It is officially ON between TLC and RIHANNA . . . after the two surviving members of TLC supposedly told Rihanna to PUT SOME DAMN CLOTHES ON.
TIONNE "T-BOZ" WATKINS and ROZONDA "CHILLI" THOMAS were being interviewed on an Australian TV show when the shots were fired.
T-Boz said, quote, "Every time I see you, you don't have to be naked. And 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.
"We sold and became the biggest selling girl group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot. It's easy to sell sex . . . We can go around with boobie cakes out all day long."
Rihanna hit back by Tweeting a picture of herself with her tongue out, and the caption, "When there's no changing the fact that I'm me, and they're well . . . they're them."
She also temporarily changed the banner on her Twitter page to an old photo of TLC posing topless, and covering their "boobie cakes" with their hands. (Check it out by scrolling down here.)
Here's the thing, though: In the interview, T-Boz and Chilli NEVER say Rihanna's name. A guy doing voice-over says they're taking aim at the "current crop of artists", and claims that they "singled out Rihanna."
But after this whole thing blew up, T-Boz hit up Twitter to claim she and Chilli were SET UP. She said, quote, "Last time I checked I didn't say nobody's name, the interview lady did . . .
"How did I get dragged into talkin' about someone I like. I don't care what my opinion is, I'm gonna say what I want. At least get what I say right."