Arista Records has confirmed that TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes has been missing for a week, but says the group's camp is confident that the singer will turn up safe.
The label was responding to a report in Thursday's "New York Post" that said Lopes was last seen on August 31, and that friends and family were beginning to worry."We are confident that she will turn up soon and make a grand entrance," Arista spokesperson Matt Shelton told MTV News on Thursday. Shelton was quoted by the "Post" as saying that TLC's camp was "very worried." Shelton also confirmed to MTV News that Lopes missed a scheduled press conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, which sparked questions about the singer's whereabouts. The Arista rep noted that Lopes is believed to be off with her current boyfriend, and he confirmed that no one has spoken to the couple in the last week.
The members of TLC have been taking a break from the group in recent months, as each focuses on individual
projects. For Lopes, that means a solo album that the singer has said she hopes to have in stores early next year (see "'Left Eye' Says Solo LP To Focus On 'Self'").
Left Eye did not join Chilli at the wedding of their TLC-mate T-Boz late last month (see "T-Boz, Mack 10 Wed As Chilli, Ice Cube Look On").