Memory Lane – The Group 702 + Lead Singer Meelah Joins R&B Divas, Talks 702’s Breakup & Relationship With Musiq Soulchild

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The new season of R&B Divas: Atlanta is upon us. There has been a slight switch up with the cast of the show. Kameelah “Meelah” Williams, former lead singer of the popular 90s group  702 will be joining the cast along with Destiny’s Child original member, Latavia Robinson.  Meelah and Latavia will be great on the show, they add new energy. I am glad that Nicci Gilbert will no longer be there, she was a ball of negativity.

 

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Meelah’s story is very interesting. She has come along way since her 702 days. She is a mother, she’s in a relationship with Musiq Soulchild and she is working on her solo career. She has the curse of many girl group’s lead singers because she was looked at as a villain by the group’s other members and blamed for the group’s breakup. She talked to the YBF about the animosity her group members had towards her.

 

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“Our story hasn’t been told. When it comes to the demise of 702, I feel like I was the blame. I feel like the public perception is that I left to pursue a solo career but that’s not the case. We had a lot of internal issues, there was a lot of jealousy and animosity towards me….because I was brought on to give the group a “voice” lift. It was kinda like I was put in that position and it was hard for all of us. I felt bad cause I didn’t want to be the one responsible for them feeling like they were no longer worthy of singing lead. And then they felt bad cause they were like this chick coming in and taking all the vocals. It was difficult.

 

“I think the public needs to know that those things eventually weakened us and that’s why we had to separate. It just became a toxic and unhealthy environment. I just felt uncomfortable after a while and it got ugly by the third album. It was like…..I wasn’t happy anymore. I think people need to know that I left the group because there was just all of that shade towards me. I didn’t want to deal with it anymore.”

 

Throwback 702 Videos:

 

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Prior to 702 resurfacing on R&B Divas, I had no idea what Meelah had going on. To be honest I kind of forgot about her and the group… I was shocked to find out that she had a child with Musiq. I can’t wait for the new season of the show to see exactly what she has been up to. Below Meelah dished a little about her relationship with Musiq and his role on R&B Divas.

 “Musiq will not be on the show that much but fans will see him in certain scenes pertaining to my real life. Otherwise, we have been very private about our relationship. On the regular day-to-day we don’t carry a megahorn with us, it’s just not our style. So that has helped us carry on a private life but of course that will change because I will be on a reality show. But we know what we want to do with our relationship and what we want to keep to ourselves. We make sure we have those conversations to remain on the same page especially with all the blogs and magazines.”

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  • MrsGrapevine
    Interesting…702 is one of my favorite underrated groups of the 90’s. Who knew she was dating Musiq Soulchild.
  • Yazmar
    She could always blow!!! I would love to see her back out doing her thang…