Method Man is admitting to some past regrets. In his recent appearance on the My Expert Opinion podcast, the rapper admitted that he ruffled some feathers between him and Destiny’s Child.
Meth recalled his introduction to the popular 90s and 2000s R&B group, at England’s MOBO Awards. Back then, Destiny’s Child consisted of Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, as well as LaTavia Roberson, and LeyToya Luckett. Alongside the group were Knowles’ future husband and rapper Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella CEO Dame Dash.
“Jay, Dame, all of us were over there,” Meth explained. “We were doing the MOBO Awards. That’s like their Soul Train [Awards]. And the girls were there—very nice. This is when it was still four of them, the original members. Very nice, very cordial and all that. I always kept that in my head, like these are some decent young ladies and s—.”
“Fast forward, now it’s three members, they got the two new girls,” he continued speaking of Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin after Luckett and Roberson left the group. Franklin also left the group five months after joining in 2000 with the final members being Knowles, Rowland, and Williams.
“We were at Janet Jackson’s Icon [an MTV show honoring Jackson] and I remember I had just come off stage and where we were sitting, there were nothing but VIPs. We had *NSYNC up here, Destiny’s Child right there, Tommy Lee was over here, [Pamela Anderson]. And I see the girls, so I kinda moseyed out of my seat to go over and say what’s up to them. Now, this is still me in my low self-esteem era. But I’m thinking like, comfort zone here, I’m gonna say what’s up to the girls. I love them, I’m just gonna say hi. I go over to say hi to them and when I said hi, they didn’t even turn around and acknowledge me.”
Admittedly, he regretted not assessing the situation properly and taking into account the loud room they were in.
“Now, my a–, in my head, with my low self-esteem is like, ‘They just s—— on me.’ When in fact, they didn’t even hear me. It was so loud in that motherf—er. That’s the excuse that I’m giving right now—they didn’t even f—ing hear me,” Meth stated.
Thinking that Knowles, Rowland, and Williams dissed him previously, he refused to shake their hand, a move he regrets.
“Afterward, Rockwilder, he was gonna do the ‘Bootylicious’ song for them. He comes over, he’s talking to them, he’s like, ‘Oh, you know Red and Meth?’ And they put their hands out to shake, and I kept my hand here and was like, ‘Go ’head with that Hollywood s—.’”
“But me being so miserable and in that f—ing moment, I felt like they wasn’t treating me the way I should have been treated,” he explained. “Who am I to think that about these girls? They’re here to promote themselves and break records and things of that nature. And it was not about me, it was about Janet f—ing Jackson. And to this day, man, I don’t think I’ve ever apologized for that.”
“I apologize to Beyoncé, I apologize to Kelly Rowland and Michelle—y’all did not deserve that, at all,” he said remorsefully.
Take a look at the episode below: