20 Years of “Bills, Bills, Bills”
June 14, 2019, marked the 20th anniversary of “Bills, Bills, Bills,” the lead single from Destiny’s Child’s sophomore album, The Writing’s on the Wall, and the group’s first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was co-written by Kandi Burruss, Kevin Briggs and all four members of the group at the time — Beyoncé, Kelly, LeToya and LaTavia.
Much like Kandi’s other “man-bashing” creation, “No Scrubs,” “Bills, Bills, Bills” had certain types of men in their feelings. And like they did for “No Scrubs,” Sporty Thievz made another response track, but it didn’t stick quite like “No Pigeons.”
The music video, which was set in a hair salon, was an homage to the group’s stylist and Bey’s mama, Tina Knowles. However, that’s not the most interest fact about the video: Among its extras is soon-to-be replacement Farrah Franklin, who would only last all of six months in the group. What a time.
Join me in revisiting this classic!