She appeared again on the show's second season performing her unreleased track, "Flirt," written by Tiyon "TC" Mack and produced by Soundz.
In June 2009, VH1 announced the airing of a reality TV series starring Thomas.
On her show, What Chilli Wants, she would reveal having regretted the decision.
Thomas and Austin continued their relationship, and would later have one son, Tron Austin (born June 2, 1997). Their relationship lasted for two years: they broke up in December 2003, followed by a media frenzy surrounding the personal nature of Usher's fourth album, Confessions.
Since the death of group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April 2002, Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins have occasionally performed as a duo.