Get To The Bottom Of It: Coko Explains Why She And Taj Haven’t Been Close In 20 Years

January 29, 2014  |  

If you’ve seen the first episode of “SWV Reunited,” you know that the ladies are not as close as they appeared to be back in the day. When Coko has a breast cancer scare, she doesn’t tell her other group members, saying she’s particular about the information she shares with certain people.

Well…that speaks volumes.

You have to remember blogs and the obsessive celeb culture we know today didn’t exist back in the ’90’s when SWV broke up, so if the group members didn’t speak on the controversy themselves, we didn’t have to know about it. But some snide comments and lack of communication on the first episode exposed a lingering tension between Coko and the other ladies, specifically Taj.

In the next episode, we finally get down to the nitty gritty and find out why Coko has held a grudge for over 20 years.

See what the two discussed in a therapy-like session from the next episode.

You can watch this episode of “SWV Reunited” on Thursday, January 1.

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  • me

    I’m not sure how I feel about Coko. Her and this “I sing gospel so I won’t do this or that” stance is annoying – especially since half of their songs were about being with somebody’s man. LOL … I mean I love them but come on – just sing the songs and make the fans feel good. More to the point is her whole gospel orientation should make it easy for her to not hold a petty twenty year old grudge. If it was that bad and you have had a wall up that long, why come back? I just don’t get folks …

  • crissyB

    This same issue happened to Whoopi Goldberg And Oprah Winfrey,sad,women even with money are very caddy…But they have since apologized to each other and are friends.but it took 15 yrs in their case.

  • Princess P.

    There is so much pain in the world. People are hurt and living with so much pain. If people would talk and feel free to convey their feelings. I hope they can work it out.

  • kiki j

    These girls are so immature. 40 is not the new 20. These are low self-esteem chicks who need to grow up, getting butt implants and stuff at 40 because they are keeping up with girls in their 20s as Taj said. Newsflash, yall not in your 20s so you can’t compete. They are not comfortable in their own skin and therapy for these chicks go way beyond their group name.

    • aokaokaokaoako

      She didn’t get implants. She just moved fat from one part of her body to another part.

      • kiki j

        Same thing still unsafe surgery to objectify herself.

    • positivebeatsnegative

      I disagree ..I don’t think they are insecure and trying to compete. Bottom line everyone is seeking some sort of physical and mental self improvement. They just took the easy way out for the physical aspect, Taj is doing it naturally.

      Coko obviously needs assistance in learning how to express what she’s feeling. She coming a Lelee and Taj like the are being deceptive towards her because she can sing; but she keeps secrets and treats them badly(talking aobut they are not my sisters o-O, you mean to tell me after 20-years you haven’t developed any type of bond with Taj and Lelee, that is strange to me)

      Also if she can make “hits” why hasn’t her solo career popped off I mean the woman has 3 albums out as a solo artist.

      • DeepThinker

        CoKo is very insecure and has trust issues that probably existed way before Taj and Lee Lee came along. I hope the show brings this out more maybe this will help a lot of other women that are experiencing this. I don’t know why but there seems to be a lot of this guarded behavior amongst black women particurly. I have a sister that behaves like CoKo and at this point I have given up trying to have a friendship with her, because I feel like I am in a competition. It’s exhausting.

    • DeepThinker

      I try not to go in too hard on SWV for the work being done. They are not the average 40 something women, they are re-entering an industry filled younger and other attractive women (who have also had work done). Unfortunately talent alone cannot sustain them in that market. Now a days your looks take you further than your ability to perform. I can understand the pressure they felt to to go under the knife.

  • aokaokaokaoako

    She didn’t say it but it’s like she’s hinting “Did you all(Taj and Lelee) want to fix our relationship because you truly love me or because you know my voice can sell records, and you all needed me just to make another hit.” I feel for her because I’m sure there were/are people in her life that only wanted to be in her circle because she’s “Coko”.

    S.N: I love the entire group but Coko I’m sure there is some kind of surgery to fix those bags. If you can get lipo., you can get those bags snatched.

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  • Kitty

    I don’t like Coco’s attitude… It’s a shame cause the girl was really talented. Her voice is unique, but obviously her personality overshadowed the talent.

  • JustBeingHonest

    Possible deflection of rejection…she took the hearsay and held it because it lined up with what she already believed about herself and why people want to be with her. It is deeper but may not have anything to do with actual events but her interpretation of others’ motives. Coco is a textbook hurt little girl hurting others. Counseling needs to stop being a dirty word in our community.

    • Princess P.

      Excellent comment. Very insightful and right on point.

      • Yvette


    • DeepThinker

      Bingo! A lot of this goes on amongst my family members. I am so tired of it. Lot of resentment is built by hearsay.

      • Yvette

        @deep thinker mine too! It is so exhausting and childish!

  • Yvette

    So Coko has held a grudge for 20 years because of what someone else told her TAJ said? She should have been squashed that. Hopefully, there is more to the story because if not…. really Coko? Wow. Just Wow!