July 26, 2002 12:23
'CHILDISH ARGUMENTS SETTLED
But no details of the settlement with LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson over [I]those[/I] lyrics have been made public...
LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, who left the group in 2000, were suing Destiny's Child, their manager and Sony Music over the lyric: "You thought that I'd be stressed without you/ But I'm chillin'/ You thought I wouldn't sell without you/Sold nine million".
Their libel rested on 'Survivor' contravening a previous settlement prohibiting either party from making "any public comment of a disparaging nature concerning one another", according to Internet reports. Luckett and Roberson had previously failed in a bid to prevent the band performing the song live.
No details of the settlement have been made public. Lead singer Beyoncé Knowles dismissed the action, saying it was ill-founded: "I've had people from school who said we weren't going to make it. We had a label that dropped us, For me, I have no problems with anybody. I was 17 when they left. It was a long time ago... it's silly."