Chilli Sees End For TLC

Singer tells magazine she's through with R&B trio when son enters kindergarten.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas

added to the long list of breakup threats for R&B trio

TLC in an interview in

the July issue of Mademoiselle.

"When [my son, Tron,] gets to kindergarten, I'm through," she

told the magazine. "That's just the way it's going to be."

If her words hold truer than previous threats by group

members, it still will give the trio time to record a few

more albums. Tron, the son of Thomas and her fiancé,

producer Dallas Austin,

is 2.

The group's publicist at LaFace Records did not return

repeated calls for comment.

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

had more reassuring words when she appeared on a Friday

broadcast of the "Sally Jessy Raphael Show." She told the

audience she does not expect any breakups.

Most of the group's turmoil has come from

color="#003163">Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who wrote a

letter to Entertainment Weekly early this year,

challenging her bandmates to a solo album competition, which

has never materialized.

Lopes has planned a solo album since 1998.

Thomas made a point of distancing herself from Lopes in the

interview, saying, "When I first met her, I clicked better

with her than I did with Tionne, whereas now, the person that

she has grown to be is someone I can't click with. Some

people just grow apart. I've totally grown away from her."

The group picked up two Grammy Awards in March, winning Best

R&B Album for Fanmail as well as Best R&B Performance

for the 1999 radio hit "No Scrubs" (RealAudio excerpt).