Lifetime’s first episode of Hopelessly In Love took viewers on a journey of uncovering the intimate particulars of TLC rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and former NFL star Andre Rison’s relationship. Their union lasted over a decade and was a rollercoaster trip however Rison cherished Lopes till the very finish. Many had been surprised when the sequence revealed that Lopes was in a bizarre love triangle with Rison and Tupac Shakur, however much more surprised to search out out that Lopes additionally dated Shakur’s label head, Suge Knight.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes dated Andre Rison and had deep emotions for Tupac Shakur
Despite Lopes and Rison’s prolonged relationship, she spent a lot high quality time with Shakur, whom her associates say she was head over heels in love with. Though they by no means crossed the traces of friendship, Lopes’ circle say that she thought-about Shakur to be her soul mate.
According to the sequence, Lopes and Shakur met a 12 months earlier than she started courting Rison. They met at an business get together and immediately hit it off. Lopes’ sister, Reign Lopes, revealed int he documentary that Shakur made Lopes promise to by no means let him make any sexual advances in direction of her. She didn’t and their friendship remained platonic, although these closest to her declare that Lopes would have most well-liked for his or her relationship to progress into one thing extra.
“Lisa adored Tupac. If Tupac wanted to go there, she would have dated Tupac,” stated Lopes cousin Tangi Foreman. “She really reflected on who she wanted to be with when she got out of the diversion center.”
Ironically, Rison and Shakur had their very own friendship outdoors of Lopes. They met shortly after Lopes and Shakur when the rapper used Rison’s dwelling studio to file some tracks. Shakur additionally filmed a music video at Rison’s mansion and lived with him for just a few months. Rison didn’t know Lopes on the time nor that Shakur and Lopes had been associates.
Rison and Lopes met in 1992 and dated on and off for over ten years. The relationship between Shakur and Rison grew to become strained after he grew to become suspicious of Lopes’ emotions for Shakur.
“I think she was confused because she loved me and she loved Tupac,” Rison stated.
Still, Lopes and people closest to her insisted that Shakur and Lopes had been strictly associates however the love was deep.
Lopes’ finest friend, Trenae Smith, stated within the sequence, “Andre had her heart and Tupac had her soul.”
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes dated Suge Knight after she and Andre Rison break up
Shakur died in 1996 and Lopes and Rison continued courting, even getting engaged. They by no means made it down the aisle and Lopes referred to as off the marriage.
Rison stated that it was arduous for him to recover from emotions that Lopes and Shakur had been concerned, regardless of her insistence that they weren’t. On Lopes’ finish, her sister revealed that she couldn’t get previous the harm she skilled by the hands of Rison prior to now.
“Past infidelities and being controlling, Lisa didn’t want to deal with that again,” Reign defined. “She already saw my mom going through similar things so I personally think that’s why Lisa called off the engagement to Andre.”
Lopes centered on her profession after her break up from Rison. Feeling boxed in and stagnant with TLC, she went solo and signed to Death Row Records. In a wierd twist, she started courting Knight and moved in with him.
“The doorbell rings and I get up and open the door and they go these carts with all of her f***ing s**t,” Knight started. “She never went home. She showed up and never rolled out.”
Knight says he started spending extra private time with Lopes whereas they labored on her solo venture and issues ultimately turned romantic.
“Before it was any relationship before it was a sexual relationship, I had major love for her,” he stated. “But I knew Andre and we were cool and Pac was…still is…that’s my little brother. But uh…I cared about her.”
When Rison came upon, he thought-about the scenario to be “messy” as Lopes dated Rison and as soon as had emotions for Shakur. “I was done,” he declared.
The final time Rison noticed Lopes was in a membership in Atlanta. The two hadn’t seen or spoken to one another in months. Rison was within the VIP part of the membership. When his entourage requested if he was going to ask Lopes into his part and he declined, they had been shocked.
“It was the first time anyone had ever seen me deny her access to me,” he stated.
Sadly, Lopes died a short while later in a automobile crash a month shy of her 31st birthday. Rison referred to her as an angel in an interview following her loss of life. It’s unclear if she and Knight had been nonetheless courting on the time of her loss of life.