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Tina Knowles-Lawson says she faced pressure to change Destiny's Child's look
Tina Knowles-Lawson created many of the costumes for Destiny's Child in their early days. She says she was inspired by Motown artists, but received a lot of criticism and pressure to give the girls looks that aligned with the pop acts of the time. "They [the record label] had a meeting with my husband, and they told him that, basically, I was the problem, and that I was going to be the reason why the girls would be limited in their crossover appeal because they were a little too flashy, a little too Motown, but really what they meant was they were a little too Black."
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