Last week, it was reported that Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes’ family and fans alike, reacted with disdain when TLC revamped the group’s most successful single, “Waterfalls.”
The CrazySexyCool ladies remixed the hit, replacing the late rapstress’ verse with an offering from Japanese pop star, Namie Amuro.
In response to the controversy, group-mates T-Boz and Chilli recently explained to Yahoo! Music:
We don’t own the master recording rights to Lisa’s raps on any of our music, and our requests to gain the rights so far have been denied. With the Japanese anniversary edition… we were forced to use creative ways to honor Lisa’s memory and celebrate this milestone with our fans.
TLC is slated to perform in the U.S. on July 27, during the Mixtape Festival 2013, which is presented by VH1 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Their VH1 biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, is scheduled to air in October. A national tour and a new album are also in the works.