Despite over two decades of documented drama, R&B divas En Vogue set the net ablaze when all five members reunited at last year’s City of Hope gala to honor industry legend Sylvia Rhone (as we reported here).
Later teasing a 2020 reunion tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their 1990 debut album, ‘Born to Sing,’ original group member Cindy Herron exclusively told That Grape Juice in April the highly anticipated venture was ‘off the books’ (click here to read more).
Now, fellow EV original Dawn Robinson has tongues wagging by dishing on why there was yet another fallout between the songstresses. But, even with the drama, she doesn’t exactly rule out the possibility of a reunion if one condition is met: longtime group member Rhona Bennett is absent.
Taking to our friends YouKnowIGotSoul recently, Robinson not only reflected on her time with the GRAMMY-nominated group but also candidly discussed what the future could look like.
Look below to see highlights from their chat:
YouKnowIGotSoul: You had just begun doing shows with Maxine as part of The Funky Divas before the pandemic started. Was it disappointing having to put a pause on that?
Dawn Robinson: That kind of fell apart for a different reason. It was a personal situation that happened between her and I. I know it happened a long time ago but it was something I couldn’t let go. I just couldn’t trust her after that, so it was just personal with me. I always say this. Also Cindy and Terry were trying to get the name Funky Divas. They don’t go by Funky Divas, they go by En Vogue. I left in 1997, I came back to the group in 2009 for our 20 year anniversary and we toured the states and overseas. I don’t understand why they’re fighting to get the name. I thought they were being nasty and vicious. I just said the hell with it. Every time I try to go back and do something with them it just blows up. Some things are just better left undone and finished.
YouKnowIGotSoul: You mentioned earlier that En Vogue is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the debut album this year. Will there ever be a reunion to do new music?
Dawn Robinson: I won’t say never. My problem is Rhona being there. I think she’s great, she has never done anything to me, she’s not a bad person at all. I do know that she needs to step back if we are going to do a reunion at all. It just needs to be the four of us. Cindy and Terry have gone out and spent time with the fans this whole time representing the group. They use the name Maxine and I helped build to share with the fans. But Maxine and I have not had the chance to be with the fans. I just think we deserve the time with our fans for what we helped build before Rhona came along.
Click here to read the explosive interview in full.
Longtime fans of the group know Bennett officially joined the group in 2003 and has been a staple since (excluding the times the original four reunited).