Inside The Love Triangle Between Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Andre Rison, and Tupac Shakur

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison

Lifetime’s latest docuseries Hopelessly In Love chronicles the extreme relationships of a few of Hollywood’s most notorious {couples}. The first episode featured the love story of beloved TLC rapper, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes” and her NFL participant beau, Andre Rison. The two have been in an on-again-off-again relationship for over a decade however many viewers have been stunned to find that Lopes was additionally entangled with late rapper, Tupac Shakur, concurrently. 

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison
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Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes dated Andre Rison for over a decade however was shut associates with Tupac Shakur

Lopes and Shakur met at an trade occasion in 1991 and have become quick associates. They spent loads of time collectively each personally and professionally and associates of Lopes say that she was immediately attracted him. 

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Interesting sufficient, Rison met Shakur individually they usually grew to become associates earlier than Rison met and fell in love with Lopes. Rison has a music studio in his Atlanta mansion and gave Shakur entry to document at his dwelling studio. According to Rison, Shakur filmed a music video at his dwelling and lived with him for just a few months. 

Rison started relationship Lopes in 1992 after assembly in an Atlanta nightclub. Shakur was current that night with Rison however he and Lopes weren’t on talking phrases on the time as a consequence of having a falling out months earlier when he accused Lopes of being intimate together with his finest friend. 

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Lopes and Rison hit it off and their love story started. Their relationship was crammed with excessive highs and excessive lows. Of the lows, Lopes was arrested in 1995 after beginning a fireplace within the dwelling she and Rison shared. She was sentenced to a few months in a Georgia midway home and 5 years probation. 

Friends say Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was in love with each Andre Rison and Tupac Shakur

While Lopes was within the diversion middle, Rison was traded to the Cleveland Browns. He started to go to Lopes much less. According to shut associates, Rison’s absence took a toll on her. She felt that Rison deserted her.

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When she was launched, she and Shakur rekindled their friendship. Still, she remained in a relationship with Rison. Friends stated that although Lopes liked Rison, her emotions for Shakur grew. 

Shakur and Lopes have been each current on the 1996 Grammys the place her group, TLC, was nominated for 4 awards. Rison didn’t attend the award present with Lopes and in accordance with her finest friend, it was an intentional transfer on Lopes’ half to not have him there. But Rison confirmed up anyway. 

Rison and Shakur’s friendship was strained after Rison says Lopes lied in regards to the rapper choosing her up from the house she shared with Rison just a few years earlier. Hearing rumors of Lopes’ affinity in direction of Shakur made Rison wish to know whether or not or not something was occurring between the 2. When Lopes and Shakur have been each absent from a Grammy occasion, Rison says his emotions have been validated. 

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“I think Andre knew how Lisa felt about Pac and I think Andre knew that was his competition,” she Lopes finest friend, Trena Smith. “They had a staring connection, they knew what each other were thinking, they could finish each other’s sentences.”

Did Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Tupac Shakur ever date? 

Rison grew more and more suspicious of the connection between Shakur and Lopes however all of Lopes’ inside circle declare that the connection between Shakur and Lopes remained platonic. 

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“It was a strange love story because she and Pac never slept together and she and Andre were in a full-fledged relationship,” Smith stated. “Andre had her heart and Tupac had her soul.”

Smith stated issues have been confirmed much more when she observed that the decor in Shakur and Rison homes have been nearly similar. Lopes decorates each properties. 

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According to Lopes’ sister, Reign Lopes, Shakur informed Lopes once they first grew to become associates that they might by no means sleep collectively. She says it was a rule they abided by. Knight confirmed in a jailhouse interview that was aired on the documentary that the 2 liked one another however by no means have been sexually intimate. 

Lopes cousin, Tangi Foreman, believes that if given the prospect, Lopes would have wished one thing extra. “Lisa adored Tupac. If Tupac wanted to go there, she would have dated Tupac,” she stated. “She really reflected on who she wanted to be with when she got out of the diversion center.”  

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Even Rison believes that Lopes had emotions for each him and Tupac. “I think she was confused because she loved me but she also loved Tupac.”

Lopes and Rison have been engaged to be married however they by no means made it down the aisle. She died in a automobile accident in 2002.

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