The family of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes is upset about the decision to leave the late singer out of a remix to TLC’s hit “Waterfalls.”
TLC’s surviving members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas celebrated the group’s20th anniversary, by teaming up with Japanese artist Namie Amuro to rework “Waterfalls,” replacing “Left Eye’s” lyrics with Amuro’s.
The song is part of a 20th anniversary album released in Japan. The unfortunate thing is that the Lopes family did not know that Left-Eye would be left out of the remix that celebrates 20 years of TLC. Reigndrop Lopes, tells TMZ that she didn’t know about the song “until a fan posted it online.”
The family apparently had no idea the song was being recorded. She says,
“I mean it would have been nice if they would have given us a heads up before being surprised.”
Reigndrop Lopes also said her mother was “hurt” by the decision, suggesting the group isn’t honoring her daughter’s memory.
“Waterfall” remains one of the group’s most popular songs, largely because of her rap.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died in a car crash while working on a documentary project in Honduras in 2002.
Some of Left Eye’s lyrics from the rap in “Waterfall” were said to be engraved on her casket when she died.
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