(AllHipHop News) Yesterday (April 25) marked 16 years since the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. The surviving members of the platinum-selling group TLC reflected on Left Eye's legacy.
"That's kind of a whole TLC movement thing, because that's why we still kept going, to keep this thing going and to keep her memory alive. We incorporate her in every show, and that’s what we do so people won’t forget," Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins told Beats 1. "We've said TLC is forever and it’s still T-L-C. She hasn't been replaced and will never be replaced, ever. TLC and Left Eye go hand in hand. We've got to keep this thing going until the wheels fall off, so they won't forget."
TLC released three multi-platinum albums before a fatal car crash in Honduras took Lopes' life. While T-Boz and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are working to make sure music fans never overlook Left Eye, they don't necessarily celebrate the day of her passing.
"First of all, when you think of the word anniversary - I know that it's a date that something took place. But when you think about that, you think of happy times," said Chilli. "When people celebrate the anniversary of a wedding, or a marriage, or a relationship of any kind, and it seems it's all something cheerful, and there's nothing cheerful to me about her passing. I mean nothing. We don't go out of our way to do anything like that. I mean, when her birthday comes around, yes, we talk about that, but not the death."