Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was best known for being the “L” of TLC. She died in a car crash in 2002 right as she was trying to emerge as a solo artist.
On her nickname, she explained in an interview:
I met this guy and I ran into him in the mall and he just said, “Wow! It’s you left eye.” I was like, “What?” He said, “It’s your left eye, man. It’s something about it.” I said, “You picked an eye?” Usually they say you have pretty eyes. He picked one of them. He said, “It’s prettier than the right one. It’s more slanted.” So from there on, Bille [Woodruff, the top video producer who directed TLC’s “Waterfalls” video] was teasing me and calling me “Left Eye” and it kind of stuck. I never told anybody who that guy was.
Who was it?
Micheal Bivins [of New Edition].