It has been twenty memorable years since TLC made their hit single ‘Waterfalls’, then with Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes in the band. Despite her sudden death in 2002, Lope’s melodious, high pitched voice, and her dazzling upbeat rhymes, are still fresh in the music industry’s memory.
In a new remake of ‘Waterfalls,’ TLC will be replaced by a Japanese star, Namie Amuro. A popular Japanese R&B singer, fashion icon and former actress, Amuro, has been called the “Queen of Japanese Pop Music.”
Lope’s family is not pleased to hear that the role of their daughter, who was a legend to TLC, was now played by Amuro, leaving the Lopes family with doubts that Lisa’s replacement will be capable of handling their daughter’s part in the way expected.
“I don’t know her to be an actor, and I don’t know how well she would do portraying Lisa, so I don’t know how to feel”.
However, this isn’t the only news that appalled the Lopes, allegedly the family ‘were not told’ and ‘did not’ even know about the change.
“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 before being surprised” says Lisa’s sister, Reigndrop Lopes.
Lisa will be a cherished memory in the hearts of fans and the rest of the TLC members, Tionne and Watkins.
Capital Lifestyle Magazine asks: Will TLC’s new Japanese addition disappoint or bedazzle? Will ‘Waterfalls’ be the same without Lisa?