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Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

Fam Disappointed in TLC

Over New 'Waterfalls'

6/23/2013 12:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



The family of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' feels betrayed by TLC's decision to re-record "Waterfalls" with a Japanese pop star ... because no one even bothered to tell them.

T-Boz and Chili recently released a new version of the group's 90's hit -- in honor of their 20th anniversary . Instead of keeping Left Eye (who died in 2002) on the recording, they replaced her with Namie Amuro (think Britney Spears of Japan).

Left Eye's sister, Reigndrop Lopes, is extremely disappointed, telling TMZ, "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."

Reigndrop says her mom was shocked and hurt as well ... because she felt keeping Lisa on the song would have honored her daughter's memory.

Despite her disappointment, Reigndrop added she's alright with the remake ... if, and only if, it's only released in Japan. It's unclear if that's TLC's plan.

Ok, let's just enjoy the original ...



UPDATE: Reigndrop now says she's cool with the remake ... as long as

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31.

JoeFrancis    

Some many 14 year olds here that are being raised by beiber and post hot boys lil wayne. TLC was an amazing 90's group. No lip-sync, no auto-tune, and a time when talent was put in front of how good looking you were. A reason why the country chick on the voice won instead of the other girl. TLC was screwed by Pebbles, their manager at the time, and aren't getting the royalties that they deserve. Don't know if this was the right choice but they probably need the money. Doesn't matter i guess, music is doomed and too commercial. When Paris Hilton and KK can make an album what does that tell you?? So it's make money by any means.

432 days ago
32.

SpitBall    

I miss Lisa. She had a lot of music to give, when she wanted to. How soon a fickle public forgets that TLC went bankrupt over being screwed by their record company.

Today, any crotch grabbing cartoon character can make millions off selling you their nonsense, and you sop it up. It's not about art anymore anyway, so what's your problem? The mix is excellent, the girls can still sing, they resisted taking another member on for all these years; what about their rights?

Let Lisa rest in peace. I hope the record does well, and anyone who doesn't remember Lisa when listening to it isn't really a fan anyway, you're just making noise.

432 days ago
33.

Jennifer    

Reigndrop? Really?

432 days ago
34.

rafael    

wow tboz and chilli can still get it ...

432 days ago
35.

Bunny    

Money hungry pigs

432 days ago
36.

Chitwn96    

Time to move on I'm a fan of TLC but the girls gotta move on rip Lisa u were amazing but the girls gotta make money too to survive.

432 days ago
37.

StarFleetVeteran    

Reigndrop should be disappointed that her name is "Reigndrop."

432 days ago
38.

Stephlovesjr    

WRONG WRONG WRONG, on so many levels. Chili and T-Boz want to replace Lisa and I get that. I was one of their biggest fans. But to pick a Namie Amuro over so many of the already talented American female rappers is just wrong. A better homage to Lisa would've been to pick someone from the 90's such as Da Brat, Missy Elliot, heck even Lil Kim or Queen Latifah, but Namie was just AWFUL! and then to add the echo to her voice...UGH!

432 days ago
39.

Me    

Wow. I'd be pissed too. Who on Earth thought that was a good idea?

That is LISA'S verse that SHE wrote and that are on HER grave.

I LOVE TLC---but bad move, ladies! ****ty, ****ty!

432 days ago
40.

myopinion    

Love this song!!!!!!

432 days ago
41.

Ashley Green    

BOOOO!!!! The new version sucks... I could not even listen to the whole thing, The song itself is beautiful, Left eye made the song hot, people everywhere were rappin to her verse... This version, needs to go in the garbage.. Should never have been released. R.I.P Left Eye, I still got mad love and respect for you...

432 days ago
42.

Shannon    

Okay for one Left Eye didnt own the song if TLC wanted to re do it then they can it seems like Lisa family is just pissed that they didnt get no money from this

432 days ago
43.

Sincerity    

I'm a TLC fan who really admired their work. Lisa Lopes will always be "WELL LOVED" by TLC fans but the remaining two members have to "MOVE ON"!!! TLC's core fan base has "MATURED" and it's time for them to re-establish themselves among a much younger audience. Foreign audiences can be quite "LUCRATIVE" which is why they chose a Japanese singer who's wants some exposure here in the U.S. Times have been tough, financially, for T-Boz and Chlli. Namie Amuro may have not been their 'FIRST CHOICE" but it's obvious how "BENEFICIAL" this new recording is to all three women. TLC also has the option to invite other singers to perform tributes to Lisa Lopes to balance everything out. LIFE GOES ON!!!

432 days ago
44.

Bobby Dale Warren Jr    

Its only for the japan version.....you guys should do your homework

432 days ago
45.

worldclass    

The new recording sucks.

432 days ago
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