Adina Howard will forever be known for her anthem “Freak like Me.” She rose to prominence in the mid-90s as the song was the first of many songs that sparked a revolution of sexy, female empowerment and the end of body and slut-shaming.
A lot of folks wondered what happened to Adina, whose career fizzled out abruptly after her smash debut album Do You Wanna Ride?
Apparently it wasn’t because she couldn’t make hits. Howard was taking her freak to next levels and was smashing Boyz II Men star Waya Morris while he was dating Howard’s lablemate and platinum-selling artist Brandy. Back then, Brandy was like a young Diana Ross and Howard was like a backup singer in comparison.
The Love Triangle got messy and news went all the way up to the top of the record label to Sylvia Rhone who served as President of Universal motown records until 2011. It spelled the end of Howard’s record deal and was revealed in Howard's recent UNSUNG episode.