Okay or not okay? Left Eye replaced by Japanese artist on ‘Waterfalls’

26 Jun

The death of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was one of the saddest “Celebrities I don’t know” deaths in my lifetime thus far. I distinctly remember how hurt  T-Boz and Chilli were when Left Eye passed, and a statement they made about their fallen sister being an integral part of the group that they would never try to replace, which is why I’m confused about the release of this “Waterfalls” remix.

Chilli (left) and T-Boz (right) with J-Pop singer Namie Amuro (center)

Chilli (left) and T-Boz (right) with J-Pop singer Namie Amuro (center)

According to Rolling Stone, Japanese R&B star Namie Amuro subs for Left Eye during the rap portion of the song of the updated version, and Left Eye’s family had no idea until a fan posted it online. Left Eye’s sister Reigndrop Lopes says she’s okay with a remix, as long as it isn’t released outside of Japan.

Left Eye definitely had a certain flavor that made the hit song what it was. Namie Amuro? Not so much. Check out the song, new arrangement and all,  below. Are you okay with the remix?

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