View Full Version : origin of Left Eye Lisa's name
04-26-2002, 08:03 AM
I saw the story (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&ncid=716&e=5&u=/ap/20020426/ap_on_en_mu/lopes_death) that Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes had died in a car crash. In it, they say:
Lopes' nickname came from her habit of replacing one lens of her glasses with a
condom during performances.
Now, I know that she did in fact do that during performances, but I had always heard that she was blind in that eye/had a glass eye. Just an UL I've believed all these years?
04-26-2002, 08:28 AM
Never heard about that, but in the CNN coverage of her death, they did show a picture of her with a packaged condom over her left eye, which would seem to be the true source of her nickname.
Apropos of nothing, I happen to live just a few miles from what was the home of her boyfriend Andre Rison (the one she torched); as I recall, she was pissed because Andre went shoe-shopping and didn't get anything for her.
04-26-2002, 09:03 AM
From what I heard, it was because someone once told her they liked her left eye better than her right eye.
04-26-2002, 12:33 PM
Re: the house burning
I saw an interview where she said that Andre had bought a bunch a shoes, and it pissed her off so she burned them in a nice marble bathtub.
Andre did it again, so she decided to burn the shoes again. The marble bathtub, though, was ruined from her previous shoe-burning and replaced with one that was actually flammable (fibreglass?). Up goes the house.
04-26-2002, 12:37 PM
She's also said that they got in fistfights from time to time and that one of these catalyzed her to burn some stuff -- but that she hadn't realized it'd spread to the building.
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