Former Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson has defended her contribution to the group on Twitter tonight (October 11).
After Roberson thanked the group’s fans on behalf of herself and former bandmates Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, some fans responded negatively by questioning her role in Destiny’s Child’s history.
Roberson co-founded the group with Beyonce in 1990, and would remain a member until after the release of their second album, ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’, in 1999.
— LaTavia Roberson (@IamLaTavia) October 11, 2016
When a follower quoted her tweet, asking, “who are you?”, Roberson replied: “LaTavia Marie Roberson founding member of the ICONIC girl group Destiny’s Child.”
Responding to another negative tweet, which read, “Weren’t you in DC for 5 minutes? Don’t throw your name in there,” Roberson replied: “Naw I was in there long enough to get to 2 Grammys.”
When another follower disparagingly branded Roberson “queen of not singing leads”, referring to the fact that Beyonce and Kelly Rowland featured more prominently on the group’s records, Roberson hit back with: “No need to sing lead when you wrote on the album #Royalties #checkTHATLaTavia.”
Among the Destiny’s Child tracks on which Roberson has a co-writing credit are the hit singles ‘Say My Name’, ‘Bug A Boo’ and ‘Bills Bills Bills’.