Happy 50th Birthday, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes!


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

Number One:

Most of TLC’s “CrazySexyCool” album was recorded without Left Eye because she was in rehab

At the 38th annual Grammy Awards in 1996, TLC (Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas) won best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal for “Creep” and best R&B album for CrazySexyCool — and also disclosed its bankruptcy: “We are broke as broke can be,” said Thomas after the ceremony.

Number Two:

Left Eye adopted a little girl named snow a few years before her death.


Number Three:

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.

Number Four:

Left Eye once held Clive Davis hostage & stole back all their TLC memorabilia for Arista Records after filing bankruptcy

Number Five:

Left Eye appeared on N‘Sync’s “No Strings Attached” Album

Number Six:

Left Eye’s lyrics to “Waterfalls” are inscribed in her casket

Number Seven:

Before fame, Left Eye was in a family band that sang gospel music called “The Lopes Kids”

Lisa with her mother and siblings Reigndrop Lopes and Ronald Lopes

Number Eight:

Lisa got her nickname “Left Eye” from an ex who always said he was attracted to her left eye

Number Nine:

Left Eye made a posthumous duet with Tupac for her “Supernova” album. She recorded the songs with Tupac prior to his death.

Number Ten:

In 2002, Left Eye signed to Suge Knight’s Tha Row Records Label… three months before her death.

(Photo: XXL Mag) Left Eye Was Making an Album For Death Row When She Died. Left Eye spent the last four months of her life working to revive gangsta rap powerhouse Death Row Records under a new persona, N.I.N.A. (New Identity Not Applicable).


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