LaTavia Roberson is back like she never left and taking full control of her life while going full throttle! Known for selling over 25 million records with the international known girl group, Destiny’s Child, this two-time Grammy award singer/songwriter brings much to the table than just her girl group image.
These days, Roberson has paved her own path from starring in numerous stage plays, becoming a main cast member for R&B Divas: Atlanta to struggling with addiction, sexual abuse, and her own depression.
The actress/singer sat down for an exclusive Houston Style one-on-one interview giving us a glimpse into what is new in her life with ‘The Naked Truth!’
Reginald Dominique: 19 years ago! The sophomore record from Destiny’s Child, “The Writings on the Wall” dropped! Tell me about LaTavia in the studio with Destiny’s Child, writing that album. Did y’all really think 19 years later, people would still love that album the way they do today?
LaTavia Roberson: That’s a loaded question because you never know how your success will play out. Especially with the success of Beyonce, Kelly, and LeToya, it makes people go back and listen; even people that weren’t born when this album came out. Just to know there is still love and support and that I could be a part of something that is so wonderful just warms my heart.
RD: Let’s talk about your latest adventure: The Naked Truth – your new radio show! Tell us how it came about.
LR: I love to talk to people and I love to be apart of what’s going on in society and to get people’s opinions. It is not only about what is factually written; people’s opinions are valid too. And, I get to interact with my ‘Lovers’ (I don’t call them fans, I call them my Lovers) because they’re loved and supported me through the downs and ups. So, I really appreciate that guys and I wanted to make them apart of this as well.
RD: I know you have done a lot of charity work with nonprofit organizations like “Saving Our Daughters.” How does that relate directly with you and what got you on that path?
LR: There had been a time in my life when I was really down and out and felt like I was at my rock bottom and lowest. At that point, I heard God say was to give back. I love working with the girls and helping them understand how they can turn a negative situation into a positive one.
RD: Let's talk about your daughter and how she has influenced you and helped mold you into the woman you are today.
LR: Getting pregnant with my daughter has been one of the best things that have happened in my life. This is the first time that I’m sharing this, but initially, they couldn’t find her heartbeat. I was put on bed rest and she when came she changed my life. I have never known how to be so selfless; she has really changed my life.