Even before BeyoncÃ©‘s Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show was over, rampant and widespread criticism erupted online concerning different portions of the performance. For some, BeyoncÃ©‘s setlist of songs wasn’t impressive enough, for others her choice of outfit was unsatisfactory … and for others, the part of the show where Destiny’s Child reunited for the first time in years left much to be desired. In this instance, the critics took less issue with BeyoncÃ© and more issue with DChild member Michelle Williams who, in all honestly, appeared to have some difficulty keeping up with her groupmates when the time came to dance. Speaking to Billboard magazine, Williams is speaking out for the first time about the criticism she has received regarding her performance at the Super Bowl this year and wants the world to know that haters won’t keep her down … even if they may have a point.
Back in the groove of the touring company of “Fela!,” Michelle Williams says she’s still buzzing about the Destiny’s Child reunion during Beyonce’s halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII. And she’s bristling about social media chatter that speculated she wasn’t happy to be there. “Oh, the Super Bowl was beautiful,” Williams tells Billboard, adding that preparations for the segment — during which the trio sang a bit of “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” — was marked by horsing around that drove the choreographer and creative director crazy. “When three good girlfriends are together, you’re free and you don’t care who’s around; you’re just trying to catch up and be goofy. I had a blast. People at home watching… they don’t catch the moments where, like in the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ pose, I was smiling. We were all smiling. I was laughing with my girls. I don’t care what anybody else says. I don’t let it get me down. It was a beautiful thing.”
OH and remember that big fat, boldfaced LIE Michelle Williams told about there being no Destiny’s Child reunion before the reunion took place, yeah, she talks about that too:
“I was just trying to protect the integrity of Beyonce’s show,” she explains. “She really wanted it to be a surprise. Had I not had to promote ‘Fela!,’ I would not have had to answer those questions. So when people said, ‘Hey, Michelle, is it going to happen?’ I wasn’t going to say ‘yes.’ It wasn’t my show. (Beyonce) didn’t want anybody to know.”
Uh, huh … blame BeyoncÃ© girl … but you ain’t foolin’ no one, especially the man upstairs :/ In regards to partaking in possible future Destiny’s Child reunion performances, Michelle says she’s all for it:
Williams says she’d “do it again in a minute” with Destiny’s Child, which of course raises the question of whether the trio WILL do it again. “Who knows,” she answers. “It’s a possibility. I think this was a good moment, and it felt good for all of us and you definitely want those moments again.” The group had a reunion moment before the Super Bowl, of course, reconvening for the first time in eight years to record “Nuclear” for the new compilation, “Love Songs,” in December.
I hate that it’s so easy to pick on poor Michelle but dang if she doesn’t bring the criticism on herself. She’s a bad liar, which is a good trait … but when you are a bad liar, it’s easy to point fingers. She’s also not the most adept dancer nor is she particularly light on her feet so … when paired up with two fierce performers like BeyoncÃ© and Kelly Rowland, well, she kinda stands out. Still, I got a huge soft spot in my heart for dear Michelle. I hope we do get to see further DChild reunion performances in the future … not because I want to poke fun (honestly) but because it’s a bit magical when those 3 ladies get together again :) Let’s just hope Michelle is a bit more up to snuff if the ladies reunite on stage again.