"I felt like an outcast. It used to be the three of us being very silly, and then it was just the two of them being silly. I didn't feel silly anymore." (on her falling-out with her TLC bandmates)
There's a thin line between genius and insanity - and I always get labelled as being the crazy one
I have always been a very spiritual woman, I think we all have different heavens. Mine will probably be me re-living my life over -Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes on death.
[about Tupac Shakur] No, we never slept together. That was one of the first things he told me. He said, "Don't ever let me sleep with you. I don't care what I say, I don't care how. I don't care what I do, just don't let it happen". So I stuck by that because I didn't want to mess anything up.
[on her short-lived experience in jail while awaiting relocation to detox] I just felt uncomfortable. I wasn't really scared until I started walking down the hall. I started to think, "What if a girl tries to rape me, or what if someone tries to bully me because I'm Left Eye." That kind of stuff was running through my head. But as soon as I turned the corner and all the girls saw me, they started cheering. They were like, "Whoooo! Left Eye! Left Eye!" So I started pimping, like, "Yeah! What's up?" First I was walking like I was scared, but when they started yelling and screaming my name, I stood upright and I felt confident. Like okay, I'm not gone have to worry about that stuff I was just thinking about. I was like, "All right!" The whole time I was there I was just cool. I didn't have a problem with nobody and nobody had a problem with me. I wasn't like stuck in a corner crying like, "What am I going to do?" As soon as I got there, I joined in the card game. There were people who were excited. They were calling their family. They were like, "Left Eye, can you say hi to my little nephew?" I was like, "Sure, whatever, no problem."
It was a little weird being in the presence of Tupac, and we're very similar. Similar to the point where we almost clashed, we're both Geminis and it was almost like four people being in the room.
[on Tupac Shakur]: I got a chance to go to his house a few months before he passed on and um, it was weird, it was a very weird experience because everything that was in my cabinets was in his cabinets. Down to the seasonings in the kitchen, the types of food that we ate, the pot set, the chairs that we sat in. I look at the way that his life was and I don't know, I see a lot of that in me.
The only thing I've ever wanted to do was to help people, because there are a lot of sick people in the world, a lot of people who are struggling and suffering and they're just not happy. And I used to be one of those people, and I used to wish that my life would end, you know. If I was 20 I'd say 'Oh I can't stand to...I don't know if I'm going to live to be another 20 years, I can't take another 20 years of what I've been through'. And my mom would look at me and say 'Oh I'm so sad to hear you say that, and if you don't know what it feels like to be happy, you don't know what you don't know'. It's like there's no hope. But it doesn't really have to be that way. I just want to make music and I want to do a lot of things that are really going to inspire people, and improve the quality of their lives.