At the November 25 premiere of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” concert film, former members of Destiny’s Child came together to honor the singer.
Originally from Houston in the early 1990s, Girl’s Tyme was a Grammy Award-winning girl group that broke up in 2006. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LaTavia Roberson, LeToya Luckett, and Farrah Franklin were the six women who belonged to the group over the years.
The last and most famous lineup was Rowland, Williams, and Beyoncé. Williams, Roberson, Luckett, Rowland, and eventually Beyoncé herself made a joint appearance to commemorate the event at the Los Angeles premiere.
Destiny’s Child reunion scene
Roberson wrote on Instagram, “Tonight was amazing, congratulations Bey,” to go along with her pictures from the chrome carpet.
Luckett and Williams hugged sweetly inside the theater; Luckett shared the moment on her Instagram story, captioning it with two emojis that looked like they were kissing.
The red carpet event happened soon after a fresh teaser for the “Renaissance” concert film hinted at a reunion of Destiny’s Child. In the short video, Williams could be seen clapping between Beyoncé and Roberson, Rowland and Luckett, and Beyoncé hugging Roberson.
Williams, Roberson, and Luckett followed the event’s “cozy opulence” dress code by wearing gorgeous black dresses for the red carpet event.
Subsequently, Rowland appeared in a silver metallic dress that went well with the “chrome carpet” backdrop of the occasion.
Fans’ excitement increased as each former member entered the stage. After going through several lineup changes over the years, the reunion represents a time when the group can be together once again. In 2000, Roberson and Luckett left Destiny’s Child.
They were fired, Roberson claimed in a 2016 interview with People, and they only learned of this after seeing Williams and Franklin, their replacements, lip-synch in the “Say My Name” music video. Franklin didn’t stay with Destiny’s Child for very long.
Several lawsuits were filed by Roberson and Luckett against Beyoncé
Several lawsuits were filed by Roberson and Luckett against Beyoncé, Rowland, their manager, Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, and Sony Music. Out-of-court settlements were used to resolve these legal issues.
Former members of the group have rejected comparisons and offered support to one another since the group’s dissolution. Even though leaving the band presented some difficulties, Roberson has remained supportive of her former bandmates. She said, “Everyone has their lives, but I know as far as me being an original member with the girls that I started with?” in a 2016 interview with People.
Their music has helped me through a lot, and I support each and every one of their careers. It’s been fantastic.”
When Rowland was compared to her former girl group bandmate in a 2022 interview with Hot 97, she stressed that Beyoncé and she are both “lights.” Rowland said, “Light draws other light. I am luminous. I am a stunning, shining brown light.
So, I don’t believe that one person’s light diminishes another’s. I believe that it reveals how little self-aware they are when others begin to compare you to them. I no longer tolerate it when someone tries to take away my light from me. I adore Bey. I am aware of her light. However, I am aware of my own lightness.”
More about Destiny’s Child
American musical girl group Destiny’s Child was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1990 under the name Girl’s Tyme.
Following a period of modest success, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett—the original quartet—acquired a record deal with Columbia Records in 1997, officially establishing themselves as Destiny’s Child.
With the release of the song “No, No, No” and their wildly popular second album, “The Writing’s on the Wall” (1999), which included hits like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name,” the group became well-known. Destiny’s Child encountered internal strife and legal issues despite receiving critical and commercial acclaim.
This was especially true when Roberson and Luckett attempted to split from the group’s manager, Mathew Knowles, claiming Knowles and Rowland were favorites.