LaTavia Tells All: Talks Mathew, Beyonce And Her Time In Destiny’s Child

As one of the founding members of Destiny’s Child, LaTavia Roberson‘s dismissal from the group is just as ‘confused’ today as it was in the heat of the group’s first split.

Whether she was pushed or jumped remains to be seen, however- there is no denying the impact her leaving had on former manager Mathew Knowles‘ public image.

Indeed, despite the success he later went onto have with the group’s remaining members, he became Joe Jackson 2.0 in the eyes of the public-  accused of manipulating those around for him for his own personal gain.

Now, in an interview with our friends over at Kempire Radio, LaTavia opens up like never before, weighing in on Mathew, Beyonce and her short lived success in the group.

Her thoughts below…

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for the full interview- set for release by the week’s end.

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  1. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. April 9, 2012


  2. KAT DELUNA FAN April 9, 2012

    ..AGAIN 😕

  3. Mindset212 April 9, 2012

    This woman STILL hasnt let go of the past..Everyone else has except her.. its really sad.

  4. rob75 April 9, 2012


  5. QueenOfTheNavy April 9, 2012


    Mathew did you dirty in 99 and he did his own daughter dirty in 09, how ironic.

    Stealing money from your own daughters tour LOOl. The shame. Then again, maybe Beyonce knows how those poor songwriters feel when she steals their work and puts her name on it.


  6. Karen April 9, 2012

    LeToya was pregnant at the time and it was bad for the group. LaTavia sided with LeToya and they were both replaced.

  7. Tramaine Richardson April 9, 2012

    Latavia I am all for you but you must stop talking about this issue. This is in your past and stop referencing to it, MOVE ON! I mean it has been over 13 years since this incident occurred and you still are mouthing about. Make a note to yourself to stop doing press on issues that happen over 13 years ago and have press surrounding your current music situation. Don’t always be known as the girl that got dropped out of Destiny’s Child and that being the only reason press wants to interview you. Be the star “LATAVIA ROBERSON” with a #1 solo album and #1 single. If you would take as much time that you do that you do these stupid interviews you would have had a #1 album like Letoya by now. P.S fire your publicist because if you were a client of mine, I wouldn’t dare let you do low class work like this!

  8. KAT DELUNA FAN April 9, 2012

    B*tch do you have the Audit result to claim he stole something??
    Until TMZ leaked this s***,shut the f*** up

  9. JustMe April 9, 2012

    More power to her i wish this book would’ve come out about 11 years ago but whatever maybe she just needed closure on that point in her life hopefully this will bring and end to the destiny’s child saga for good.

  10. Lilkimisdone April 9, 2012

    thegreatlacefront suck a d*** b****!

  11. MISHKA April 9, 2012

    Gurl, your father didn’t quit his (well-paid) day job for your career when you were 9 years old so please leave Matthew and the Knowles alone.

    Matthew is not a saint, but neither are Kris Jenner or Benny Madina. If your manager is a saint, you’ll be out of that business is NO time.

    I swear, she makes me even sad for her. You’re out of DC since 2000, LaTavia. 9/11, tsunamis, Obama, a lot of stuff happened during the last 12 years. GET OVER IT. Get your own life, come on.

  12. KAT DELUNA FAN April 9, 2012

    B**** I swear I dont know why those mtfs are talking s***.Everybody heard stories about Jay doing people dirt (listen to Theraflu),everybody knows how birdman,Kris Jenner,Diddy ,…are doing people dead wrong.

    The DC3 ended at the same time many other bands reign ended.I mean what the f*** they are blaming Matthew & Bey but Kelly rowland’s motivation didnt bother her 😕

    Leave Matthew the f*** alone

  13. dezi April 9, 2012

    Say what you want about JOE JACKSON but the man didn’t USE other people’s kids for the jackson 5 success let alone michael’s. He put his own children out there and that’s his business.

  14. fern April 9, 2012

    Its crazy clearly Latoya has moved on and is friends with the other members even Michelle

  15. RATEDXXX(TEAM RIHANNA, WHO’S MAD?) April 9, 2012

    what is she going to reveal that some of us that aint delusional ass lickers, don’t already know, about the knowles?

    I’m sorry, she’s a little too late on this

  16. WATCHA LOOKN AT April 9, 2012

    Latavia has every RIGHT to tell her story!!!! They were ROBBED, if u spent 10yrs with a group and at the peak of all your hard work u get the boot for speaking up about your money ill be pissed too! Everybody knows the KNOWLES did them dirty, the step on anybody thats was in beyonce way to get to the top.But as the elevator goes up it must come down, and remember those people u may need on the way down. KARMA!!! i pray she finds peace like Letoya, but its going to be hard for her to make it in the industry with Sony/Knowles had them blacklisted to protect bey image. But with hard work a faith wat God has for you is for you. Letoyas still fighting and so should Latavia.

