Kelly Rowland and longtime collaborator and choreographer Frank Gatson were at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Wednesday promoting their new BET series, ‘Chasing Destiny‘ — a series described as “a quest to find the next big female superstar group to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog music industry.”
During the panel, Frank made a few off the cuff remarks about girl groups that left Kelly scrambling for words!
For starters, he told the journalists in the room why he thought En Vogue were better singers than Destiny’s Child:
“I always thought En Vogue can sing better than Destiny’s Child. [Kelly] doesn’t agree. Those four girls all were lead singers. In Destiny’s Child, they were all lead singers, too, but in En Vogue, they were just amazing because they were put together organically, and I think that’s the thing that’s going to happen with this show.”
“Well, Destiny’s Child was put together organically as well,” Kelly said.
“Okay. You’re right. She’s right,” said Gatson. “I worked with Destiny’s Child, but it’s just one of those things. You don’t want to say who is best and who is not better. I am really upset at En Vogue right now because I was going to get wooden floors with en Vogue, and they broke up, and it pissed me off. So now with Destiny’s Child, I’m so glad. They’re the type of group that never broke up. They’re the type of group that are sisters, they’re friends, they’re professional, and they’re nice. And that’s why they make so much f**king money. You understand? Because a lot of people think that show business is about being an A hole. It’s not. It’s about being sweet. And when you’re sweet, you can last. You understand? Patti LaBelle, that’s a really nice lady. Beyoncé, come on. There’s a reason she’s big. There’s a reason that Kelly thank you, Kelly, for allowing me to be on this damn show.”
His point may be valid, but that’s certainly not something you say in front of an actual Destiny’s Child member. That’s rude.
THEN he told everyone — including Kelly — that ‘those other two girls’ LaTavia and LeToya ‘messed up the group.’ Listen below:
If this is any indication of the type of mess we’ll be seeing on Chasing Destiny, we just might have to set our DVRs. Chasing Destiny premieres Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT.