Hollywood Unlocked on the scene along with some familiar faces, Tionne “T-Boz“ Watkins, 1/3 of the R&B luminary group TLC, hosted her 3rd annual T-Boz Unplugged benefit concert to bring further awareness to sickle cell disease, from which she suffers herself.
In addition to spectacular performances from herself and other legendary and emerging musical guests like Faith Evans, Frankie J, Kamaiyah and T-Boz’s artist Dominae, 100 percent of the event’s proceeds went directly to sickle cell research and organizations alike.
For those unaware of the disease, sickle cell is a group of disorders which causes the body’s red blood cells to misshapen and break down.
Additionally, the effects leave a shortage of healthy cells and can block blood flow, causing much pain.
As a result of her own diagnosis with the incurable disease, T-Boz created the concert series to bring about awareness; and support those who also suffer from its symptoms.
Also, fellow R&B luminary Faith Evans joined the stage to perform her classics like: “Soon As I Get Home” and “Love Like This.”
But just before hitting the stage, Hollywood Unlocked asked if we could ever expect a record including herself and Tionne or even a collab with TLC; including Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas; to which she responded:
“I’m not opposed to it. Actually, her manager and I have been talking about it. So, I’m not opposed to it. Whenever she calls, I’m right there.”
Furthermore, prior to taking the stage to perform TLC’s newest single “Way Back” and classic joints like “Waterfalls,” “Creep” and “Unpretty,” Hollywood Unlocked wished our sincerest and deepest condolences to Watkins for the loss of her cousin Eddie Russell Jr.
Additionally, the mentally ill 25-year-old was reportedly wanted by police for a bank robbery caught on film.
Upon arriving to his home Wednesday, September 20, police lured him onto the street where they gunned him down; riddling his body with 18-20 gunshots with an army artillery weapon.
In addition, Hollywood Unlocked asked for an update on her and her family receiving justice for his death.