TLC used to be a trio, but the unfortunate events leading to the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes leaves them as a duo. The loss of their sister was tough and hard for them to get over, but they’ve managed to do so. They’ve successfully been touring around the globe and they recently released a new album titled TLC. However, when they tried to use some of Lisa’s old vocals… her family said no?
TLC reportedly got banned from using their former bandmate Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ music and vocals on their new album. Lisa passed away in 2002 when she was involved in a terrible car crash, and the group seemingly still hasn’t recovered.
Their new self-titled album TLC released last month; it includes some remastered parts of Lisa’s work.
According to Chilli, the group really wanted to use some of the music that Left Eye was working on before she passed, but her family members didn’t allow them to.
“She does have some other raps her family are holding hostiage, they won’t let us use them unless we pay money. It’s just crazy. The other music she as doing before she passed away was more of a poetic vibe,” she said.
“When we finished the 3D album we got all the stuff we could possibly get that would match what we were talking about at that time and used it,” she added. “We couldn’t use anything else because it didn’t match. So we used that interview on the interlude; it’s the essence of Lisa.”
Regardless of the troubles that they have experienced, the group still says that it was well worth it to pay their tributes to Left Eye.