Watch: Michelle Williams Revisits Destiny’s Child’s Most Embarrassing Moments

Published: Tuesday 8th Apr 2014 by Rashad

Television, stage, and music are just a few of the many wins attributed to Gospel songbird Michelle Williams over her storied career.

Indeed, the Midwestern beauty has conquered many-a-platform in her rise to the top – a rise that has been fueled by no shortage of Grammy wins, critically acclaimed solo outings, and Broadway deliveries (including a recently announced venture on the revived “Jesus Christ Superstar” national tour).

But, as any winner will tell you, the process can include its fair share of falls and fails.  A process Williams is no stranger to, the ‘We Break the Dawn’ diva recently took time to talk to TIME to break her silence on her career’s most “embarrassing moments”.

Did your favorite make the list?  See yet another reason why we love Michelle below:

She is such a great sport.  The trip down memory lane comes as part of Michelle’s recent endorsement deal with Playtex to encourage women to follow suit and relive their most embarrassing moments.

The funny feature comes just days after the singer announced plans to return to Broadway via a national tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” as well as news that she will be joining Tye Tribbett for an OXYGEN reality show “Fix My Choir”.

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  1. FutureCIARA April 8, 2014

    Why is she doing this to herself???

    Allowing these things in to her!

    She has gotten alot stronger as a person, and I am praying for her….. The bullying still goes on and is NOT ok.

    I hope she finds healing and closure through her Gospel music and Broadway acting….

    • FAF April 8, 2014

      I agree.. I wouldn’t have done no mess like this.. she’s nice & sweet

    • Realest April 8, 2014

      Bullying can only be successful if you allow it to have power over you. Otherwise, in Michelle’s case it is just a bunch of MUCH LESS successful, MUCH LESS financially stable, and MUCH MORE unhappy people behind computers just talking because they are unhappy with their own life’s.! She’s mos def winning and can laugh at herself, a sign of true grace and a woman of god!

      • Matthew Charlery-Smith April 8, 2014

        True “Women of God” don’t sing about the Lord one minute then turn up at the Superbowl looking like a dominatrix the next! Double standards RULE America! Don’t believe these “Convenient Christians!”

      • Realest April 8, 2014

        So wearing a black leather dress is dominatrix? Clearly you’re no fashionista and clearly you know nothing about fetish/dominatrix wear .. People stop masking #Ignorance and #LackofKnowledge as fact. Makes you look dumb!

  2. Emeral April 8, 2014

    OMG that fall on 106 and Park still has me crying with laughter. Beyoncé and Kelly’s faces included. But Michelle, I don’t see why you had to do this.

  3. coolness April 8, 2014

    Aww, I love her! Why did she do this though? Anyway, proud of her for maintaining success after DC. When she called that woman an idiot, I screamed! It’s great to see a strong woman like her who’s been ridiculed by ignorant folk for being a ‘flop’ when her bank account numbers supersede theirs by far.

    • FAF April 8, 2014

      They dont call her a flop, they say she’s irrelevant mainstream.. her album sales are bigger than Kellys, actually.. she’s been a force in gospel

      • Rebellious Soul April 8, 2014

        Don’t let your hate for Kelly blind you. Michelle is no force in gospel. Yolanda Adams, tamala mann, Leandria Johnson, Shirley Caesar, Tasha cobbs, the clark sisters, Kierra sheard, Beverly Crawford and CeCe winans are forces in gospel. Michelle is doing very well for herself but she’s no force !

      • FAF April 8, 2014

        I’m not blinded, sis.. Michelle has had a platinum album, kelly hasn’t

        if she puts out a gospel album today I guarantee it will sell

      • LS April 9, 2014


      • Matthew Charlery-Smith April 10, 2014

        Lies detected! Where has Michelle had a platinum album? She hasn’t even had a Top 40 album nor cracked more than 17k 1st week sales. FAF, know your facts, Heart to Yours has sold 200k!

      • rowlandstones April 10, 2014

        liar , if she went plat I WILL be happy for her but she didn’t. ONE MORE THENG SIMPLY DEEP SOLD 2 M, MS.KELLY 1 M. GOOGLE IT.

