We’re Never Gonna Get It: En Vogue Announces They’ve Split Into Two Groups

July 27, 2012  |  

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.

Thank you,

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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