Don’t go chasing waterfalls please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to…
Well, it appears that TLC duo Tionne “TBoz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas decided to go chasing waterfalls by replacing Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes with Japanese pop star Namie Amuro.
It has been 20 years since TLC made their debut with Waterfalls, and in honor of the anniversary of their career T_C decided to release a special recording of the hit, adding Namie Amuro to the equation and subtracting verses from the late group member Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.
Left Eye was truly a distinctive member of the crew, with her spunky upbeat rhymes and full of life demeanor. This is definitely one of those situations where many may raise an eyebrow, and Left Eye’s sister, Reigndrop Lopes is extremely disappointed behind the matter as she expressed to TMZ:
“I did not know about it until a fan posted it online. I mean it would have been nice if they would have given us a head up before being surprised.”
According to sources, unfortunately, this isn’t the only situation that’s drawing a red flag between the Lopes family and T_C. Apparently they aren’t too enthusiastic about the VH1 TLC biopic (set to be released in the fall) either, claiming that they did not even know about it. Reigndrop stated to 4UMF News that:
“The only way I found out was because a friend of mine was cast as an extra and flew down there and I happened to go up there with her”
Although the family eventually agreed to the film, they seem to also have their doubts about Lil Mama playing the role of Left Eye.
“I didn’t know her to be an actor, and I didn’t know how well she would do portraying Lisa, so I didn’t know how to feel.”
It is lots of mixed emotions and lack of communication going on, hopefully the Lopes family will be able to come towards some sort of common ground.
In the meantime check out the remake version of the song below:
How do you feel about Left Eye being replaced by Namie, especially in the event that this is supposed to be an occasion where TLC as a whole should be celebrated?