Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

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Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Born

5/27/1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Died

4/25/2002

Birth Name

Lisa Nicole Lopes

Gender

Female

Also Known As

N.I.N.A., Left Eye, Lisa Nicole Lopes, Lisa Lopes, Crazy, Lisa"Left-Eye"Lopez
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User Rating
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Biography

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Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After relocating to…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Lisa's white casket was engraved with the words that she wrote for "Waterfalls", it reads: "Dreams are hopeless aspirations, in hopes of coming true, believe in yourself the rest is up to me and you."

    • Lisa's spiritual motto is the one that she used for her foundation: 'Energy never dies...It just transforms.'

    • Lisa's foundation went into various underdeveloped villages and gave away brand new clothes to needy children and their families in June, 2004. $35,000.00 worth of new clothes was donated by R&B recording artist Donnell Jones.

    • Lisa's foundation continues to thrive, and is building an orphanage in Honduras. The 10,000 square foot facility will offer a loving family environment for children who have fallen victim to abuse and abandonment. The orphanage also provides educational support, health programs, and other events to help the children move from despair to self-sufficiency.

    • Lisa started the Lisa Lopes Foundation, Inc. The charitable group is dedicated to providing neglected and abandoned youth with the resources necessary to increase their quality of life.

    • Lisa's autopsy photos were leaked, causing a controversy. Nascar star Dale Earnhardt, Jr. painted a stripe next to his left headlight on his race car for the 'Pontiac Excitement 400', at Richmond International Raceway to protest her autopsy pictures being shown to the public.

    • Lisa was in the process of completing her second solo album and her fourth album with TLC at the time of her fatal car accident.

    • Lisa's funeral was held at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. She was then buried in Hillandale Cemetary, also In Lithonia.

    • Lisa traveled to Honduras in 2002 to do missionary work, her passion, and died in a single car accident.

    • Lisa went on a month long spiritual fast to cleanse her body and soul that she felt was sent to her from her spirit guide before she was to travel to Honduras for missionary work.

    • Lisa discovered the R&B trio Blaque and helped them secure a record deal with Columbia Records. Their self titled debut album was executive produced by Lisa, who also appeared in the video for "I Do".

    • Lisa was a self-taught keyboardist and demonstrated her abilities by performing a Beethoven piano piece during her solo spot during TLC's concert performances.

    • Lisa rarely sang with TLC, but contributed her own self written raps on "Waterfalls" and "No Scrubs".

    • Lisa was known for her quick temper. She was arrested for setting fire to her then-boyfriend's mansion, former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver, Andre Rison in 1994.

    • Lisa signed with 'Tha Row' Records (formerly 'Death Row' Records) in 2001, with the intent of recording a second solo album under the alias of N.I.N.A (new identity not applicable).

    • Lisa severed her solo ties with Arista Records, but was still under contract with them through TLC. Her solo album was released in Japan and the UK. Die-hard TLC fans demanded that copies be imported for purchase to the United States.

    • Lisa recorded a 12 track solo album titled Supernova that was scheduled to be released on the anniversary of her father's death. Instead, her record label, Arista shelved the project two months before.

    • Lisa went on to start rapping on other artist's tracks after TLC's third album, Fanmail in 1999. She performed: "Never Be The Same Again" with former Spice Girl Mel B, "Space Cowboy" with N*Sync in 2000, and on Toni Braxton's "Gimme Some" from her album The Heat in 2000.

    • Lisa wore a condom taped onto her left eyeglass lens to promote safe sex.

    • Lisa was the designated rapper and wild-child for her group, TLC.

    • Lisa received the nickname Left Eye from her boyfriend, because her left eye was larger than her right.

  • Quotes

    • Lisa Lopes: I have always been a very spiritual woman, I think we all have different heavens. Mine will probably be me re-living my life over.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Just Amazing

    10
    Left Eye was so amazing. She added so much to TLC and music. She truly touched her fans. Her new album Eye Legacy is amazing and it has really great tracks on there. It really represents Lisa and she has really great featured artists on there. Everyone should pick it up and carry on her legacy. I just remember being younger and seeing videos of TLC on TV. They had such great energy and most of that energy I associate with Left Eye. She was such an essential part of the groups success. So go and pick up Eye Legacy and help Lisa's music live on.moreless
  • Lisa you'll always be missed. No one could ever replace you, and no one will ever try.

    10
    Lisa was a remarkable rapper, trendsetter,and overall great human being. Lisa what can I say, you were an amazing person. People talk about other stars, and their deaths, like they are way more important than others. That makes me upset. Lisa died a horrible death, in that car accident and she will forever be missed. We ALL Love You Lisa!!!! I along with all of the TLC fans will always hold a place for Lisa and the TLC group, in our hearts. After hearing about the accident....I don't think anyone could hold back their tears. Lisa was beyond just music, she was caring, focused and religious....and I know that she made a great and positive transition, after her death. "Peace"moreless
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