Singer and rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Nicole Lopes was born on May 27, 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known for her brash, uncompromising demeanor, Lopes engineered the group's brand of empowered womanhood that vaulted the trio to the top of the pop charts.The group formed in 1991, with Lopes lending her rapping talents to fellow members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.The reclusive musician-turned-artist Kurt Cobain makes a rare appearance at New York City's Museum of Modern Art to view his friend Tilda Swinton's performance piece "The Maybe." A retrospective of Cobain's artwork opens early next week at the museum.Amy Winehouse attends a group therapy session at the Priory Clinic in London where two years earlier she began treatment for her drug and alcohol addictions.Approximately five days later, her lawyer announced that Lopes had voluntarily entered rehab.For his part, Rison denied ever having abused the singer, stating, "It hurts me because I'm not like that.On the TLC Tip.' It was in March of that year that Lopes met and began dating Atlanta Falcons football star Andre Rison.
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At her sentencing, Rison held Lopes' hand and said that he forgave the rapper.
The two even planned to eventually get married, however, those plans were tragically cut short when Lopes was killed in an automobile accident while on a spiritual retreat in Honduras in 2002.
We did everything together -- shopped, cooked, laughed, cried, went to nightclubs, parks, functions..."Despite Lopes' assertions that she did not intend to burn down her beau's mansion, she was sentenced to live at a halfway house and five years probation, in addition to paying a ,000 fine.
And though such turmoil would have signaled the end of the line for most couples, Lopes and Rison remained committed to one another after the fire.
When that didn't work, the couple moved inside the house, where Rison allegedly picked up the TLC star, slammed her onto the bed and sat on her in a repeated effort to control her. It was at that point Lopes allegedly set fire to a pair of sneakers in the bathtub, then went outside and took a vacuum cleaner pipe to the windshields of two of Rison's luxury vehicles.