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    No one would blame the one-named R&B singer LeToya for feeling bitter or cynical about the music business. Six years ago, as a member of Destiny's Child, she suffered one of the worst indignities in pop history.
    After mounting tensions between her and the group's manager, Mathew Knowles (who's also, by the way, Beyoncé's father), LeToya switched on her TV one day to see that she and another contentious member of the group had mysteriously vanished from the new "Say My Name" video, replaced by two other girls. This, on a track that not only featured LeToya's vocals but that she co-wrote.

    Yet the singer claims she never felt anger, bitterness or a need for vengeance. "It was more just hurt," she insists. "I knew I would never get to see them again. I couldn't call Beyoncé just to talk. The only way of seeing them was in magazines and on TV, showing how successful they were. But I never felt like I didn't want them to be successful."

    Not even a little?

    "No," LeToya answers.

    These days the woman born LeToya Luckett can afford to put a pretty spin on things. The last few weeks, her first solo single, "Torn," has reached No. 2 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop list, and her self-titled debut album hits stores today.

    Over the last two years, LeToya's hometown of Houston has exploded into hip-hop's current hot spot. To make the most of it, her album features cameos from hot local rappers like Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Bun B and Slim Thug. Just as Ciara was the first to marry R&B to Atlanta's "crunk" sound, now LeToya is the first to join R&B to Houston's "chopped and screwed" style. "I used to always hear that sound in the local clubs," says LeToya. "Now it's heard everywhere."

    It was in a Houston grade school that LeToya first met Beyoncé. She says she always wanted to be in a group like Destiny's Child and never saw herself as a solo artist. Ergo, she claims the rumors that she wanted so sing more leads in Destiny are false. "Everyone knew their role," she says. "I was singing support."

    Instead, she says, the tensions came because Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland got to see their families all the time (since their relatives were all involved with the group). She and the other expelled member (LaTavia Robertson) never got to see theirs.

    After the Destiny dustup, LeToya formed a group with Robertson called Angel. But, she says, "things weren't organized. We never even got a manager."

    LeToya used some of her Destiny royalties to open a clothing store in Houston (which carries Beyoncé's fashion line). Still, she knew she'd sing again one day.

    When she hooked up with an L.A. management company, LeToya thought they'd connect her with another group. Instead, they encouraged her to go solo. Her demos with them led to a deal with Capitol Records.

    Recently, LeToya says she ran into Beyoncé at a show "and we all congratulated each other. Then we talked about shoes and handbags. It was all good." It's amazing what having your own hit can do.

    I think I will go out and buy her single today. A lot of people have been telling me how good it is. BTRW how horrible is Beyonce's new song Deja Vu? It sounds exactly like Crazy in Love. I smell a bomb

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    This girl needs to let it go. She says she has, but she's still bringing this old news up every opportunity she gets. If she's doing well on her own now, good for her. Stick to talking about that.

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    I don't think she brings it up. It's the reporters that asks her the question evrytime she does an interview. I'm sure she doesn't want to constantly be reminded that she was kicked out of DC right when the became successful

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    I hope she becomes more rich AND more famous than Beyonce. Come on. I liked her until it was shown that Destiny's Child was all about her and her career goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teforde23
    I don't think she brings it up. It's the reporters that asks her the question evrytime she does an interview. I'm sure she doesn't want to constantly be reminded that she was kicked out of DC right when the became successful
    True - good point!

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    It is a shame what Matthew and Tina Knowles have made of Beyonce. I hope LeToya does well. I like the song.

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    It's not going to be easy, saddled with a name like LaToya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisa
    This girl needs to let it go. She says she has, but she's still bringing this old news up every opportunity she gets. If she's doing well on her own now, good for her. Stick to talking about that.


    Exactly. How many years ago was this horrible tragedy??? I'm sure she'll always be asked about this, even if she doesn't bring it up first, so she needs to come up w/a better response. Something like 'It just didn't work out' or 'I've moved on now'. You know???

    Like anyone cares anyway...

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    I hate Beyonce. And LeToya's going to have an uphill battle considering the fact that there only seems to be room for fair-skinned and blonde black women in the music industry right now.

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    ^^I know what is up with that? And they all seem to dye their hair blond. Remember the girl from 3LW who said she was kicked out of the group because she was dark skinned. Even since freshman year old high school some 10 years ago me and my best friend use to complain that there were no dark skinned girls in Puffy's videos. They were all light skinned black girls that looked more white than black. It seems as if they are telling the world that one thes "type" of black women are beautiful. I always wonder if Michelle and Kelly were lighter skinned if they would have been bigger than Beyonce

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