Beyoncé's Renaissance Movie Doesn't Do Destiny's Child Reunion Justice

" Renaissance: The Beyoncé Movie" contains spoilers . Beyoncé's critically acclaimed Renaissance film contains content even more powerful than her nearly three-hour performance or even Blue Ivy Carter's dancing skills. This renaissance film includes a reunion of Destiny's Child with past and recent members—but that's not enough.

Performing in her hometown of Houston, Beyoncé reunited with current Destiny's Child singers Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, as well as past members LaTavia Robertson and Letoya Luckett.

However, this scene only lasts about ten seconds, as part of a montage in which Bey visits her school and the places she frequented as a child in Houston, and you don't hear what the ladies are discussing.

This is an injustice given the contentious history between all members. As the New York Times said in a review, “I could have watched three more hours of that summit alone!”

DC History by Luckett & Roberson

Destiny's Child performed at halftime of a game between the New York Giants and the New York Jets on August 20, 1998 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Destiny's Child originally featured Beyoncé, Rowland, Luckett and Robertson, who were all managed by Bay's father, Matthew Knowles.

After the release of their second album , Thewriting's On the Wall , in 1999, Luckett and Roberson attempted to break up with Knowles, claiming that Knowles favored the other two members and refused to share financial information, but had no intention of leaving the band.

They were eventually replaced by Williams and Farrah Franklin, who were introduced in the iconic "Say My Name" video (although the previous members' voices still appear on the song).

Luckett and Roberson eventually filed a lawsuit against Knowles and their former bandmates, which was reported in the media until the case was settled in 2002.

Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams in Destiny's Child 2013. Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

Franklin left the group just a few months after joining, leaving Destiny's Child to be the trio that generations of people have come to know and love.

Bey, Rowland and Williams have become a now-classic duo every time the girl group has reunited since their breakup in 2006, such as Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl halftime show and her historic 2018 Coachella performance. have been close friends on and off stage for the past twenty years.

Why the DC reunion deserves better

Michelle Williams, Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child at the TJ Martell Foundation Dinner. New York Daily News Archives/New York Daily News/Getty Images

While it's unclear what led to their reunion, due to historical reasons, the modern-day Destiny's Child trio had never publicly interacted with their former members until Beyoncé invited Luckett and Robertson to join her Renaissance Tour.

In the black-and-white video, Bey hugs Robertson and Rowland hugs Luckett in a backstage dressing room as Williams looks on fondly, with the singer explaining in a voiceover that this is the first time they've been together in many years. In the same room. Year. “It was like a new lease of life for us and a lot of healing,” she said.

The sentiment wasn't fleeting, as Luckett and Robertson also appeared at the Renaissance premiere on Nov. 25, along with Rowland and Williams, for the second time in less than a year. Reunion.

A moment to heal twenty-year-old wounds is worth ten seconds, something Beyoncé could fix by giving Hive a solo documentary (or a Destiny's Child reunion tour).