  4. what ?! April 8, 2014

    i had just watched the 106 and park fall yesterday smh why is she doing this ?

  5. Touché April 8, 2014

    This is why I love Michelle. She is so classy yet can still shade when it is appropriate. Anyways, I still don’t know why people target her. She is too modest and sweet to deserve that kind of treatment.

    • FAF April 8, 2014

      Theyre mad at her in favor of Letoya and Latavia when they need to target Matthew Knowles and the surviving members

      • Jewel April 8, 2014

        Sit down. How tf is this surviving members fault. SO dumb.

      • FAF April 8, 2014

        are we mad? its common knowledge that latavia and letoya expressed disdain in management and were dropped.. Beyonce and Kelly should have heard their friends concerns instead of being up her daddy’s ass.. bc she ultimately left him once she went solo..

        I’m sitting, f***

      • Jewel April 9, 2014

        Girl bye. L and L never blamed Beyonce and Kelly. So why are you?They were all young. And s*** like that is easier said than done when the manager is Mathew KNOWLES.

  6. Slay_Hive April 8, 2014

    LOOOOOOL This brings back so many memories. Me and my friend hollered laughing for hours!!!! 😀 😀 I still watch this clip on youtube evry now and then for a kii

  7. Realest April 8, 2014

    Y’all are letting the point TOTALLY go over your head. Michael has been in the industry for years and years coming on two decades (she was Monica’s backup singer before DC3) and any person can look back at their career and laugh at their “what was I thinking/doing” moments, whether it be in fashion, hair a performance, an incident. It’s called not taking yourself too seriously and being able to laugh. I’ve seen many, many, many famous people look back at “moments” of embarrassment in their careers.

    • Realest April 8, 2014


  8. Navy Nick April 8, 2014

    Touche’, and Realest said it best! Michelle is a beautiful woman, and honey, she is not worried about people hating-THEY HATE ON ALL STARS-LET’EM, she is still apart of 1 of the TOP female groups in History! LOVE HER!!!

  9. Mark111 April 8, 2014

    I hope they gave her a full interview and not just this. MW get laughed at while Kelly gets Beyonce questions. But atleast MW get asked DC question Vs just Beyonce questions. TIME would NEVER ask Beyonce these type of questions. Pretty disrespectful, yet karma for the whole Kesha Cole drama. Acting like she innocent when she was the one who started it this whole time.

  10. RoyalKev April 8, 2014

    Ugh! I thought this was going to be something light and fun to watch, but it wasn’t. Michelle seems a little pressed. She’s human and I understand that you sometimes you have to check a few basic ass people, but bragging about houses, cars, clothes & shoes just seems beneath her. She’s actually my 2nd favorite member in DC, but this was disappointing. Shelly you’ve done enough to hold your head up high! Please go back to that inspiring, secure woman that don’t let anyone steal her joy and stop feeding into the negative. No one means any harm by it anyway.

    • bam bam April 8, 2014

      But whn did she brag about a house car and shoes…. The video must show different things each time you press play

      • RoyalKev April 8, 2014

        @ the 2:45 mark!

    • Realest April 8, 2014

      I mean it’s not like she does it all the time. Beyonce brags about material objects, being the baddest etc etc. I don’t think she’s pressed, I mean nothing wrong with a lol self horn toot now and again. It’s not like she goes around doing it all the time or archiving it with her music. She’s human!!

      • RoyalKev April 8, 2014

        Lol. Why would you even compare what Bey mentions in a song to what Michelle is speaking on in an interview? I’m not saying that Michelle is a cocky person, she’s far from it. I’m just making a point to say that she doesn’t have to stoop down to someone else’s level to address immature people online. What’s in her bank account have nothing to do with these embarrassing moments or what lessors think of her. Bringing that stuff up to counter what a few haters think about you (that didn’t accomplish a third of what she’s done with her life) isn’t necessary. I feel Michelle has too much class to even go there! I’m all for tooting a horn though (if it’s about the talent).

