Don't worry — she's still an independent woman! LaTavia Roberson was on top of the world from 1997 to 1999, as she was an original member of one of the greatest girl groups of all time, Destiny's Child. But in 2000, she received a massive shock when she was kicked out of the group. And — not gonna lie — the way LaTavia learned she was no longer a part of the Beyoncé-led foursome was shady AF.
"I never left Destiny's Child. That is something that people say. But who would leave Destiny’s Child? That’s crazy! I was dismissed from the group," LaTavia told People last year.
"It was very difficult because of the way that I found out about it. I hate even talking about it, and it’s been 20 years — but it is what it is. We saw the 'Say My Name' video on TV, and that's how I found out I was no longer in the group," she explained.
"It was very difficult," LaTavia continued of the band break-up. "I'm pretty sure that it was difficult for all of us — because we were young. My issue was always with the management; it was never with the girls."
"It was almost like a bad divorce — you're no longer with your friends, people that you love so much. So that was hard in itself. And then being by myself at that time, when other aspects starting taking ahold of me. It lead me into a depression. And it wasn't pretty, like at all," she added.
So what's LaTavia been up to since leaving the band nearly 17 years ago? While LaTavia has tried her hand at reality TV, starring in R&B Divas: Atlanta, first and foremost, the singer is a full-time mom. The Houston, Texas native is now a mommy to 4-year-old daughter Lyric Richard, whom she shares with recording producer Don Vito.
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Despite all the drama that's gone on between her and DC, LaTavia doesn't seem to have that much bad blood. She even posted a throwback picture of the girl group as recently as November 2017.
"It's not like we speak all the time, but I was chatting with LeToya the day before yesterday," LaTavia said. "I've spoken to Kelly, and I saw Beyoncé; it's been years ago, but there's been nothing but love. "I had the opportunity to meet Michelle, I met Farrah, and, again, it was nothing but love."
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