Frank Gatson, the creative director who's served under Beyoncé and Destiny's Child, was brutally honest while speaking about the group's internal issues during a recent discussion.
Gatson and Kelly Rowland were present at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour as they spoke about their upcoming BET series "Chasing Destiny." It was while Rowland was discussing Destiny's Child's success and camaraderie that Gatson dropped a huge, shady bomb on ex-members, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett.
The exchange went as follows:
Rowland: Even though you don't get a chance to see it, the ladies and I are still very close. I think it's because we're all are very secure within ourselves. We all have great friendships, we've all maintained those because that's actually been one of the greatest gifts of Destiny's Child. We genuinely love each other and want to see each other successful and happy.
Gatson: But those other two girls messed up the group, LaTavia and LeToya.
Rowland: Oh God!
Gatson: They should have left that group. That was a great group. And I think Michelle and Kelly and Beyoncé, they get it and that's what we want to find. We want to find ladies that are like mafia.
Roberson and Luckett split from the group in 1999 after issues with management. They were quickly replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin (who was dismissed from the group in 2000).
As for Rowland and Gatson, they are on a search to find the next superstar female group that can make beautiful music together and, hopefully, form lifelong bonds.
"It's really important for young girls to see camaraderie," Rowland said. "I think it's important for them to see girls getting along and having a good time and celebrating the spirit of music."
"Chasing Destiny" will premiere April 5 on BET.
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