working towards an intellectual understanding of booty chatter.

martes, junio 27, 2006

oh, it was latavia!

ANJEL was an R&B girl-group formed by LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson after they got kicked to the curb by Destiny's Child in February 2000.

Before being thrown out, they had threatened to split with manager Matthew Knowles because he kept too much of their cash, was a controlling little bitch, and favored his daughter like whoa. Soon after this, they were surprised to see two new faces replacing them. And they did what any two revenge-seeking divas would do. Filed a lawsuit...OH, and they started a rival group. It's like gangs, but it involves more singing. Kind of like West Side Story, but sassier.

The girls teamed up to record 22 songs in Atlanta with Tiffany Beaudoin and Naty Quinones. Unfortunately, Naty and Tiffany didn't even have a chance to fade into obscurity. The production company that planned to release the album fell through. By 2003, the group parted and went their separate ways.

LaTavia moved back to H-Town to pursue a career in acting. She was offered a slot as the lead singer of girl-group XScape after Kandi Burruss left, but declined. Apparently, she recorded a solo track with Jermaine Dupri called "Rock With Me", but I don't even know how I can rock with her if I've never even heard it...

LeToya isn't doing too bad these days. After Anjel split in 2003, she opened a fashion boutique in Houston called Lady Elle. You can rest at night knowing that there's no beef, because SURPRISE!...LeToya is proudly selling Beyonce's clothing line House of Dereon. In 2004 LeToya was signed to Capitol Records, and she will soon be releasing her debut album. Her single "Torn" is all over the radio and reached the top spot on BET's 106 & Park. (Blogger note: I saw the episode when it reached number one. YEAH, I watch BET bitches.) She will be touring this summer with Mary J. Blige.

- Best of All Time (unreleased)

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