In 2006, rumors circulated that she had signed a four-album deal with singer/rapper Akon's label Kon Live Distribution.
She later denied these reports and confirmed that she was entertaining offers from other record labels.
Thomas began working on her solo album in 2000 after the completion of promotion for TLC's third album, Fan Mail (1999).
In response, Thomas created a petition through to get the article deleted from the site and to stop staff members from gossiping about minors entirely.
In her petition, she described what cyberbullying is and statistics about some of the victims.
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.
His fans inferred the reason he and Thomas split is due to infidelity on his part, giving allusions to the lyrics of the songs.
In 2012, Thomas appeared as the leading lady in R&B singer Tyrese's music video for his single "Nothing On You." In January 2016, she released a new solo single, "Body", which served to promote her new fitness workout campaign.
Thomas made guest appearances on television shows such as The Parkers, That 70s Show, Living Single and Strong Medicine.
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.
In 2009, Thomas and Watkins performed a series of concerts in Asia.
In 2003, Thomas and Watkins teamed up with Agouron Pharmaceuticals to create a national education program about HIV/AIDS.