Jun 25, 2010

Cover for Juanita Bynum's new CD trilogy project.
 
 

Her new album, "The Diary of Juanita Bynum" is scheduled for release in 2011. She said the trilogy project is not going to be just "another CD, but it's going to be a message and the story of my heart and my diary."

Not so long ago, Bynum went through a very stormy and very public breakup with her then-husband, Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III. In  2007, Weeks attacked Bynum in the parking lot of a metro hotel after the couple, then separated, met to discuss their problems. Weeks was convicted of aggravated assault.

In addition to the CD project, Bynum is working on launching her candle and bath products and makeup lines. Bynum is also working on a play based on her song, "Soul Cry (Oh, Oh, Oh) and tour. One of the covers in the trilogy project was shot by Derek Blanks, who shot the Atlanta Housewives in the alter ego poses. Bynum, however, declines to discuss what her alter ego photo will be, but says people will be surprised.

Q: Are you in a relationship now? I'm sure you've read the Internet rumors that you and Mr. [Mathew] Knowles are actually an item.

A: Yes, that is absolutely ridiculous. I have never had a private conversation with Mr. Knowles. I have never been in a private room with him, [or] a private setting with him. I have never had a private telephone conversation with him. I don't have his e-mail address and he doesn't have mine. None of that is true... But no, I'm [not] dating anybody. That is not my focus right now. 

Q: A lot of people want to know about your relationship with your former husband – Bishop Weeks. Do you have a relationship with him?

A: No, when I left the divorce court, I never looked back. A lot of times people will say this was said about you and that was said about you and he said this and that, but I never heard it. I just set my focus and that was one thing my father was instrumental in helping me to do.... I don't speak to him. I don't have any communication. I don't know what he's doing. If people are looking for me to say something bad about him or  put my mouth on him, or say this or say that, they won't get it out of me because that's just not my spirit.

 

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