N.I.N.A. is the alter-ego of deceased TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
After numerous talks with Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, Lopes severed her solo deal with Arista–remained contracted with the label as a member of TLC–and signed with Knight's Tha Row Records, intending to record a second solo album under the pseudonym N.I.N.A. (New Identity Not Applicable). The project was to include several songs recorded by and with Ray J.