  17. KAT DELUNA FAN April 9, 2012

    The knowles did them dirt

    STHP ni99as,your fave’s mentor was apart of the Knowles clan.He used the KNOWLES BRAND to launch your faves (yes because they are many) careers ….she still doing it like a dumb f*** you have the nerve to complain.

    Beyonce has helped enough careers to make up for those 2 bum b******.
    Why is nobody coming for Justin timberlake’s mother? mmm 😕

    F*** OUTTA HER

    If Matthew did anyone wrong/dirt,well know that many of your faves have blood on their hands aswell because they’ve been sucking beyonce’s fame for years.

    take a __/

  18. SOWHATcheckME April 9, 2012

    I love how people always want to say stop talking about it. IF YOU WERE A PART OF SOMETHING… HELPED GET IT STARTED… PUT IN THE GROUND WORK… and someone came and snatched it from you…. You’d still be talking about it too.

    And for those of you commenting on her calling Beyonce a friend… She’s more of a friend to her than your obsessed fanatic ass will ever be. You don’t even know her.

    They need to stop ignoring it and all publicly make up, just like they publicly BROKE UP!

  19. RoyalKev April 9, 2012

    Latavia, how long are you going to dwell on 2000 and keep re-living the past. I know this will sound harsh, but her and LeToya was apart of DC during their rise to fame for all of 6 minutes. We’ve all heard Latavia’s take on this matter before. Letoya Luckett moved on and found her own solo success. What is the next chapter in your book, Latavia? It’s 12 years later! There is no Destiny’s Child now. Beyonce went on with her life. Kelly is establishing herself outside the group as well. I haven’t heard of Latavia doing anything outside of that group Agel (she first started with LeToya) that never got off the ground. I’m not being funny, but the next time she made headlines it was for being an alcoholic. She should dust herself off and try again and get out of the mental rut she put herself in. Turn the damn page! I’d love to support her in something new, but I won’t if I only see her taking this walk down memory lane.

  20. Lax April 9, 2012

    Latavia Tell your story and it happened to you Therefore you can talk about it till the day you take your last breathing breath. People or always trying to cut people down to size, no matter what matty did to you and the other girls the public have got a pertty clear idea of what happened and it have been said before. Drop your book and i hope
    some Producer makes a Movie out of it. People don’t like seeing people not treated right in the Industry look at Diddys reputation and Others. People or going to be talking and debating things that happened in the pass from now on. Thats Life.

    If some people can spend a life time trying to tear others down and Hating on people I know dam well you can write a book about a part of yo life being in one of the Biggest Girl Groups In The World. I mean other than Certain Entity clawing and pawing you to Death on a Keyboard and wanting you to ,,,STFU Just think they want to make any one who might let one of the cats out of the bag on Y-K-W
    Tell it like you saw it through your eyes, and let the chios fall where they may.

  21. therealhonesttruth April 9, 2012

    Acting like it was Beyonce’s fault when she was only 15 when it happened. Talk about Matthew freely but Beyonce was just a naive as you were in those days. You guys were young.

  22. Lax April 9, 2012


  23. MaZ April 9, 2012

    You better move on girl!

  24. theFame April 9, 2012

    Nothing to see here folks … clean up on aisle 1! She waited this long umm SIT

  25. ChittyChitty April 9, 2012

    12 years ago. Goodnight!

  26. prettigurlrockD April 9, 2012

    No time for a pity party that you’re a DC reject. Just put out music like Letoya luckett and keep it moving, honey!

  27. fatu sankoh April 9, 2012

    i never seen a better woman like this lady this is not the first group that have gone their defferent way she is full of so much hate get a life woman every body know Latavia you are lazay is not bey fault that you are not cut of to be a singer is lot of hard work and that is what you are lack of live bey alone stope hating on her long live the queen bey

  28. T April 9, 2012

    After twelve years she should ask people to stop talking about DC in interviews. She better sit Back and collect them royalty checks.

  29. Stephen April 9, 2012

    @therealhonesttruth: Beyonce wasn’t just 15 when it happened, she was at least 18

  30. AMAZINJALEN April 9, 2012

    WHERE’S YOUR MUSIC???????????????????? NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Toni La Nae April 9, 2012

    I loved Destiny’s Child all members and their solo work. As much I love Beyonce’ wrong is wrong but she can’t be punished for what her dad did. I hope things workout for La Tavia in the end at the same time. La Toya has reconciled with Kelly and Beyonce’ and has became friends with Michelle. And yes all of them were young so really none of them knew about the music industry they were all teenagers. The Knowles did probably did make some mistakes at the same time Matthew quit his 6 figure job to get the girls going so this could go either way. But the best way to make a comeback is showcase your talent La Toya did so can she.

