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Hopelessly In Love: TLC’s Left Eye & Andre Rison (2020)

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Lifetime television premiered their limited 3-part docu-series ‘Hopelessly In Love‘ on January 4, 2020. The series details the ups and downs of the relationships between Anna-Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, Biggie Smalls and Faith Evans, and the opening episode focused on Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Andre Rison.

The episode spoke to the friends and family of both Andre and Lisa, including his mother Merdice Brown-Coleman and sister Raquel, and Lisa’s sister Reigndrop Lopes, mother Wanda Lopes-Colemon, and close friends Trena Smith, cousin Tangi Foreman and previously unseen footage released by her family.

Andre himself confessed that he “was deeply in love” with Lisa. “It was dope,” he said. “She came by the house and pretty much never left.”

As you’ll recall, Lisa accidentally burned down Andre’s mansion during a falling out between the two. Despite that, the two still had love for one another and planned to get married sometime in the early 2000’s, though Lisa eventually called the wedding off, much to Andre’s devastation.

The docu-series reveals details of two miscarriages that Lisa had sadly experienced during her time with Andre, and rumors of an alleged spell of voodoo Lisa placed on Andre, something her family vehemently deny. “Lisa did not practice voodoo”, Reigndrop clarifies.

Lisa’s love for 2pac is also scrutinized as a major reason as to why her relationship with Andre became so troubled. 2pac and Andre were close friends, he wasn’t aware that Lisa already had feelings for 2pac when he met her in a club back in the 90’s. Andre later admits that it was hard for him to shake off his trust issues.

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Both Trena and Suge Knight admit that Lisa had strong feelings for 2pac, which was mutual. 2pac wanted to be with her in the long-term, so refused to be intimate with her.

“They slept in the same bed together. We stopped over at ‘Pac’s house. They never was intimate, though”, Trena confirms. “He was like her soul mate. Lisa loved 2Pac, but Andre wasn’t going nowhere”.

What did you think of ‘Hopelessly In Love’?

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Autopsy: The Last Hours of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (2019)

Cable TV network REELZ have produced a brand new episode in their ‘Autopsy‘ series, which is a documentary-style television series that investigates the tragic, controversial and sudden deaths of celebrities.

This episode is based on the late, great Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. It premiered on March 24, 2019.

The producers speak to Lisa’s siblings; Reigndrop and Ronald Lopes, as well as Forensic Pathologist Dr Michael Hunter, who will look into the circumstances behind the tragedy and find out exactly what happened in the accident.

As a fan, I felt this episode brought some closure to the whole tragedy of losing such an idol, icon and inspirational individual. However, some of the detailed information about the exact cause of death is not for everyone, so be prepared.

Rest in peace, Lisa Nicole Lopes.

A true Supernova.

Synopsis
On April 25th 2002 Lisa “Left -Eye” Lopes was killed in a mysterious car crash in the depths of the Honduran Jungle. The road was quiet, conditions were dry and initial reports suggest that hers was the only car on the road. Lisa was one third of the phenomenally successful girl band TLC and her death was met with shock and hysteria. Lisa was 5ft tall but her feisty volatile nature often brought her into contact with the law. Yet at the height of TLC’s fame she began to spend more and more time in a mysterious Jungle retreat that was set up by self-proclaimed healer Dr Sebi. Did Dr Sebi’s strict dietary regime have any influence on her tragic accident? In this episode, Forensic Pathologist Dr Michael Hunter looks at the last three weeks in the life on this musical Icon to try to work out how and why she was killed.

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