Adrienne Bailon Apologizes To Naturi Naughton On “The Real”
Apparently, today is “The Real” day on MadameNoire. After Jeanne Mai, Adrienne Bailon and Mo’Nique, the show recently tweeted that there would be a bit of a 3LW reunion. Well, a reunion between Adrienne and Naturi.
For those of you who weren’t are aren’t aware, the group broke up for several different reasons, mostly management issues, but the final nail in the coffin was an argument between Michelle Williams’ (Kiely’s mom), Adrienne Bailon and Kiely herself.
In an interview with MTV, Naughton said,
“There was an argument between me and Michelle [Williams],” referring to the group’s manager, who is also member Kiely Williams’ mother. “And Kiely and Adrienne [Bailon, the group’s third member,] are cursing me out, and before I know it, Kiely throws her plate of food all in my face — mashed potatoes, macaroni all in my hair, down my clothes, messing up my [hair]do! Nobody has the right to hit me. That’s not what I’m here for, … to be physically abused. So I said, ‘Get me a flight back to Newark, New Jersey,’ and they wouldn’t even help me get a ticket”
Naturi felt like her group members, who she was once very close to, were being pushed and pressured by management to get rid of her.
“For a long time the girls of 3LW were tight — that wasn’t the problem. It was a push by management, who always had something about Naturi. They said, ‘We need to get her out, you guys would be better off.’ As if I’m bringing the group down and holding them back. All this stuff about how I don’t fit the Girl Can Mack image. But I think it’s crazy that they were trying to split up what was strong, what was successful. And they did it.”
Naturi and Adrienne have spoken privately about the way things went down between the group but now that Adrienne’s on “The Real,” they invited Naturi to come and hash things out.
Check out a clip from the episode that will air tomorrow below.
Adrienne Houghton: I think it’s crazy ‘cause when I look at you, I really think about my teen years. We literally grew up together in bunk beds in New Jersey.
Naturi Naughton: We did. We did.
Adrienne: And I thank God for the time that I got to actually talk to you a few years back, we had seen each other at an Us Weekly party.
Naturi: I remember that… it was like years ago.
Adrienne: See, years ago. And we sat down and we talked everything out. And I was able to apologize to you if ever, you know, there was a lot that went on in that time that now looking back it’s like we were so young and it was crazy.
Adrienne: And that I genuinely from the bottom of my heart never meant any harm towards you.
Naturi: Thank you.
Adrienne: And that I think you’re talented and beautiful.
Naturi: Thank you.
Adrienne: And yeah. No, we had that moment together, privately, you know.
Naturi: Yeah, no. It was… it was crazy ‘cause when you know, going through what I went through with the group, it wasn’t easy, it was a hard time. And everything with being a teenager and being criticized, I went through a time, where I didn’t really think I could make it. And I appreciate your apology because it’s just humility. And at it the end of the day, we have to love and support each other.
Naturi: It’s not an easy business and we have to uplift, particularly young girls.
Adrienne: And I think looking back, a lot of that was fear. There was so much fear put in us and just all around and that when we look back we were like…
Naturi: Oh girl, I know!
Naturi: They had me scared, they had you scared. But the truth is we were kids and you know, the adults in the situation you know, did what they did. But thank God I’m here.
Naturi: And we’re just you know, living life and moving forward.