  32. Girrrl April 9, 2012

    Lasagna (GTBR) let it go.

  33. David April 9, 2012

    This is nothing new……

  34. Popeater April 9, 2012

    As much as I like Latavia and Letoya as the original members. Please let it go!!!

  35. Marcus April 9, 2012

    People still have questions about this theres nothing wrong with her giving the interview. just give us something we havent heard!

  36. Teacher April 9, 2012

    April 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Mathew did you dirty in 99 and he did his own daughter dirty in 09, how ironic.

    Stealing money from your own daughters tour LOOl. The shame. Then again, maybe Beyonce knows how those poor songwriters feel when she steals their work and puts her name on it.


    You’re o a roll today!!!! Yasss B**** I LOVES it!!!!!! 😀

  37. GREG April 9, 2012

    i dont get where you guys are attacking her…she is only answering the questions that are asked of her….how is it that you all think shes always talking about it???…they always ask

  38. KNUCK April 9, 2012

    no tea, no shade but we never really heard her side of it because the b**** was somewhere drunk!! or on a gag order from RATthew Knowles. So She might as well tell her tea..

  39. therealhonesttruth April 9, 2012

    There is no tea. B**** was fired end of story. They weren’t the first group with a leader singer and they weren’t the first group to have member changes so get over it. LeToya is shitting on you because she got over it. Your 30 years old and your still dwelling on s*** that happened when you were 16. Your not a hard worker you just wanna ride someones coattails. I feel so sorry for LeToya sometimes. Is she hadn’t missed events because your lazy ass was sick she might of still been in the group. I see everybody that was ever in destiny’s child working hard to do their own. The only time i here or see is when Matthew or Beyonce’s name are coming out your mouth and i’ve had enough. Your a grown women.

  40. ummm_no! April 9, 2012

    Tell girl..they’re cerole voodoo must be exposed!

  41. Hot! April 9, 2012

    This is why people wont get nowhere all this bickering and hate over someone else who wasnt even talking out of hate if you guys heard the full interview then most of you would be shocked to know things about Latavia. But then again since its not drama yall dont pay attention or spread the news when yall gonna learn the only downfall is this your hate is only gonna cause more confusion and therefore never have unity.

  42. CH April 9, 2012

    Everyone else has been able to say publicly what when down. Letoya has been able to speak her peace, Bee and Kelly have had opportunity too as well. And guess what if I missed some golden childhood moments and invested all my time in a group and someone just took that away from me right when we were getting loads of success I would still be a little raw as well.

    Matthew is a sanke this was proven then and really proven when he was caught stealing from his own daughter.

  43. KAT DELUNA FAN April 9, 2012

    B**** show me the f***** carfax about Matthew stealing or stfu

    Cause I know I have the receipts of him putting his 30’s/40’s for those b****** career.Especially Bey,he lost his house,money for this b**** and you ungrateful piece of s*** have the nerve to dismiss him???

    I dont think Jay,Diddy or Wayne ever lost their houses for one of their artist.So STHU

  44. CH April 9, 2012

    ^ I just LoL’d.

  45. bloggers=R.A.P April 9, 2012

    I like latavia but there’s nothing more from her to gain besides exposure and that’s at a minimum.

    We weren’t there. We don’t know what happened. But clearly it was strong enough to have a lasting effect.
    People are so quick to judge but if you put in that much work only for it to be taken away im sure you’d be hella bitter to.

  46. Anon April 10, 2012

    LaTavia, just like LeToya and Farrah will never be able to dodge the questions about the group. You can’t expect them to move on when the media is always bringing the group up in interviews (same way the media brings up Beyonce in every Michelle, Kelly and Solange interview). The moment they decide to decline on answering about the group, everyone is going to say they’re rude.

  47. Sleazy April 10, 2012

    @QUEENOFTHENAVY uuuuuuuhm girl Your Fav f***** Bey man For a deal! So BYe

  48. lol April 10, 2012


  49. Stephen April 10, 2012

    I learned that Beyonce tried but failed to get a solo record deal in 1994, that’s why she was forced to debut with Destiny’s Child until 2002 before she got a solo deal

  50. pat April 10, 2012

    i dont think she’s bitter at all, but unfortunately she has limited talent and knows this is what she can talk about to get attention/make money…..

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