L-R: LeToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, LaTavia Roberson in August, 1998; Al Pereira/Michael Ochs ArchivesMathew Knowles is accusing two members of Jagged Edge of sexually harassing his daughter, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland, during a Destiny’s Child tour in the 90s.
Knowles, who at the time was managing Destiny’s Child and Jagged Edge, says the incident occurred when both groups were sharing the same tour bus.
“The girls are minors. Sixteen years old. The guys are 21, 22 years old. I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé, and I talk about this in the book in detail, saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members of Jagged Edge,” Knowles tells VladTV. “I couldn’t have that and I literally had to put the guys off the bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”
Knowles was referring to his new book, Destiny’s Child: The Untold Story. He didn’t name the two members who were allegedly harassing Beyoncé and Kelly, but Jagged Edge consists of identical twin lead singers Brandon and Brian Casey, along with Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo.
Knowles says that the harassment incident on the bus ignited problems with the other members of Destiny’s Child, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, who decided to sign as a duo with a separate manager. Knowles told them the group couldn’t exist with two different managers, and says the record label, Columbia Records, subsequently decided to fire them from Destiny’s Child.
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