Because Lashan Franklin and Sugar have been inseparable best friends since kindergarten, Lashanʼs membership in the band was inevitable. Lashanʼs more stable family situation causes the two girls to spend the majority of time at Lashanʼs house. Lashan is a loyal friend who is completely content to bask in the reflected glow of Sugarʼs talent. She fully accepts the fact that, as long as Sugar and she are friends, she will never occupy center stage. While Sugar is the more talented of the two friends, Lashan is the smartest. Good grades come easy, and so does the respect and trust of the adults who surround Lashan.