Letoya Luckett On “Single Ladies,” and Dating Houston Rapper Slim Thug

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/20/2013, 3:47 p.m. | Updated on 8/20/2013, 3:46 p.m.
While the other former members of Destiny’s Child have been out here having babies, cutting their hair off, releasing tell-all ...
LeToya Luckett

While the other former members of Destiny’s Child have been out here having babies, cutting their hair off, releasing tell-all tracks and touring with Fela! on Broadway, it’s been a while since we’ve seen the lovely LeToya Luckett. The singer has been bitten by the acting bug over the last few years, and while she’s been busy honing her craft, working on shows like Treme and in movies like Preacher’s Kid. it seems that 2013 is about to be her year. Luckett is not only the new host of Centric’s half-hour lifestyle and entertainment series CultureList, but she’s working on a new album, AND she’s also part of season three of Single Ladies, which is premiering in January. We caught up with the busy beauty and chatted about everything from her dating life, Slim Thug, and which lady from Destiny’s Child she would want to work with on a song. It’s not who you think…

WHAT PEOPLE EXPECT FROM LUCKETT ON “SINGLE LADIES”:

“I play a character by the name of Felicia Price who’s a record exec. She’s a different kind of gal. She doesn’t take no flack from her employees. Very strong-willed. All about fashion. Almost like, have you seen Devil Wears Prada? Like that character. Yeah, same vein. So you already know what to expect from that.”

WHICH DESTINY’S CHILD MEMBER SHE WOULD WORK WITH NOW:

“Good question…I love all the girls. But I would love to do a gospel song with Michelle. That’s my friend. I love her. She’s such a sweetie pie, and I’m blessed to call her a friend. She’s such an amazing girl. She’s a girl-friend, a real girlfriend. Almost like a sister.”

WHO SHE WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH ON CAMERA:

“Oh my God, Angela Bassett. And I would love to work with Gabrielle Union. People are always like, ‘Have people ever told you that you look like Gabrielle Union?’ Even on Second Generation Wayans they would say that. But I love her.”

IF SHE’S DATING AND WHAT SHE WANTS IN A RELATIONSHIP:

“No. Girl, when? For what? [laughs]

But no, I want the right relationship. I want something that’s right for me…Of course I want to cuddle, of course I want somebody to go to the movies with, and to talk to at night. But I’d rather wait on the right person God has for me instead of just jumping in to a person. As far as dating as an entertainer, or just in this generation period, there’s texting going on. Nobody’s really picking up the phone. We had to meet out on a date back in the day. You got to know a person. Back in the day you had no choice. There wasn’t Instagram, Twitter…You really had to go in and get to know the person. I think that’s kind of missing in today’s time. But I really want to find the time for a relationship. Hopefully they’ll find time for me and I’ll find time for them. I really want to get to know someone on all levels.”