Seventeen years ago today, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC died in a tragic car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras. As the rapper of the iconic pop group, Left Eye graced TLC’s records with her quirky and smooth raps.

The Philadelphia native also lent her creativity to TLC by designing the trio’s outfits and contributing to their image, artwork, and music videos. Besides that, she often stood out with her bubbly and eccentric personality and her unapologetic ability to speak her mind.

Below revisit a few tracks where Left Eye shines with her infectious flow, and take a look at her over the years.

“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”

“Hat 2 Da Back”

“What About Your Friends”

“No Scrubs”

“Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” 

Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat & Missy Elliott - Ladies Night (Video)

Ladies Night Video from the "Nothing To Lose" Soundtrack © 1997 Tommy Boy Records

“U Know What’s Up”

“Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” (Live at the VMAs in 1997)

“I Do”

“The Block Party” 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.

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