Katy Perry Pays $5K To Help TLC With Their New Album

Katy Perry is not only a “Firework,” but she most certainly is “no scrub.” Perry, who is set to perform at this year’s Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1, has contributed a hefty sum to TLC’s kickstarter campaign.

So what exactly is TLC having a kickstarter campaign for? And why would Katy Perry take her hard earned cash and support it?

So apparently, TLC needs some sweet moolah to make their next album.

Their Kickstarter campaign page announces, “TLC is BACK to make our FINAL ALBUM with YOU!

The two remaining members of TLC, Rozonda “Chili” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, are asking fans to help them raise the money they need to record and complete what will be their “final” album.

The twosome talks about their final album, saying, “This album, our FINAL ALBUM, is dedicated to all of you that have stuck with us, always challenging us to do our best.”

So why are they asking these loyal fans to pay up?

“While major labels offer artists multimillion dollar recording and marketing budgets, they don’t often give artists complete control of their own music. It is ESSENTIAL that we create our final album completely on our own terms, without any restrictions, with YOU,” Watkins and Thomas said.

And their statements have apparently resonated with the “Roar” super pop star, Katy Perry. Perry kicked in $5,000 for the R&B group’s album.

According to sources at TMZ, Perry is “such a big fan” and so has had no problem digging “into her own pockets” to shell out the money. Besides enjoying a new TLC album, Perry will supposedly also get to enjoy “a slumber party in L.A. with T-Boz.”

Once Perry had made the large donation, getting TLC closer to their $150,000 goal, Chili tweeted her gratitude followed by hearts.

Chili wasn’t the only one tweeting Katy Perry their thanks, with TLC fans referring to Perry as “Mother Perryusa” and calling her an “angel.”

@officialchilli @katyperry YOU ANGEL

— tara✨ (@anistonftperry) January 21, 2015

I’m sure that next time TLC sings “What About Your Friends,” they’ll most likely be thinking of Katy Perry.

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