Diana Ross on The Supremes: ‘The best girl group ever period’

Published February 10, 2021, 5:04 PM

by Robert Requintina

The Supremes (Diana Ross Instagram)

Despite the feud, Motown legend Diana Ross offered her condolences to the family of Mary Wilson, co-member of the girl group The Supremes, who passed away on Feb. 9.

“I woke up to the news. My condolences to Mary’s family. I am reminded that each day is a gift. I have so many wonderful memories of our time together. “The Supremes” will live on in our hearts. 💕” said Ross on Instagram Feb. 10.

Ross also shared another snap calling The Supremes as “The Best Girl Group Ever Period.” The group has 12 No. 1 songs on the Billboard chart.

In August 2000, Ross discussed her alleged feud with Wilson during a sit-down interview with esteemed broadcast journalist Barbra Walters.

Diana Ross

“It makes me quite sad. The first thing she [Wilson] said [when Ross called her to discuss a reunion] was, “what took you so long?”. I think if we offered her the moon, she would not have been happy. She’s had a lot of pain,” said Ross in an article by The Telegraph.

Wilson figured  in a 1994 driving accident in which she sustained serious injuries and in which her 14 year-old son Rafael died. 

“She is targeting me. I see such unhappiness coming out of her,” added Ross in the same interview.

Wilson claimed her former bandmate had struck a deal whereby Ross would receive “$15 to $20 million” for a Supremes tour, while she would get “two million…maybe three”. Cindy Birdsong, the other surviving vocalist, would receive even less.

“There is a certain thing about Diana,” said Wilson. “She wants everything herself.”