LeToya Luckett said that she slept in a car and lived on microwave noodles after she was edged out of Destiny’s Child.
via Page Six:
Luckett was part of the world-famous group, which launched Beyoncé, through the release of its blockbuster second album, “The Writing’s on the Wall.” But she exited in 2000 amid a nasty battle with the band’s manager, and Bey’s father, Mathew Knowles.
Speaking on Instagram Live on Sunday, Luckett said that because of the group’s early success, she hadn’t gone to college, and also found herself struggling to build a new path in show business. “I was staying at people’s houses … I slept in a car in LA while I was making my first [solo] album. Not a lot of nights, but a few.”
Luckett, who was 18 at the time of her 1999 exit, also said she had an extended stay in a hotel and ate Oodles of Noodles to survive — “cooking them on a coffee pot at the hotel.” She tearfully said that landing the lead role in the 2010 movie “Preacher’s Kid” finally “got me out of the hotel.”
In 2018, Beyoncé and Luckett reunited when Luckett attended the singer’s “On the Run II” tour stop in Arlington, Texas, according to photos of the meeting.
Thankfully things ended up working out in her favor…well, most things.