In light of recent events, it seems unlikely that the “Bootilicious” trio will join forces again, but then again contracts are legally binding. And so despite Beyoncé’s solo assent, Michele Williams’ relative anonymity and Kelly Rowland’s apparent suicide scare, split from manager Matthew Knowles and fall out with Columbia Records, Destiny’s Child is slated to return.
I hope the reality show circus is ready to capture every moment, because drama is anything but new to Destiny’s Child. Anyone remember original members LaTavia Roberson and Latoya Luckett? What about replacement Farrah Franklin?
I won’t be surprised if Williams is booted and replaced with Beyoncé’s baby sis Solange while Kelly is relegated to back-up duty. I think the writing is on the wall, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Here’s what happened…
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland has parted ways with Columbia Records after recording two solo albums for the label.
The R&B singer’s latest release, 2007’s “Ms. Kelly,” sold a modest 219,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
“As a solo artist, I felt the need to explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms outside my comfort zone,” Rowland said in a statement.
Columbia, for its part, said Rowland‘s departure was a mutual decision, “and any reports to the contrary are false.”
The label continues to handle the Destiny’s Child catalog, as well as the solo output of alumnae Beyoncé and Michelle Williams.
“Your thoughts, should Desitiny’s Child reunite again?”