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Michelle Williams made a cameo in the video for Beyonce’s “Superpower,” but she found some of the other songs on the album a bit more revealing than expected.
“I was telling someone on the way here how I was laughing,” she told US Weekly at the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Music Event on Jan. 22.
“I don’t know if it’s laughter of shyness or embarrassment because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things, and I’m like, ‘That’s private girl,’” she went on. “We aren’t supposed to know all that. But she is married and has produced a baby, and we know what you have to do to produce a baby so, okay!”
Read more on Michelle Williams’ reaction at BlackVoices.com
Letoya Luckett is winning and we love it!
While promoting her VH1 show “Single Ladies,” the Destiny Child’s alum made an appearance on Wendy William’s talk show and of course the outspoken host put her in the hot seat ASAP. While Letoya dished on details of her new look and revamping her career, Wendy wasted no time getting into the nitty gritty, asking Letoya about her current relationship status and the last time she got some. Check out what she said.
Her New Look
You know what, my team had an intervention with me. Because I was so comfortable in my swoop bang. They called me ‘Swoop Bang Gang’…for the ladies out there. I’ve been wearing this since I was a kid. I knew it was time, I just didn’t know which direction to go in. I didn’t know if I wanted to cut it, I didn’t know if I wanted to color it a different color. I didn’t know they were going to go for both so…yeah.
Her Relationship Status
Ok, here’s the deal Wendy. You know what, I’m going to let you guys in on something. I don’t really like to date. I’m very to myself. I can be very picky but at the same time I can be very patient with waiting on God and who ever he has for me. I will wait on that. I stay doing things in my career and try to grow in my career. I think a lot of times as women we feel pressure from our parents, our friends, we see our friends get married. I’m in my 30s.
The last time she had sex
Well, that was personal. It’s been a while…way too long.
To see more of Letoya’s segment on Wendy, check out the video below.
Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul but apparently the Beyhive gives zero f**ks!
Beyonce’s loyal — and cutthroat! — fan base recently went in on Twitter after the “Respect” singer announced plans to remake “Bootylicious” on an upcoming cover album.
“It’s a concept CD,” Franklin told Billboard. “They’re records that, musically, I respected and that I liked a lot and that I would love to have one go-’round with. I aspire for musical excellence. I have very high standards where music is concerned, and I’m looking for something I haven’t done, something that you haven’t heard and something just absolutely smashing.”
Read more on how the BeyHive reacted to Aretha Franklin at HelloBeautiful.com
Remember back in the day when everybody thought Beyonce was a b-i-t-c-h because she just so happened to sing the lead vocals on every single Destiny’s Child song, was always front and center in their videos and photo shoots, and supposedly kicked LaTavia and Letoya out the group? Oh yeah, we see where that perception came from. Well now there just may be soft proof that Baddie Bey does have a little mean girl in her.
We’re sure you’ve at least seen the title for the Beyonce shade vine that’s been floating around your social media timelines in the last 24 hours, but if you haven’t watched it yet please do so. In the 15-second clip of pure comedy, Kelly Rowland introduces herself as the second lead vocalist in the group and then three things happen: Latavia, Beyonce and Letoya shoot her a look that says “bish please,” Bey gives one of the shadiest “chick you tried it” coughs ever heard to man (read: everyone knows there’s only one lead singer in this group and I am it), and then she gives one of those sinister head nods that says “Ima fix this ish.”
I assume somewhere along the lines, Daddy Knowles swooped in and told Kelly don’t you evah…evah, evah, evah, ehvah again call yourself one of the lead vocalists in DC in a public interview again, but since 15 seconds is all we got, we’re just sort of making up the aftermath. Dirty Laundry anyone?
LaTavia Roberson Talks Joining ‘R&B Divas ATL’ And Why Her Tell-All Memoir Is Actually A Love Letter
Those who grew up during the ‘90s, remember the original members of Destiny’s Child — Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland , LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. Together, the ladies made hits that makes us all nostalgic about our teen years, but all of that stopped after LeToya and Latavia wrote a letter seeking new management. Afterward, they were removed from the group without notification, making the Destiny’s Child split the most public group break-up of the time, especially with the interviews, rumors, and subliminal songs being exchanged.
Years later, the air has cleared and all the ladies have found their own way through solo projects and, of course, womanhood. Latavia, particularly, is a new mommy to baby girl Lyric, an aspiring actress, and soon-to-be reality TV star as she’s set to join the next season of R&B Divas Atlanta. During our interview with the original Destiny’s Child veteran she talked to us about all these things and why the R&B group’s breakup became a rebirth for her.
