LeToya Luckett is one of two former members of Destiny’s Child given the boot after the release of the group’s hit sophomore album “The Writing’s on the Wall.” But while the exit was tough for Luckett, the singer-turned-reality-TV-star says there was a bright spot that came afterward in the form of getting closer to God.
The current star of “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” explained her journey to a fully realized relationship with the Lord during the final episode of the Facebook Watch show “If Not For My Girls” on August 16.
“I feel that God places people in your life because I know that I’ve had so many different angels, as I like to call them, that I feel God perfectly — in his timing, in his perfect timing — placed these women in my life for a specific reason.” she begins at the 15-second mark. “When I came out of DC, out of Destiny’s Child, there was a moment of ‘OK, what do I do next?'”
Luckett recalled coming to Atlanta and meeting a woman who was a “motherly, nurturing spirit” who she said “comforted me and told me, ‘Dust yourself off. Let’s go to church. Let’s go to these women’s conferences. Let’s pray together.’ She helped me to build my prayer life. I got a better understanding of who God was to me.
“I started to build a relationship with God and I found comfort in that instead of comfort in trying to figure out what I wanted to do next,” she adds. “I had to seek him first before I could make any moves.”
While the singer ultimately found comfort in God, she has previously admitted that she and fellow group member LaTavia Roberson getting kicked out of DC was hurtful.
“Management made a decision,” she candidly told Toya Wright on their VH1 reality show last year. “There was nothing that LaTavia and I could do about it. Did it hurt? Absolutely. Because we were friends. I went to school with these girls.”
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in 2017, Luckett acknowledged the role God played in how her life turned out afterward but noted she pushed back against leaving one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.
“Now what God did afterwards was allow me to come into my own and pushed me into my purpose by allowing me to become a solo artist,” she said. “And, trust me, I went kicking and a screaming.”