Unfortunate news for one of the best girl groups of all time…En Vogue has decided to part ways, again. This time it may be for good. If you recall, the last time they broke up, Dawn Robinson left the group to pursue a solo career and ended up joining a new group Lucy Pearl with Raphael Sadiq. Neither of those ventures created much success. The remaining three members put out an album together but they didn’t see great album sales either. Fortunately, the group decided to get back together a few years ago and have been touring together ever since. But, that ended this week.
Dawn Robinson (middle left) says she’s and Maxine Jones (middle right) are going off in a different direction than the other two original members, Terry Ellis (outside right) and Cindy Herron (outside left).
Robinson broke the news via Twitter:
“MAXINE & I HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING & NOW WE’RE REHEARSING FOR AN EV TOUR W 2 “NEW” GIRLS. WE WILL BE IN UR CITY SOON SO COME PARTY WITH US!”
Later, she added:
“Max & I are thrilled at all the love we are receiving from each of u! This is gonna be FUN. We appreciate being lifted up so high…blessings to each of you,” she later added.
We’re not sure what precipitated the split, but Terry and Cindy are not saying either. They did write a lengthy response, however.
“Dear EnVogue fans,
In regards to the recent twitter and facebook posts alleging that Terry and Cindy have replaced Maxine Jones with Rhona, we would like to respond. Terry and Cindy are not replacing Maxine Jones. We have however asked Rhona to fill in temporarily so that we can continue to bring live shows to our fans. Thus far, Rhona has only done three shows with us since June 2012. The group has always added someone whenever a member has been unable or unwilling to perform or has left the group. Terry and I have not kicked Maxine out of the group. There are always two sides to a story and many internal facts that you the fans aren’t hearing about. In an effort to not air dirty laundry, or appear to point the finger at anyone, we respectfully choose to remain silent on the internal issues. We appreciate you the fans continuing to support EnVogue individually, and as a whole.
Cindy and Terry”
I really hate to hear this, but life is too short to be un-happy. We’ve seen this time and time again with groups such as the Temptations, New Edition, Day 26, 112 etc. It must be hard to be in a group. I hope the ladies can work out their differences and move on with their lives. We will miss the original En-Vogue.
Source: Twitter, EURweb