How did your life change after Destiny’s Child?
“I went home to Houston to do some soul searching and get my mind right. I also had a lot of personal things going on: my grandparents were sick and my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I needed to get out of the limelight and get my family life situated. Since then, my mother is in remission and I now have the capacity to freely work again.”
What has motherhood taught you so far about life?
“Motherhood has taught me there are no limits to what you won’t do for your child. It has also taught me about love; I thought I knew how to love before, but after holding her for the first time I was at a lost for words. Her birth has brought me so much joy and I am embracing the ups and the downs, the poops and the cries that come with having a child.”
Why did you decide to join R&B Divas Atlanta?
“It was something that came across my desk and I took the opportunity. Also, one of my best friends, Meelah Williams from 702, joined as well. I felt it was the right time and I believed I have nothing to lose by joining the cast.”
How will your experience from Destiny’s Child help you while you’re on R&B Divas Atlanta?
“I was younger when I was in Destiny’s Child so I didn’t know how to deal with certain things but now I’m an adult and when dealing with women, the main focus is about sisterhood. And that is what I am embracing now.”
What should fans expect to see from you on R&B Divas Atlanta?
“Fans should expect to see the real me. I am really giving myself and who I am. I will not be any different from how I am in life. I plan to show how black women can work together too. There will be new music from me as well, I am writing a few projects but my main focus lately has been my acting career. I have been auditioning; I have a play I am doing this month. I love being dramatic and I believe I can do comedy. That’s why I love acting because it helps push your boundaries.”
Can you relate to Kelly’s “Dirty Laundry”?
“I heard the song and I felt Kelly was very brave to release it. I don’t think it’s as bad as people made it seem. I personally think Kelly was just venting and her way to vent is through her music. People have asked me ‘Do you think she is dissing Beyonce?’ and I’m like ‘Oh gosh, no!’. So I definitely don’t think the song is about their relationship. But I definitely can relate to the song, for sure.”
Are you still in the process of writing a tell-all memoir about Destiny’s Child?
“I’m writing a memoir and tell-all about my life, in general. But it will definitely be a tell-all about everything. Readers should expect to read about everything from my time in Destiny’s Child to my life afterward. I have added more to the book since the birth of my daughter. Let’s not call it a tell-all, it’s a love letter. I think it is time to share my story and be transparent.”
If you had the opportunity to tour with the original member s of Destiny’s Child, would you?
“It is always something I would be open to doing because I love those girls to pieces.”
If you’ve been wondering what LaTavia Roberson has been up to since her Destiny’s Child days, you’ll be able to find out once her upcoming tell-all is released. We first discussed LaTavia’s new memoir back in March of this year. So far, a title has yet to be unveiled, but the new mom recently opened up to Sister 2 Sister about what fans can expect when it’s finally released.
“My book is basically my love letter to everybody who has wondered where I’ve been and what I’ve been going through,” said the former Destiny’s Child singer.
She adds that she hopes the memoir will help to clear up a lot of false information that has been floating around since she left the group.
“I’ve heard things about me and I’ve heard rumors about myself,” she said.
“I do not mind being someone who will open up my life to any fans that I have about where I’ve really been. I’d rather they get it from the horse’s mouth,”she continued.
As for whether or not she’ll discuss the drama surrounding her departure from Destiny’s Child, LaTavia says absolutely.
“I’ll definitely talk about my experiences in Destiny’s Child and everything that happened in my life thereafter. I’ve been through some serious things. It’s a testimony.”
Read LaTavia’s full interview in the December issue of Sister 2 Sister. Are you interested in reading her book?
From Hello Beautiful
Long before Beyonce was the superstar we know today, she was the lead singer of Destiny’s Child and the opening act for one of the best-selling female groups of all time, TLC.
T-Boz, Left Eye and Chili invited the Houston-based girl group to perform on their 1999 world tour, and Beyonce said that was one of the best moments of her life.
In an interview with The Grio to promote their new VH1 biopic, the ladies of TLC recalled the day Beyonce personally thanked them for, what she described as, a life-changing experience.
“We were backstage [before a 2011 performance on “American Idol”} and she walked up to us and was thanking us, and we had never heard that from her before and it was really nice,” Chilli said.
“Her exact words were: ‘Thank you so much, those were some of the best times of my life,” T-Boz added. “Thank you for letting us open up for y’all because that was the best time… one of the best times of my life.’”
