Should TLC Tour with Hologram 'Left Eye' Lopes?
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
November 06, 2012
Though original TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in 2002 in a car crash in Honduras, surviving members Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins are considering still touring with her -- but this time, in hologram form.
The ladies are planning a new album and a reunion tour, where Chilli, 41, revealed that they were "definitely talking" about the possibility.
"The hologram is something we talked about and thought about years ago. Obviously timing is everything, but we're definitely talking about it," Chilli tells the U.K.'s Metro newspaper. "It will be hard on us, but I certainly think our fans would love to see it. I think we would probably pass out, and all of our fans would break down, but it's amazing how real the hologram looks. It's almost like you can touch the person."
Of course, this isn't the first time a star has been "resurrected" in hologram form. The Tupac Shakur hologram wowed audiences at Coachella in April, including his frequent former collaborator Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion).
"It was all in the spirit of love and bringing back the true spirit of one of the greatest hip-hop legends of all time," he told The Insider in April. "We visualize him but the music continues to live on and on, and it was beautiful that we [were] able to bring that back and let people experience that part of the show."
...Though something tells me that since Left Eye was part of a group, and not a solo act, it might not be received so well.
What do you think? Should the surviving members of TLC tour with Left Eye in hologram form, or should they let her image rest in peace?