Destiny’s Child Interview
Issue: Feb. 2001
Story Headline: Divas Live!
Background: After the split of two members from the Grammy-winning girl group, and a couple replacements and rearrangements, Destiny’s Child had finally found that perfect fit. Through all the drama, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and newbie Michelle Williams set out to prove to the world that they were survivors. In arguably one of Bey’s most candid interviews to date, she, alongside her bootylicious band mates, opened up about their issues with the former members, completely calling them out. With multi-platinum albums and singles that acted as soundtracks to the lives of strong, successful women, they had room to do so and VIBE was lucky enough to catch it all in action.
Article Excerpt: “LeToya was like tone deaf," Beyoncé says. "She wasn't even originally a singer‹she was a rapper," Kelly adds. "They lost focus," Beyoncé says. "They didn't want to do interviews, rehearse, or take voice lessons. Anybody that met us could see that me and Kelly were one group and they were another. It was obvious.”