Naturi Naughton, who has gone on to have a successful acting career with her role on the 50 Cent-produced series Power, was recently profiled on TV One’s Uncensored which airs this Sunday at 10/9C. In the documentary, she brings up her past career where she was a member of the early 00s teen R&B trio 3LW — more specifically the infamous fight she got into involving a combo meal from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
“There was a driver sitting in our Suburban, one of the managers who is also one of the girls’ [Kiely]’s mother Kiely and Adrienne sitting in the middle aisle and I was in the back by myself," she remembered. "I said, 'I'm not the one that's trying to kick me out the group. Don't be mad that the news is out, 'cause it's true!' There were some names called, some profanity was thrown. Kiely turned around and threw a plate of food — mashed potatoes, chicken, whatever else was in there — in my face."
The East Orange native said that Tse Williams — their manager at the time — was pissed off that a radio station caught wind that the girl group was supposedly kicking out Naturi. She allegedly told her to get on the phone and say to the moderator of the official website to clear the air on the rumors.
Naughton then said at that very moment that she got out the car and said that she’s going home, saying “I was not given a gift to sing to deal with this bulls—t. This is not what I’m supposed to be doing if you all don’t appreciate me, someone else will.”
The remaining members — Kiely and Adrienne — along with their mom, driver and the rest of their drove and left in the parking lot of the fast food joint in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time, the girls — who were teenagers at the time — were on a promo tour as their second album A Girl Can Mack was scheduled to come out in the next coming months. They had a single at the time, “I Do (Wanna Get Close to You)” which was making it’s way up the charts.
Although Adrienne has been silent amongst for the past weeks regarding the new resurged beef, Kiely isn’t having at all. She took her Instagram page (makeup free) with the caption “Why do you need this” tagging her former bandmate. The 32-year old says she’s at home busy being a mom shocked that Naturi would make claims that they left her on the side of the road to which she denies.
She says to Naturi:
“Why would you need to make up new lies where the old ones are not working anymore? I don’t see the point. I’m not in the entertainment industry anymore; I’m a mom. I’m over here. You are on a hit television show, why do you need this?”
Many people, however, aren’t buying Kiely side of the story. One user wrote “We believe Naturi. She has the career you tried to take from her. She was asked to be interviewed…not you. Karma is real. Stay being a mom.” Another user commented, “She mad kuz she the Michelle of Destiny’s Child byeeee.”
We don’t know what to believe, but all we know is that we need a biopic or an Unsung special to hear everyone’s side.
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