In an interview with Billboard, former Destiny’s Child member, LaTavia Roberson, says she’s making a docuseries to go along with her memoir that is set to be released soon.
When asked about the memoir, she said, “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. 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.”
She details that the memoir and docuseries will cover much more than her stint with Destiny’s Child. She said, “I heard rumors about me, but I’d rather you hear the good, bad or ugly out of the horse’s mouth. I had a great career in Destiny’s Child, but outside of that I’ve dealt with substance abuse, molestation and a lot of sticky situations that I would never wish on any of the girls I had my career with. I’m proud to say those things, because my adversity has made me who I am.”
When discussing who’d she’d be “bringing into” the series, Roberson said, “It has to be based on people that were a part of my life from the time of when my book started to where I end it. Of course my family. I would definitely reach out to LaToya, Meelah [Williams] from 702, Leanne Lyons and Coko [Gamble] and Taj [Johnson] from SWV. I just ran into Wyclef Jean maybe three or four months ago. You never know. You have to reach out to people and see. A lot of these people weren’t around during the downtime of my life, so I really need people to talk about the grit and ugly part of my life. It has to be authentic: I’m not trying to hide anything from anyone. I have nothing to lose right now.”
If you’ve kept up with Shadow & Act’s report on black biopics in development (which we update about twice a year) you’ll know that a Destiny Child biopic was in development at some point as we learned from Sony email hacks. Now, the project’s status is unknown.