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TLC's Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins Addresses Rumors of 'Left Eye' Hologram (VIDEO)

02/08/2013 04:55 pm ET

Fans of Tupac Shakur went wild last year when a hologram of the late rapper appeared on stage at Coachella. Now, many are hoping that another late singer -- R&B group TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes -- will be resurrected on stage sometime soon.

On HuffPost Live Tuesday, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins addressed rumors that she and Rozonda "Chili" Thomas would perform with a hologram Lopes on their upcoming tour. The duo announced last November that they're working on their first album since the 2002 death of Lopes and also planning an upcoming tour.

"We're trying to work that out to see if we can really deal with that," Watkins said. "You have to stand next to that person and you know she's not here, and that's really emotional."

Watkins told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski that the group was actually in talks to create a Lopes hologram long before the Tupac version made its debut. But she said they determined it was just too expensive at the time, and also too emotional. Watkins said as a friend of Tupac's, she found it uncomfortable to see his hologram.

"It's easy for people on the outside to say, 'that would be dope,'" she said. "Yeah you know, with the electronics and all that technology, yeah it is, but emotionally I don't know."

Previous performances have featured Lopes on a large screen and Watkins said she's just recently gotten to the point where she can look over at it while on stage.

"It's bittersweet because the fans are like, 'Okay, we're rocking with them still,'" Waktins said. "They know she's not there so you see people crying and laughing, but at the end of the day they still love it, so if it's not broke, don't fix it, and we're going to go do it again."

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