      • yonce April 8, 2014

        She also called those material th ings blessings ppl just always looking for the negative

    • RoyalKev April 9, 2014

      Just calling a thing a thing! There is no hate or negativity in what I’m saying. Michelle wasn’t just speaking about her blessings (for God to be given any glory), she was trying to have people determine her self-worth by running down a list of all the material things she’s acquired. There wasn’t any need for someone like her to do that. Point blank! Leave that to the rappers who lose their money 3 years after earning it! Just because Michelle threw in that these things were blessings doesn’t take away from the true intention to speak on them. I’m not judging her, I just think there wasn’t any purpose served in bringing up her accounts.

      I’m not thrown off by people’s words. If I was that type, I’d also fail to see the “negative” in someone shading another artist just because they’re dressing things up by saying they love that person. Nobody makes it obvious these days!

  11. Matthew Charlery-Smith April 8, 2014

    Mathew Knowles did his job REALLY well for a reporter to not even know who she is. It all looked so glamourous at the start, but the moment the band split Michelle became irrelevant. I don’t even think she’s even had one of her solo singles enter the Billboard Hot 100!

    She slammed Farrah when she left because she was “Flying 1st class around the world and getting a pay check every month, and you’re tripping about your hair colour and a name?” 14 years after Farrah left Tenitra Williams still goes by the name, Michelle and nobody cares about her music!

    Calling the reporter an “idiot” is counterproductive. It is you, Michelle, who’s the real idiot to have swapped your unusual 1st name for your common, forgettable middle name, thus joining the millions of women around the English speaking world with the names Michelle Williams. Your choice, dummy! It was your choice to ignore warnings from the Christian and professional community who warned you about being non-existent in the grand scheme of Mathew’s plans for Beyonce domination. It was your choice to join a group you really didn’t fit because you wanted to be famous. I’ve never seen a member look so out of place. Most of the time she looked like a deer in the headlights (frightened) and was a poor dancer with a the most unpleasant nasal tone.

    Christians and Churchy peeps sing about God one minute then wanna s*** it up the next then are confused when neither market wants to buy into their stuff. she’s talented but I behind the scenes would probably be her thing. A decade of flops is enough, at least Kelly continues to sell singles…every so often!

    • Realest April 8, 2014

      You sound extremely upset. I didn’t know people were that pressed about Michelle seeing as though you claim she’s SUCH a non factor. Lol #HobbiesAreNeededin2014

    • Anna April 8, 2014

      You told not one lie. Michelle was always the oddball and that’s why she gets teased so often.

  12. The Great Lacefronce. April 8, 2014

    Destiny’s Child was pure SHITE

  13. King13 April 8, 2014

    People can say what they want about her, but she has a better personality than Beyoncé. She’s much more appealing to watch because she’s sweet and sassy. Meanwhile, B is boring in most interviews. This is coming from a Bey fan

    • THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. April 8, 2014

      THIEVINGonce is also a classless wh*re, don’t forget that

  14. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) April 8, 2014

    I’m sorry, I love Michelle but I lost it when the reporter asked if she sang! OMG DEATH!

  15. NANCY SLAY’S April 8, 2014

    that damn michelle and her shady ass!!!
    that 106 & park fall was the icing on the cake!!
    did u mofos see when she was trending on twitter #poormichelle
    omg…. thats so sad, how people do her, and shes the sweetest girl of them
    all….but she returned with thats not what my account says!!!(yes for the read!!)

  16. FutureCIARA April 8, 2014


    Make a post about the MICHAEL JACKSON “XSCAPE” listening party!!

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) April 8, 2014

      Ima need AHS season 4 to hurry the hell up. Did you know its Jessica Lang’s last season?

      • FutureCIARA April 8, 2014

        TELL ME ABOUT IT!!!!

        Cannot wait!

        I had no idea this would be Jessica Lange last season… Hopefully she will find more work, she is great at what she does… But I really hope they give Angela Basset more awesome roles in the seasons to come!

  17. PlumPeach April 9, 2014

    This is the version of Michelle that came for Keyshia Cole…

    She seemed a bit off on this but good sport like TGJ said.

  18. 22daydreamers April 10, 2014

    its strange that most of those “most embarrassing moments” were dc’s and not michelle’s exclusively…

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