If you watched BET’s original series, “Chasing Destiny,” then you saw the emotional, arduous and heartwarming process of Kelly Rowland selecting five girls to make up a new girl group that was eventually named June’s Diary.
It was entertaining watching Rowland select the girls who would become a part of the group. And after the bond the five winners and Rowland seemed to share, I assumed that we’d be hearing a lot more from them—all six of them.
But honestly, from the time they won the competition, we haven’t seen Rowland interact with them too much. In fact, we haven’t seen her interact with them at all. Given how hands-on she was during the show, it was a bit alarming. But more than anything, it just made us wonder what happened?
We may never get a clear answer on that but in a recent interview with Terrell, Kristal Lyndriette, Ashly Williams, Brienna DeVlugt, Shyann Roberts and Gabrielle Carreiro shared that they two were disappointed by Rowland’s lack of involvement and they offered a theory as to why they believed she wasn’t as invested after the show.
Terrell: Is Kelly still heavily involved?
“No [she’s not involved.] She kinda wanted to take on a thing of her own. Kelly was trying to put out music prior and I think ‘Chasing Destiny’ really gave her the confidence to just go out there and do it again, work on a album and work on her project. But, you know, it gave us wings, and we were like, ‘alright, Kelly’s not here, so we gotta figure this out.’
Terrell: Were you expecting her to be more involved?
Yes. But it didn’t work out that way. But, I think it worked out for us with our creativity and our bonding and us figuring each other out and really having to gel together and get it together. So, even though we did want her to be more involved, we love her and wish her the best in what ever her endeavors are. We started with her. Without her we wouldn’t be here. It’s literally like college. You send your kids off to college, you got to let them grow up and do their own thing. And we appreciate her.”
You can watch the full interview with the ladies in the video below.