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TLC Defends Waterfalls Remake That Scrubbed Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes For A J-Pop Star! Find Out WHY!

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This isn't CrazySexyCool at all!!

When TLC unleashed a 20th anniversary edition of Waterfalls last month, they had no idea what they were in store for!

The hit single's re-recording was critically panned because the band replaced the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' rap verse one with one from Japanese pop star Namie Amuro!!

Even worse, they angered Left Eye's family!!!

T & C likely never realized a remake without L would backfire so badly, but the band stands by their decision!

Chili and T-Boz's rep said:

"We were forced to use a creative way to honor Lisa's memory and celebrate this milestone with the fans. We have and always will protect our sister’s legacy as TLC consists of the three of us collectively … there will never be a replacement for Lisa or any members in TLC."

Apparently the gals don't even own the rights to Left Eye's rap verse and couldn't have used it in the song anyway!!!

Aww!! The new version was meant to be a celebration of the band's two decades of accomplishments, but now it's looking like more trouble than it was worth!

CLICK HERE to hear the song and decide for yourself!!

[Image via Arista.]

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10 comments to “TLC Defends Waterfalls Remake That Scrubbed Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes For A J-Pop Star! Find Out WHY!”

  1. Tammy says – reply to this


    I like Namie Amuro, she sounds really good! But its not the same as hearing Lisa. R.I.P.

  2. UmAnyways says – reply to this


    The songs would be perfect for a kids store or a kids party but the rap could have EASILY been done by Nicki Minaj. Iggy Azaela, Azaelia Banks, or Eve. This rapper they chose it's just soft and mediocre in a legendary song. I'm sure the rapper is cute and better in her own original songs. But not everyone can fit the flow the left but possibly the rappers I mentioned. Eve has time to do this.

  3. 3

    I'm glad the reunion and biopic is happening but this song is making look VERY cheap and gas station music.

  4. Lisa says – reply to this


    I think it was disrespectful . No matter what they wanted to do to the song , we the fans will always love it just the way it was. RIP Lisa .. ♥

  5. 5

    I think the biggest insult here is having some crappy singer on it.

  6. 6

    I don't understand why they chose her in the first place, especially when there are plenty of rappers known and unknown that sound amazing. There are also plenty of Asian female rappers who can rap better and clearer than her. I know she's a big J-pop star but I didn't even know she did rapping and to be honest, it wasn't that good. This remake was unnecessary even if it was in Lisa's honour.

  7. 7

    how can they own the other lyrics but not the rap?

  8. 8

    the recording is really bad.. is it just this link?

  9. 9

    ok.. that was pretty bad :(

  10. Quenepa says – reply to this


    Sorry But that song sucked with who ever did Lisa part. !!!! I remember they said they would NEVER REPLACE Lisa and here they are doing exactly what they said they would never do..Disrespectful?? Hell to the Yea!!!!