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Album: The Writing's On The WallReleased: 1999Charted:
Two members of Destiny's Child - LeTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett - quit the group before the video shoot for this song. They were replaced by Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, who were mostly hidden in the video. Franklin was fired a few months later and the group continued as a trio.
This is about a woman who wants to hear her boyfriend speak affectionately to her because she suspects he's in a room with another woman. She says, "When no is around you, you say 'Baby, I love you' Why you playing games?"
In 2000, this won Grammys for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group.
In a 2008 interview with Pop Justice
, Kelly Rowland revealed that this is her favorite Destiny's Child song. She said: "It was so much fun to record and we crossed over with that song into a whole new world and it was amazing for us. Our audience got bigger."
Luckett and Roberson alleged they didn't know they were out of the group until they saw their replacements, Franklin and Williams, in the video. The clip, which won for Best R&B Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also helmed the promo for "Jumpin' Jumpin.'"
The group wrote this with LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III and Rodney Jerkins - the same team that was busy preparing Jennifer Lopez for a singing career that same year with her debut hit "If You Had My Love