Tlc Defend Decision To Re-Record ‘Waterfalls’ With Japanese Pop Singer
Following homegrown talent Stooshe’s adventures with the legendary TLC track ‘Waterfalls’ earlier this year, the band’s two surviving members have revealed plans to re-record the track, with Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro set to perfom the rap originally performed by the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. As can be expected, fans are in uproar, but the girls yesterday defended their decision, claiming they don’t own the master recording’s to Lopes’ rap…
Chilli went on to explain that all requests to gain rights had been rejected.
“We were forced to use a creative way to honour Lisa’s memory and celebrate this milestone with the fans,” she told TMZ.
But Left Eye’s family don’t appear too happy with the developments. “I did not know about it until a fan posted it online,” said sister Reigndrop.
“I mean, it would have been nice if they would have given us a heads up before being surprised,” she told TMZ.
The new ‘Waterfalls’ is, however, only set to be released in Japan. “We have and always will protect out 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,” said the group in a statement.
Last month, TLC revealed they are recording their first album of new material since their 2002 offering. The forthcoming album is set to include features from the likes of Drake and Ne-Yo.
Words: Alya Mooro (@moorizZLA)