Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams has nothing but love and support for her former bandmate Beyonce, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t elements of surprise in their sisterhood. According to US Weekly on Jan. 25, Williams admitted some embarrassment when she heard the graphic nature of some of the songs from Beyonce’s new self-titled album.
Beyonce dropped the surprise album on Dec. 13 without warning and saw the album instantly rise to the top of the charts. With hits like “Drunk in Love”, “Superpower”, and “XO”, Beyonce delivers a style that she has become known for, but the lyrics in some of the songs are more sexually graphic. Williams explained that she loves the new album but some of the lyrics were more revealing then she expected.
She told US Weekly at the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Music Event:
“I was telling someone on the way here how I was laughing. I don’t know if it’s laughter or shyness or embarrassment because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things, and I’m like, ‘That’s private girl! We aren’t supposed to know all that. But she is married and has produced a bay, and we know what you have to do to produce a baby OK!”
Michelle Williams does have a cameo in the video for the single, “Superpower”, collaboration with Frank Ocean, and although lyrics in some of the songs such as “Blow” and “Rocket” embarrasses her, she does give the entire album kudos.
Williams wasn’t sure about a Destiny’s Child reunion album as all three members continue to work on solo projects. The trio did reunite on stage at last year’s Super Bowl half time show. The 34-year-old Williams last released her own solo album in 2008.
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