Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, who rose to fame as a member of the R&B girl group TLC, is firing back at Atlanta-based gossip blogger Sandra Rose for suggesting the singer is gay.

Earlier this week, Rose posted on her blog: “Former TLC member T-Boz spent her New Year weekend bowling with the Traxx Girls lesbuns at 10 Pin Alley at Atlantic Station.

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In addition, she has been a featured vocalist on such songs as: "Ghetto Love" with Da Brat, "Changes" with Society of Soul, "He Say She Say" with Keith Sweat, "Different Times" with Raphael Saadiq and "Be Somebody" with Paula Cole.

On January 22, 2013, Watkins released her first solo single in over 15 years titled "Champion".

The group eventually attracted the attention of Perri "Pebbles" Reid and her husband, Antonio "L. Jones was replaced with Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and the group was signed in 1991 as TLC.

The successful group sold more than 65 million records. The role of Watkins was portrayed by actress/singer Drew Sidora in Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story.

The song was released digitally, and proceeds went to help raise awareness for people suffering from blood conditions such as Sickle Cell.

September 6, 2017, Watkins released her latest single digitally from her audiobook "A Sick Life" titled "Dreams." Watkins has worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams' 1998 film Belly.T-Boz tweeted: “do you want me sandra rose..that it boo? AKA Tionne Tenese Watkins Born: 26-Apr-1970Birthplace: Des Moines, IAGender: Female Race or Ethnicity: Black Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Singer Nationality: United States Executive summary: Founding member of TLCA former model and hairdresser, Tionne Watkins joined with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Crystal Jones to form the vocal group Second Nature around the beginning of the 1990s.In the period of silence that followed Crazy Sexy Cool, Watkins started to carve a niche for herself in the acting world, making an appearance on the television sitcom Living Single in 1997 before moving to the big screen to take one of the lead female roles in the 1998 film Belly.Prior to this, the single Touch Myself -- recorded for the soundtrack of the action flick Fled and featuring contributions from Missy Elliott and girl group Total -- was released with some accompanying controversy.By 1999 TLC had managed to move forward once again with its third release Fanmail, but ill will between the three members (directed in particular at Lopes) and its management soon derailed the group a second time.