LaTavia Roberson on Post-Destiny’s Child Journey: ‘I’m Grateful to Be a Part of the Legacy’
It’s been 20 years since LaTavia Roberson was dismissed from Destiny’s Child. But don’t hold a pity party for her. The singer-actress have paved her own path and is currently working on various projects.
The 35-year-old is writing a memoir, titled I Am LaTavia, and producing a docuseries to go along with book.
"My life, and being transparent about the times nobody saw me after Destiny’s Child. A lot of people were wondering what was going on with me, and I thought that it was fair to let them know exactly what I was going through, and speak about my life in the group," she tells Billboard. "It was something I always wanted to do. To piggyback that, I had been in talks with a production company to start a docuseries based on my book, which I’m very excited to be the Executive Producer of.
Roberson feels it's important that her fans know that she went through a period of struggles (depression, medical issues) after leaving Destiny's Child. "After the group ended, I had a lot of time to myself, and I took the wrong direction, but I learned from my mistakes," she said. "At the end of the day, are they really mistakes? I’ve had my daughter and, unfortunately, I’ve lost a daughter. I just like to do things that make me feel good, and I like to give back to the community."
Roberson also stated that she doesn't hold any ill will towards any of the Destiny's Child members. "Beyoncé and I had a very close relationship, we were best friends for two years," she said. "I loved every moment that I spent with the girls. There’s nothing about growing a career with your friends -- we played together, we laughed together and we cried together. I’m grateful to be a part of the legacy."
Roberson hopes her book will inspire others who have gone through hardships to persevere and not give up. "I only speak through my experiences. I love to give back. I hope to be able to help people at the end of the day and see whatever the sky will bring me from there."
You can read the full Billboard interview here.