Thursday, March 12, 2009


Was considered for one of the main roles in Josie and the Pussycats (2000).

Pleaded guilty to burning down the mansion of her boyfriend Andre Rison (1994).

Featured on Method Man's Album Tical 2000.

Is a member of pop group TLC.

Lopes doesn't show up for a press conference. She was then considered missing and the word goes out to the local radio stations and TV stations. No contact with other TLC members or manager. Not many were surprised due to her spontaneous behavior, but they were very worried. It's later announced she has contacted someone and said she will make an appearance in October at an award show. [September 2000]

Adopted a little girl and named her Snow [2001]

Appeared on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Top of the Charts' edition. [July 2001]

Father was in the Army. Grew up in Kansas, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Panama.

Lived primarily in Atlanta, Georgia.

Went to healing village in Honduras to heal and meditate occasionally.

Album producer of singing-group Blaque.

Her pseudonym, "N.I.N.A." stood for "New Identity Not Applicable"

Lopes' white casket was engraved with a rap she recited on TLC's No. 1 song "Waterfalls". It reads, "Dreams are hopeless aspirations, in hopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you."

Died in car crash in Honduras April 25, 2002. She was the only fatality in a vehicle that had seven passengers.

Ranked #80 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)

Her rap verse from the hit song "Waterfalls" is carved on her tombstone.

At the advice of Dr. Sebi, an herbal guru in Honduras who cures AIDS, diabetes, sickle cell, (and just about everything else), she sought to find peace and to stop poisoning her body with alcohol and cigarettes, by fasting for 40 days.

Became the legal guardian of her younger brother, Ronald, and sister Raina, when she was 21 years old.

Dropped out of high school. Her mother, Wanda Lopes, forced her to go back and she got a GED.

Her last name 'Lopes' is Portuguese

Of Cape Verdean (Portuguese & African) Descent.

On how she got her nickname "Left Eye": "A guy gave me a pick up line and said he was attracted to my left eye". The "guy" is reported to be Michael Bivins of "New Edition" and "Bell Biv DeVoe" fame.

At the age of four, she could play the piano by ear.

Personal Quotes

"I felt like an outcast. It used to be the three of us being very silly, and then it was just the two of them being silly. I didn't feel silly anymore." (on her falling-out with her TLC bandmates)

"There's a thin line between genius and insanity - and I always get labelled as being the crazy one"

"I have always been a very spiritual women, I think we all have different heaven's. Mine will probably be me re-living my life over" -Lisa"Left-Eye" Lopes on Death

[about Tupac Shakur] No, we never slept together. That was one of the first things he told me. He said, "Don't ever let me sleep with you. I don't care what I say, I don't care how. I don't care what I do, just don't let it happen." So I stuck by that because I didn't want to mess anything up.

[on her short-lived experience in jail while awaiting relocation to detox] I just felt uncomfortable. I wasn't really scared until I started walking down the hall. I started to think, "What if a girl tries to rape me, or what if someone tries to bully me because I'm Left Eye." That kind of stuff was running through my head. But as soon as I turned the corner and all the girls saw me, they started cheering. They were like, "Whoooo! Left Eye! Left Eye!" So I started pimping, like, "Yeah! What's up?" First I was walking like I was scared, but when they started yelling and screaming my name, I stood upright and I felt confident. Like okay, I'm not gone have to worry about that stuff I was just thinking about. I was like, "All right!" The whole time I was there I was just cool. I didn't have a problem with nobody and nobody had a problem with me. I wasn't like stuck in a corner crying like, "What am I going to do?" As soon as I got there, I joined in the card game. There were people who were excited. They were calling their family. They were like, "Left Eye, can you say hi to my little nephew?" I was like, "Sure, whatever, no problem."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Seeing the show Cheaters Once Made Lisa Cry

What makes you cry?
A lot of things make me cry: films, music, people, events. The last time I cried was a few nights ago. I was watching this new TV programme called Cheaters. It is a reality TV show in which a camera crew gets hired to follow someone's spouse around to see if they are cheating or not. They are like detectives - they get pictures and record phone conversations and then they confront the person live. A girl was on it who saw footage of her husband with another woman. She just broke down in tears. I felt so much for this poor woman that I started crying too.

Video Clips of Cheaters

Lisa Lopes's Favorite Record as a Teen
What was your favourite record when you were a teenager?
"Jesus Is Love" by the Commodores. I loved that song. I would play it on the piano and sing it all the time.
I didn't realise you sang
I do a little bit, but I'm not the best singer in the world. Rapping is more fun for me. I also think it is more poetic.
The Commodores - Jesus is Love

Thursday, March 5, 2009