R&B superstars Destiny's Child released their self-titled debut album in 1998. This was also the world's first introduction to Beyoncé Knowles. Though their last record, Destiny Fulfilled, came out 2004, they still remain in our collective memories. The group ruled the airwaves in the late '90s and early 2000s, but tons of drama played out behind the scenes - drama that might have led to disbandment in the age of social media. As a result, there are some epic stories surrounding the creation of smashes like "Independent Women" and "Bootylicious." These fascinating secrets have been obscured by the group's overwhelming popularity and Beyoncé's eventual rise to the top of the music world.
Reading these stories, you can see why many say the group's manager - Beyoncé's father, Mathew - is responsible for the original lineup's breakup. Mathew notoriously pushed his young charges, making them work so hard they cried. He also nearly bankrupt the Knowles family while managing a fledgling Destiny's Child. Other little-known facts include the ways Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, supported her daughter's fledgling career, and how LaTavia and LeToya learned they'd been booted from Destiny's Child. Plenty of Beyoncé conspiracy theories occupy the public's interest these days, but all that jazz has its roots in the phenomenon of Destiny's Child.
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Mathew Knowles Gave Up His Job To Manage The Group
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Solange Almost Became The Fourth Member Of A Revamped Destiny's ChildVideo: YouTube
Jagged Edge Might Be Responsible For Getting LaTavia And LeToya Kicked Out