Ex Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin Alludes To Mathew Knowles Being Inappropriate With Her While She Was In The Group [VIDEO]
Farrah Franklin, who is a former member of the iconic girl group Destiny’s Child is detailing her past experience with the group, alluding to alleged inappropriate advances from the group’s manager, Mathew Knowles.
Over the weekend, an old clip went viral of Farrah Franklin’s comments about her experience with Mathew Knowles, who is father to Beyonce and Solange Knowles. The clip is from a pilot show that didn’t get picked up. She says:
“Unfortunately, my manager happen to be Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles. He propositioned me, invited me over to the hotel room to meet and speak with him.”
When asked whether or not he tried to sleep with her, she says:
“I haven’t meet too many people in my life that didn’t like me. I’ll just put it like that.”
See the clip.
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In 1999, Farrah Franklin was hired to be an extra in the music video for Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills”. It was there that she met with group members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson. At the time, she was in a fledgling singing group called Jane Doe, which was in the process of disbanding.
In January 2000, Mathew Knowles invited Franklin and Michelle Williams to join Destiny’s Child—replacing previous group members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett without notice. The two were introduced in February 2000 via the music video for “Say My Name”. Franklin toured and performed with the group as well as appeared in the music video for “Jumpin’, Jumpin'”.
On July 20, 2000, after six months with Destiny’s Child, Franklin departed from the group.
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