Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002) was born on and raised in Philadelphia. She is a spontaneous and flamboyant lady who is the daughter of a U.S. Army. She spent most of her adult years in Atlanta where she met Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. The three of them formed a band named “TLC”. They were discovered by Pebbles in an Atlanta club.
Lopes wrote some of the hit singles of TLC including “Waterfalls”,”What About Your Friends”,”No Scrubs”, “Girl Talk” and others. Lopes also received four Grammy Awards. On April 25, 2002, she was killed in a car accident in Honduras.
“She was determined to be something in life. She was a true Hip-Hop star. She cared about some press. She was the star out of the group. She was the one who would curse on TV. She had the tattoos. You could not expect the expected. When you see Lisa, you could expect something from her. That is the gift she carried.” -Jermaine Dupri
“Lisa was a wonderful person who always brought high energy and a great vibe when she walked into a room. It was a pleasure and a lot of fun to work with her. She will be truly missed.” -NSYNC
“Lisa Lopes, she was a fun-loving kid, loving to be different,” said Treach, who made sure an Ooooooohhh … On the TLC Tip button was placed on a teddy bear in Naughty’s “Hip-Hop Hooray” video. “You saw that from the way [TLC] dressed, from their attitudes. She was the thug out of the group. ‘Let’s go hang out. Let’s go all night long.’ Her attitude was that wild side, whether she was making records or working in Burger King” -Treach from Naughty By Nature
“She is our sister,” the third member of TLC. We’ve been together for over 10 years. We would never replace her. You can’t replace Left Eye.” – T-Boz & Chilli