Today (May 27), we remember the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, who would've been celebrating her 50th birthday.
The unpredictable, creative "Crazy" element in TLC's "CrazySexyCool" trifecta passed away in 2002. Alongside Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas, Left Eye's persona helped define TLC as they stormed the charts throughout the 90s and early 2000s.
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Lisa Lopes
Most of TLC’s “CrazySexyCool” album was recorded without Left Eye because she was in rehab
Left Eye adopted a little girl named snow a few years before her death.
One time Left Eye didn’t show up for a press conference, which prompted her to appear on local Radio/TV Stations as a missing person.
Left Eye once held Clive Davis hostage & stole back all their TLC memorabilia for Arista Records after filing bankruptcy
Left Eye appeared on N‘Sync’s “No Strings Attached” Album
Left Eye’s lyrics to “Waterfalls” are inscribed in her casket
Before fame, Left Eye was in a family band that sang gospel music called “The Lopes Kids”
Lisa got her nickname “Left Eye” from an ex who always said he was attracted to her left eye
Left Eye made a posthumous duet with Tupac for her “Supernova” album. She recorded the songs with Tupac prior to his death.
In 2002, Left Eye signed to Suge Knight’s Tha Row Records Label… three months before her death.