Prince Williams/FilmmagicFormer Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson tells Billboard that there were “things I never thought I’d deal with” after being “dismissed” from the group, like substance abuse and molestation.
But now she’s ready to talk about all that and more on the small screen with a brand new docu-series.
The 35-year-old says her show will cover “a lot of public speaking and philanthropy work around Atlanta.”
“I speak to a lot of single mothers and people that want to be business owners. There aren’t a lot of things that I’ve not gone through that some people would never think I’ve gone through. I only speak through my experiences,” she adds.
LaTavia also says that the series will feature her family and that she would “definitely reach out” to other former Destiny’s Child member LaToya Luckett, as well as 702 singer Meela Williams and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, Cheryl “Coko” Gamble and Tamar “Taj” Johnson of R&B group SWV and possibly even Wyclef Jean.
“I just ran into Wyclef Jean maybe three or four months ago,” she says.
“You never know. You have to reach out to people and see,” she explains. “A lot of these people weren’t around during the downtime of my life, so I really need people to talk about the grit and ugly part of my life. It has to be authentic.”
As for her time in Destiny’s Child, LaTavia says that even though being let go from the group was “like a horrible breakup of a marriage or serious relationship,” what happened was both “a gift and a curse.”
“We played together, we laughed together and we cried together,” she adds. “I’m grateful to be a part of the legacy.”
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