T-Boz And Chilli Of TLC Talk Left Eye On 10 Year Death Anniversary
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes passed away in a tragic car accident. The feisty member of 90s girl group TLC was known for her various wild antics (like burning down her boyfriend’s apartment) just as much as her quick rapping tongue on tracks like the hit “Waterfalls.” Essence magazine talked to the remaining members of TLC, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas who remembered their dear friend and group member on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Here are 5 major things that TLC revealed to Essence:
1. There WILL be a biopic.
Much like the Jackson 5 biopic The Jackson Five: An American Dream, TLC will have a film like that of their own! As far as casting goes, T-Boz reveals that they won’t be casting anyone currently in Hollywood for sure!
T-Boz said: “It’s going to have to be new kids; I can’t think of anybody that can play us. It’s not just about looking like me or dressing like me, you have to have the attitude, the dance moves.”
2. Were they or weren’t they? TLC talks feud!
T-Boz and Chilli were quick to clarify that contrary to popular belief, they were not feuding at the time of Left Eye’s death.
Chilli said of their relationship: “It was actually very good; we had started working on the last album. We all had solo deals. I was just like, “We have to do another record” — I was willing to put everything on hold. That was the last time we got to spend quality time together before she passed.”
3. TLC has had quite the legacy.
T-Boz gushes: “You know how now it’s easy for Black people to make it on pop radio… Back then it was hard… TLC “Waterfalls” was probably the second [Black group to make it on TV], it was so hard. I remember getting flowers for making it on MTV and then a special gift for making it on VH1 — that was like a big deal!”
4. Was Lisa really the “crazy” one?
Group mate Chilli said it best: “She might have come across as someone who wanted to start trouble all the time, but that wasn’t it; she just had a lot to say. Sometimes when you speak what’s on your mind — I’m talking everything on your mind, and people can get a misconception of you. So because she spoke her mind, all of the time, it caused people to misjudge her.”
5. There will be a tour… and a new album!
The two confirmed that they “are in negotiations now with LA. Reid” so we shall just wait and see!
What’s your favorite TLC song?