Growing up we all loved TLC, and a a girl group many of us wanted to be like them.
They set fashion trends and the messages to youth encouraged us.
One of the members Left Eye or Lisa Lopez as she was known on her Government document, caused a storm once.
25 years ago, it turns out that setting her boyfriend’s sneakers on fire in the bathtub may have been a bad judgement call that led to the incident going viral.
Left Eye, left mouths wagging after an arson attack at her then boyfriend Andre Rison’s home during a domestic dispute.
It has been said at the time that the two lovers relationship was shaky, and this incident could have been set off by a lovers tiff.
Sadly, in April of 2002, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes died in a grisly car accident.
A theory of how and why she took such drastic action was mentioned in a film dubbed ‘ The Last Days of Left Eye, where she was saying she was “gonna barbecue me some tennis shoes,” and set fire to Rison’s sneakers in the bathtub.
But the fire spread quickly from the bathroom to burn down most of the house. See the picture above.
She said, “I didn’t realize what I was doing. I didn’t mean for the house to burn down.”