During a visit to the “Good Moms, Bad Choices” podcast, the Houston native said being in the group took a toll on her confidence. Before she entered the group at age 11, she had been accustomed to singing lead in church and in a previous singing group she was a member of. Once she became a member of Destiny’s Child, she had to compromise and while doing that she lost her confidence.
“With a lot of partnerships, we lose ourselves to become one or we feel it’s going to make us cohesive or make the situation work out better,” Luckett said.
While in the group, she said she had to be flexible and “play her role” not knowing how that would change how she felt about herself.
“I didn’t feel like I couldn’t sing lead when I came out of [Destiny’s Child] because for so long I felt like I had sacrificed myself for the greater good,” the 41-year-old added.
Looking back, she reflected about what she would tell her younger self.
“What I would’ve told my younger self is to not lose myself even being a team player in that situation,” she said. “That I still matter. I still have a voice.”
She added that she would’ve told young Letoya not to “lose yourself” and that she still matters.
“Still remain confident in who God created you to be and the gift that He gave you,” she continued. “You don’t have to shrink yourself to be good at your role….I learned so much from that situation.”
The Preacher’s Kid star also spoke about her relationship with her former group members, saying that her departure didn’t ruin their lifelong friendship.
“It’s beautiful that after so many years the love is still there. Through everything we’ve been through people can assume that we hate each other and it didn’t work out and blah blah blah but we were friends first.”
Listen to the episode below.