Gladys Knight on Why She Went Solo

Season 6 Episode 609
Aired on 09/23/2017 | CC
When Motown legend Gladys Knight decided to disband Gladys Knight & the Pips after 40 years together, she wasn't just leaving her group; she was leaving her family.

"I told my brother, 'I have to go,'" Gladys says, looking back on how she broke the news to her bandmate and brother, Merald Knight. "He was upset by that because he knew the group that we had known for 40 years was about to come to an end."

Here, Gladys reveals what led to the momentous decision and explains why taking the stage alone made her a more confident performer.

Want to know what else is coming up on OWN? Sign up for the This Week on OWN Newsletter.