We learned, via Twitter of course, that En Vogue has been going through some thangs lately, with the popular ’90s group splitting into two parts: Dawn and Maxine on one side and Terry and Cindi on the other. It was sort of clear from the tweets what part of the issue was — Maxine being kicked out/replaced and suing the remaining group members— but she and Dawn still sat down with Access Hollywood to give them the full story — from their point of view at least.
Though Maxine just left En Vogue this year, Dawn peaced out on the group several years ago due to issues with the member’s contracts. She claims they were only receiving 2 cents per album sale and couldn’t even buy a house, despite being multi-platinum artists. When it came time to sign a new deal for the next album she thought it was insane that their pay didn’t increase with their success and they weren’t able to negotiate the contract, though she claims Terry was dating one of the producers which is why she and Cindi were down to sign the deal. Maxine says she only stayed because music was her livelihood but once she was replaced she had no choice but to leave. Now the pair has started a new group, or duo I should say, known as the Heirs and Maxine had this message for her old girls.
“You’re not the whole group. You’re not En Vogue, You’re half of us. We’re the other half and I feel like we’re the strongest.”
Well, OK then. Check out the short interview in the clips below. Do you think they need to let this go?
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