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LaTavia Roberson talks past abuse and Destiny’s Child on the Wendy Show

LaTavia Roberson and Wendy Williams
LaTavia Roberson and Wendy Williams
photo courtesy of @iamlatavia via Instagram

On the May 5 episode of the 'Wendy Williams Show' former ‘Destiny’s Child’ group member LaTavia Roberson shared details of her rocky past. Roberson talked about her experience with child abuse, substance abuse to the reason behind her departure from the once popular girl group.

Many ‘Destiny’s Child’ fans were left wondering about the members that were dropped from the singing group. Speculations continue to circulate surrounding Roberson and Latoya Luckett’s departure, from feuds to favoritism everyone was left speculating.

Roberson openly shared her experience as a member of one of the girl group. Roberson claims her departure was the result of her written request for new personal management while in the group. According to Roberson Matthew Knowles was the group’s manager as well as managing the ladies individually. “I wanted my own manager to work with [Knowles] not replace him”, the singer expressed.

Roberson was soon replaced following her request and was not formerly or professionally notified. Roberson realized she had been replaced after new member Farrah Franklin appeared in the video for popular song “Say My Name” in her stead.

Since being replaced in ‘Destiny’s Child’ Roberson claims she suffered from issues with substance abuse. Roberson shared that since leaving the group she was left with time and found herself “in my own head”, she shared, which lead to past issues resurfacing including being abused as a child.

Roberson shared that she is in the process of writing her memoir which will reveal the details of her experience as a member of ‘Destiny’s Child’ as well as her past experiences. Roberson expressed that she is ready to share all as it pertains to her life.

Roberson says that there is no bad blood between her and the other members of ‘Destiny’s Child’. She claims she recently spoke with the ladies and is focused on her life and new opportunities.

Roberson is now a part of the cast of the hit reality show ‘R&B Divas: Atlanta’. Roberson has one child under the age of one with a music producer she chose not to name.