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Do you remember that scene from the bio flick about Motown musical act The Temptations where there were like three sets of “Temptations” touring at one time? Well, that won’t be happening with En Vogue anymore.
Last summer the ladies had a falling out, which resulted in Maxine Jones chucking the deuces to Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis, joining former group member Dawn Robinson in another version of the singing ensemble bearing the same name. Not long after, Maxine took to her Twitter page, calling Cindy and Terry “evil” and dropping the bomb that the ladies were suing her.
“Yup Terry n Cindy r evil! They took over the LLC n bank acct, forced me out, gave my gigs 2 that chick LOL, and SUING #ME!” Maxine tweeted.
“Real arrogant b*tc*es drunk with power lol! My lawyer and I look forward 2 court! We’re gonna catch it on our reality show 2 lol,” she continued.
Dawn also chimed in, assuring her girl that “justice” would be served. It seems that Dawn and Maxine didn’t get the outcome that they may have been hoping for though. A judge recently ruled that Dawn and Maxine can no longer perform or book gigs under the name En Vogue, granting use of the name exclusively to Cindy and Terry, reports TMZ.
Cindy and Terry also sued Dawn and Maxine for $1million for touring under the En Vogue name. This, however, was not honored, as the ladies could not prove that any harm was done to their LLC as a result of Dawn and Maxine’s use.
There’s a chance we’ll get to see some of the legal action, as Dawn is still in the process of filming R&B Divas: LA.
Just Gimme The Light: 9 Popular Boy Band Or Girl Group Members We Thought Were Going To Be The Big Solo Stars
I can’t imagine being in anybody’s group. Too many egos, too much money to be spread out, too much time spent with too many people. But the people on this list all have been in some of our favorite groups over the years, and they played their part. Smiling and waving and then eventually finding themselves going from being in the group to being out (sometimes after messy quarrels). In the end, we thought all these people should have or would have been the ones shining the most from their respective groups after parting from their band mates because of their talents, but eh…not so much. Most have still had enough success to be happy about, while others are still trying to be taken seriously as they go it alone.
Making it in the music industry as a solo artist is hard enough but when there are two or more people in a group, tensions are bound to arise because mo’ money plus mo’ people equal mo’ problems. Although they made beautiful music together, these 15 popular rap and R&B groups just couldn’t set aside their differences in the long run.
Afrocentric alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development became very popular in the early 90′s. Founded by Speech and his former best friend, DJ Headliner, along with Dionne Farris and spiritual leader Baba Oje, they are best known for their song “Everyday People.” In 1993 the group won Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance. They were also tapped by Spike Lee to record a song for his “Malcolm X” biopic that same year. However, Arrested Development never eclipsed the success they had with their debut album. Their sophomore album was panned by critics and shortly after that the group broke up due to “creative differences.” The band patched things up four years later but things were never the same as they struggled to reclaim their popularity in the U.S. Today, the group continues to tour internationally and released their 10th album in 2012.
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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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En Vogue has been unsuccessfully attempting to stage a comeback for years. It’s hard to get back to their previous status in the industry though when the group is plagued with so much infighting.
Of course, the latest drama begins with Dawn Robinson. The on-again, off-again member of En Vogue took to Twitter to let fans know she is done with the group once again and taking Maxine Jones with her.
Dawn left the legendary group in 1997 amid arguments, nasty attitudes, and disagreements over money and En Vogue struggled to replace her. In 2010, the group reunited with all four original members for a 20th anniversary tour and album. Dawn reportedly left the group in 2011, but seemed to be back and ready to tour with the group this year — until now.
After her initial Twitter announcement, Cindi and Terry, the remaining two members responded:
“Dear EnVogue fans,
In regards to the recent twitter and face book posts alleging that Terry and Cindy have replaced Maxine Jones with Rhona, we would like to respond. Terry and Cindy are not replacing Maxine Jones. We have however asked Rhona to fill in temporarily so that we can continue to bring live shows to our fans. Thus far, Rhona has only done three shows with us since June 2012. The group has always added someone whenever a member has been unable or unwilling to perform or has left the group. Terry and I have not kicked Maxine out of the group. There are always two sides to a story and many internal facts that you the fans aren’t hearing about. In an effort to not air dirty laundry, or appear to point the finger at anyone, we respectfully choose to remain silent on the internal issues. We appreciate you the fans continuing to support Envogue individually, and as a whole.
Cindy and Terry
Is it weird that they didn’t mention Dawn in the statement?
En Vogue was one of the most popular and successful singing groups of all time, but it’s unlikely that they will ever get back to what they were. Now, they’re going to have two En Vogue groups? That’s a disaster in the making. Maybe it’s better to just be done while their reputation is still somewhat in tact instead of struggling to hold on while tainting their legacy with all of this back and forth.
As for Dawn, she may be better off trying to jumpstart her solo career again rather than attempting to form En Vogue 2.0. After En Vogue and Lucy Pearl, you’d think she would be over the singing group thing. It’s not a successful model anymore in general and definitely not for her in particular.
What do you think of En Vogue? Would you like to see them reconcile?
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