TLC is one of the most decorated girl-groups of all time. However, after the tragic passing of band mate Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes in 2001, T-Boz, one third of the trio, claims “the whole industry turned” on the R&B act.
“Honestly, when Lisa died, the whole industry turned on us. Everybody. They was like, ‘It’s over for them. They’re never going to do it again.’ And I kept saying, ‘Nah, bruh, that still doesn’t hinder my talent and my passion to sing and dance.’ It’s in my soul,” T-Boz said. “I was just like, you just have to find that one person to say yes and find your new normal. We all know it’s never going to be the same again, but you find your new normal, and you keep going. And that is what Lisa would want us to do, and I have kids to feed, so why would I stop? It’s TLC forever, whether she’s physically here or not.”
“Drake, he pulled out. We had just did his OVO Fest, he was like, ‘I don’t know, I’m working on my performance’… T.I. Everybody.But it’s all good because it turned out exactly the way it was supposed to be.”