Family of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Upset Over TLC's "Waterfalls" Remake

A new version of the song features vocals from a Japanese pop star.

Posted: 06/24/2013 12:24 PM EDT
TLC

TLC has been busy re-establishing themselves in the spotlight this year in honor of the group’s 20th anniversary. That comeback includes a new album with a re-recorded version of their hit "Waterfalls" minus Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, which didn’t sit so well with the late rapper’s family. Some members of the Lopes family feel betrayed mostly because nobody bothered to tell them about the new record.

"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 heads up before being surprised," Lisa’s sister, Reigndrop Lopes, told TMZ.

Reigndrop also says her mother was "hurt" and felt like it was a diss to take Lisa off the track.

The original "Waterfalls" is one the group's most memorable songs and spent seven weeks at number 1 on the Billboard chart. Left Eye’s replacement for the re-released track is Japanese sensation Namie Amuro.

Lisa Lopes tragically died on April 25, 2002, in a car crash in Honduras, which devastated TLC fans around the world. To commemorate the legendary trio’s 20-year milestone T-Boz and Chilli are also working on a made-for-TV movie series (which stars Lil Mama as Left-Eye) and are planning to go on tour later this year.

 

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