After the group’s break-up, she went on to pursue her own solo career, releasing the album The Floacist Presents Floetic Soul in 2010.
She also returned to England and married her long-time partner, fellow poet Nolan Weekes.
SUCCESS STORY: Stewart (left) with Floetry bandmate Marsha Ambrosius at the Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards in 2003 “I never begrudged Marsha doing interviews or doing what she wanted to do,” said the London-born lyricist.
” Hurt by how the situation between her and Ambrosius unfolded, the Grammy nominee revealed that the stress of the break-up took a toll on her health.And I was never going to have a war with her [Ambrosius] – no way.” Stewart explains that all she ever wanted to do was make good music, perform and study her craft.Less interested in chasing fame, she says that it was her refusal to branch out into more mainstream soul that pushed her and Ambrosius apart. A lot of the journey, to the point of Marsha signing with Aftermath and going solo, had been about me not allowing Floetry to be sacrificed to this idea of trading on what a success it was.“I walked away and I tried to get Marsha to walk away with me, to be able to protect the integrity of the music and stop it from being pushed into a more mainstream, hip-hop production.I have things that I believe in deeply and I think that walking by these lines, doors open and blessings and opportunities come into our lives.“To this day, there is nothing that Marsha and I had actually fallen out about.This was the result of a manager looking for better opportunities and the idea of ‘let’s cross over and do something different.’ I was never going to get into tearing down or destroying our brand and what we represented.“They blacklisted me because I fired the man who used to be our manager and he very much wanted to make sure that he was able to say that old American cliché of ‘you’ll never work here again’.“So some parts of my silence were attempted to be forced on me, but in my own spiritual journey, I had come to a very silent place.” Ready to break her silence, Stewart gives her account of what caused the group’s demise – and she insists there was no personal grievance between herself and Ambrosius.“At the time, I was of the belief that what was supposed to be done, was being done.I was not going to get into a public feud with Marsha, no way.