“That was so sweet,” Chili said before T-Boz chimed back in: “That was amazing!”
Read more at HelloBeautiful.com
Although they may have started out as a cohesive group, fame, fortune and/or conflict drove a wedge within these musical acts and they were forced to carry on the torch after losing a member.
Boys II Men
Four young men in matching sweater vests and striped ties from the city of brotherly love emerged on the music scene bringing back that old Motown sound of acapella harmonies and emotional ballads in the ’90s. Co-signed by New Edition’s Michael Bivins, Boyz II Men dominated the R&B airwaves with their hits “I’ll make Love To You,” “Water Runs Dry” and “End of The Road,” which stayed at the number one spot on the Billboard charts for 13 straight weeks, breaking the record previously held by Elvis Presley. Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockton, Wanya Morris and Michael McCary would record six albums together until McCary left the group in 2003 due to his battle with scoliosis. After a brief hiatus, the three remaining members re-emerged on an independent label and continued to release more music but never reached their previous height of success. McCary tried to rejoin the group in 2011 for their 20th anniversary but negotiations broke down. Boyz II Men went on the road with boy bands New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees as part of The Package Tour in 2013.
‘I Don’t Want It To Turn Into A Train Wreck:’ Michelle Williams Talks Expectations For New Reality Show
Back in February we told you that former Destiny’s Child singer, Michelle Williams, was preparing to star in her very own reality show, which was said to revolve around she and her sisters. The 33-year-old Illinois native recently chatted it up with The Jasmine Brand regarding the new series.
As to be expected, Michelle revealed that she doesn’t want her show to feature a lot of conflict and drama just for the sake of drumming up ratings.
“I just want it to be right with me and my sisters. I don’t want it to – of course we have to show conflict for ratings and drama but I don’t want it to turn into a train-wreck. Because at the end of the day, I still have a life and career to have after this and I just want it to be right. I know that it will but it’s just about the right network at the right time.”
She went on to say that the initial announcements regarding the series were a bit premature.
“It was almost like an accident and I’m really trying to – I think the announcement was a little premature, actually. “
The “Fire” singer also expressed why she believes her show will be different from other docuseries.
“The thing about the show was that I wanted to let people get to kind of know me a little bit because I know people don’t know. They’re like, ‘We know Michelle Williams, she has long hair – Oh she’s funny?! Oh! I didn’t even know she’s funny! Oh, cool!’ So just to even see them interact with people in my hometown and my family because when I got into the group ‘Destiny’s Child’, it was a moving train. So we didn’t have time to say, ‘Okay, everybody this is who she is.’ It was kind of like, ‘I’m a team player, let’s go!’”
Michelle added that she missed out on a lot of important family moments while out chasing her dreams.
“Just to show myself, interact with my family and another thing about that is that I’ve missed thirteen years of my sister’s life. I’ve missed births, I’ve missed birthday parties and they said something to me that really made me want to do it when they said, ‘T’ – my first name’s Tenitra so they called me ‘T’. They like, ‘T, we miss you.’ And that hurt my heart that people don’t realize when you get into the business like this, you sacrifice family and all those. I can cry now thinking about like, ‘They miss me. They’ve got my back.’ but they don’t get to see me all the time.”
Could you see yourself tuning in for a reality series starring Michelle?
Back in March we told you the ex-Destiny’s Child member, LaTavia Roberson, was gearing up to star in her very own reality show. The 31-year-old Houston native recently opened up chatted with Sister 2 Sister about the storyline of her new series and why it’s so different from TV One’s R&B Divas.
“I’m in preproduction for my own reality show that I’m a producer for as well,” the new mom revealed.
“The premise is me and a couple of my friends that have been in girl groups before. We’re all on a show together and it’s about our lives and us making our climb back to where we need to be in our lives.”
She went on to reveal why she believes her show is a lot different from R&B Divas.
“I wouldn’t compare it to ‘R&B Divas’ because we all have known each other for years. We didn’t just meet on our show, but I’m definitely excited about the direction that the show has taken.”
The soon-to-be reality star also gushed about her baby girl, Lyric.
“It’s been very rewarding to me. It’s been a wonderful experience. The whole thing has just been great for me.”
“[Bonding] hasn’t been an issue for me at all. There was a point in time that I was threatening a miscarriage. Once I first saw and heard her heartbeat, which was the deciding factor of whether I was going to be able to have my baby, I was instantly in love.”