Millions of fans cheered on Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams during their Destiny's Child reunion at Sunday's Super Bowl. But there are a few particular fans who are making sure everyone knows they're team players, even if they were off the team long ago.
LaTavia Roberson, who was part of Destiny's Child in its first incarnation, said she had nothing but love for the ladies.
"Obviously, seeing Beyonce perform was the highlight for me," Roberson told Celebuzz on Monday. "I got a real surprise when both Kelly and Michelle both popped up on the stage like that."
And so did the fans. It was a pivotal moment for the now-defunct group and surely a career highlight for the ladies involved. Beyonce called it "a proud day for African American women" and announced her world tour shortly after.
Roberson and LeToya Luckett, who was also an original member of DC1, left the group in 2000 and were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. Roberson and Luckett attempted to start their own group called Angel, as documented on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," but it didn't amount to anything. Franklin was dismissed from the group for lack of interest, turning it into a trio, then ultimately Beyonce and Rowland branched off on their own.
"Hats off to Bee's halftime show! She murdered it!!!!" Roberson tweeted Monday.
As for Franklin, she simply thanked a fan on Twitter for insisting that she should have been part of the halftime show too.
Roberson and Luckett filed a lawsuit in 2002 claiming that Destiny's Child's hit song "Survivor" was making derisive comments about the ex-members. Despite that, Roberson said she was "pleased" with the performance she couldn't be a part of.
"I thought they all looked great and did a good job with their dance moves," she added. "Beyonce was especially amazing. She looked fabulous, and her voice was really strong. During the performance somebody texted me to say they could not hear Kelly and Michelle sing. It was so noisy in the house where we watched the performance that I did not really notice anything wrong. But who knows? They probably had some technical problems."
Well, there was that whole blackout thing that happened afterward, but the Ministry doesn't believe that's the kind of shade throwing she's alluding to.
"It was great to see them all performing together and I have no bitter or bad feelings toward any of those women. I wish them all the best," she said. "I am at a good place in my life and things always work out for a reason. I am working on several projects with both acting and music that are exciting to me."
Alas, none of those things are likely to come close to the Super Bowl Halftime Show.