As someone who certainly came of age under the regime of Destiny’s Child (the original) it was very sad to see the members go through their “Supremes” moment. Recalling how this was the newest successful female group of young women to hit the scene since the days of TLC who also had their part in music world domination. DC did their thing and to split over the very things that you worked so hard to achieve had to be a bitter irony.
Former member Letoya Luckett who at the time appeared to have gotten the short end of the stick only to re-emerge years later in her own vibrant lane is now opening up about the actual group break up. People often say that when you’re in a music group it’s similar to being in a marriage. Based on Latoya’s accounts you can definitely see that appears to be the exact case. Latoya was invited to write an exclusive blog for HoneyMag.com where she discusses many highlights and touched on the actual break-up with Destiny’s Child. On the break-up with Destiny’s Child she writes:
I wasn’t upset about losing a chance to go to the Grammy’s or any celebrity perks. It was the loss of the friendship that was difficult. That was the hardest part of the separation. These girls [Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson] were my friends from elementary school. We went to church together, we hung out together.
To go from that to sitting across from each other in a courtroom and going through all that law stuff, was just crazy. You just kind of look at each other differently. That’s when I realized that the friendship had died. Figuring out how we were going to split assets and profits and all of that felt like a divorce.
God is so amazing. Recently, I ran into Kelly and we got to catch up briefly. It was one of those things where you never know how the other person is going to react. But it was relaxed. I think we’ve both gotten to the age where it’s like, Girl please! She even hit me up the other day to let me know she was traveling. I would love to have a close friendship again, but that’s on God’s time.