Last month we got our first look at the young actresses that will portray the members of the 90′s R&B group TLC in an upcoming biopic movie about their lives but today … today we learn some new TLC information that may not sit well with fans. TLC have rerecorded their hit song Waterfalls with Japanese singer Namie Amuro providing the rap vocal … which means Lisa Left Eye Lopes‘s contribution to the song has been completely cut out. We know that TLC is planning to tour, so does this mean that Namie will be joining the group in Left Eye‘s place? HMMM. Click the embed above to hear this new version of Waterfalls and see what you think. Does this sound like a fitting tribute to TLC‘s legacy or does it sound like complete blasphemy?
UPDATE: Lopes‘s family is not happy with this remake. Click below to read what they have to say about this Left Eyeless version of Waterfalls.
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.
Yeah, I have to agree … they should’ve left the song alone. If TLC wants to record new music with Namie Amuro, that’s fine … but cutting Lisa out of classic TLC songs seems like a really bad idea to me. Thoughts?
[Source, thanks MC]