Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas Talks Recurring Dreams, Son Tron and TLC

November 8, 2014 1:58 PM

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Late on Monday, November 3, I got an email from TruTV publicist Brad Bernstein asking if I would be able to interview TLC's Rozonda "Chilli Thomas that next morning as she is currently promoting her place on the judges panel of TruTV's talent competition show, Fake Off. When phone calls or emails like this come through, I have learned to promptly throw my typical 48 hours' notice for journalistic preparation out the window. I immediately say "Yes, I'll do it!" and then jump into last minute survival mode. Pulling all-nighters to prepare for an interview isn't what it used to be for me, now as the mom of a 5 year old boy. But I must practice what I preach and I often preach that the difference between those who succeed and those who don't usually comes down to instinct and hard work; oh, and a blind disregard for a good night's sleep at times.

I set my alarm clock before bed and awoke at 3 AM the next morning to begin researching and crafting questions for my interview with the Sexy third of TLC's Crazy, Sexy, Cool... Chilli. People often ask me if I get nervous, excited, or "fill in the adjective here" before a celebrity interview. After...

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