After T-Boz, former member of TLC, expressed that she’d hate to have been a member of Destiny’s Child, people started saying that she was jealous of Beyoncé. She claims that this is completely untrue and that she’s more jealous of herself than anyone else.
She explains to Essence.com, “First of all, if I’m going to be jealous of anyone I’m going to be jealous of my damn self because I can’t even do TLC again because that was a phenomenal once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I can never get back.
She says that the media likes to twist things around and that she likes Bey and Destiny’s Child, even recalling that they went on tour with TLC for two months when they were starting out. “The blogs like to twist things and make something out of nothing. I was simply expressing my thoughts on girl groups in general and that my personal choice would never be to put myself in a situation where I’m in a group that is managed by one of the group member’s parents.
She’ says she’s not trying to take away from their accomplishments and said they both have done a “great job” but that, “I just know what would not work for me, because, at the end of the day, if a manager has a personal relationship with someone in the group they are managing, they are always going to have that person’s interest first and foremost and that’s all I was expressing.”
I don’t see anything wrong with what she said. I actually agree with her. I mean, sure, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams’ popularity might not be attributed by the fact that Tina and Mathew Knowles were managing the group, but I would not have liked to have them managing it all. It’s a conflict of interest.