LaTavia Roberson and Letoya Luckett -- yes, the "other" or "forgotten" members of Destiny's Child -- have often been the punchline of countless jokes and even memes and tweets over the years.
But now Roberson is revealing the devastating aftermath of her 2000 firing from Destiny's Child in her latest book, "I Am LaTavia."
In excerpts from the memoir released Tuesday, Roberson details how she spiraled into a dark depression after being booted from the late '90s supergroup featuring Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
"I never left Destiny's Child... Who would leave Destiny's Child? That's crazy!" Roberson said. "I was dismissed from the group. It was very difficult because of the way that I found out about it. I hate even talking about it, and it's been 20 years -- but it is what it is. We saw the 'Say My Name' video on TV, and that's how I found out I was no longer in the group."
Roberson claimed she had no issues with the other girls in Destiny's Child, but that it was actually the group's management who decided to give her the axe.
"It was almost like a bad divorce. You're no longer with your friends, people that you love so much. So that was hard in itself. And then being by myself at that time, when other aspects starting taking ahold of me," she revealed. "
"It lead me into a depression. And it wasn't pretty, like at all. ... I was chatting with LeToya [Luckett] the day before yesterday. I've spoken to Kelly, and I saw Beyoncé; it's been years ago, but there's been nothing but love. I had the opportunity to meet Michelle, I met Farrah, and, again, it was nothing but love."
The memoir also documents the group's early rise to stardom, as well as Roberson's personal struggles.
"There are a lot of things that I've gone through -- molestation, dealing with alcoholism and drugs. We were patient [with Destiny's Child"], we worked very hard, and hearing our stuff on the radio? There was nowhere we could go from there but up," she said. "We prayed together for the success of the group, and when we started hearing the songs on the radio, started going on tour, we would see how much people really liked Destiny's Child."
Roberson's memoir, "I Am LaTavia," is set for release in 2017. See the book cover (below).
See more women of the '90s then and now in the gallery (above).