Sign in. 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.
Right from the start Lopes was by far the most flamboyant member of the group, with her neon hats worn backwards and her baggy parachute pants. She was often vocal about her personal life and her difficult upbringing. According to the Telegraphshe was raised by an abusive, alcoholic father and later would speak of her own drinking problem.
During a recent interview with HuffPost at Build SeriesWatkins opened up about the hours and days after Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras at age Everywhere I went I saw birth and death numbers. That was my creative partner.
Much of her trip to the Central America nation — including her fatal crash — was filmed, and this footage has been turned into a VH-1 documentary, Last Days of Left Eye. Their bright, baggy clothes and playful jams brought out the girl in us, and their sexually progressive lyrics spoke to the women in us. The trio instantly shot to the top of the charts and stayed there.
They are the girl band that took over the world in the nineties and early noughties, but how much do you really know about Left Eye, Chilli and T-Boz? The father was the groups producer Dallas Austin. On her show 'What Chilli Wants', Chilli revealed that she has an abortion and later regretted the decision.
It is instead of a large house on fire, flames leaping skyward, smoke billowing into the night. Her story is worth re-examining not as yet another cautionary too-much-too-soon pop-star flameout, but as the tragedy of a young woman haunted by loss and, ultimately, unable to escape its shadow. Born on May 27, in Philadelphia, Lisa Nichol Lopes was raised as an Army brat and daughter of an abusive, alcoholic father.
Lisa Nicole Lopes May 27, — April 25,better known by her stage name Left Eyewas an American hip hop singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer. Besides rapping and singing background vocals on TLC recordings, Lopes was one of the creative forces behind the group. She received more co-writing credits than the other members. She also designed the outfits and staging for the group and contributed to the group's image, album titles, artworks, and music videos.
By Kish Lal February Filmed from March 30, until her death on April 25, Lopes takes fans on an intimate journey of introspection while freely running naked through waterfalls as she began building a youth camp for children. In posthumously sutured tapes, the Lauren Lazin directed film, The Last Days Of Left Eyeominously follows the final days of the effervescent star and her struggles with art, mortality and unrelenting dark premonitions.
She was 30; earlier this week, she would have turned In the days before selfies, the star laid herself bare in the self-shot VH1 classic, talking into a handheld camera in order to set the record straight. When her solo album Supernova failed to land, she once again returned to the Honduras jungle in with friends to fast, run naked among the waterfalls, and start building a youth camp for children in Central America.