In 2006, rumors of having signed a four-album deal with singer/rapper Akon's label Kon Live Distribution in 2006, she later denied these reports and confirmed that she was entertaining offers from other record labels.It was confirmed that the name of the album would be titled Bi-Polar, but due to scheduling conflicts and constant delays, the album was shelved.A track titled "Gameproof," which featured her TLC bandmate T-Boz, was leaked in spring 2006.
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.
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.
The series, What Chilli Wants, which documents Thomas's quest to find love and manage her life with the help of love and relationship expert Tionna Tee Smalls, premiered on April 11, 2010.
At age 20 Thomas became pregnant by producer Dallas Austin, however due to career aspirations and the outside pressures, she aborted the pregnancy.
Thomas made guest appearances on television shows such as The Parkers, That 70s Show, Living Single and Strong Medicine.
In 1992, she made a brief cameo in the video for "Jump" by Kriss Kross.
In 2000, she was featured in the made-for-television movies A Diva's Christmas Carol, Love Song (with Monica), and in the film Snow Day.
In 2001, she co-starred in the action film Ticker, directed by Albert Pyun and "House Party 3".
But it's the new wave so I'm not against it.' The America's Got Talent host told People in February: 'I just don't think I'm ready to date yet.