In April 2002, a member of the group Lisa "Left Eye Lopez passed away, since then Thomas and Tionne "T Boz" Watkins have done occasional performances together as a duo. The girls performed a series of concerts in Asia in 2009. She started working on a solo album in 2000; however the album was never released. She stars in the reality series What Chili Wants on VH1.
Her father, Abdul Ali, was of West Indian descent and her mother, Ava Thomas, is of African American and Native American descent.
She markets a line of handbags titled, 'Bags by Chilli.'