Michelle Williams is shooting down rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion at the Superbowl. Beyonce has been slated to perform for months, but when news broke of a new Destiny’s Child album, rumors began flying that the trio would reunite in the performance.
Even an alleged set list leaked last week, teasing fans with a “Bills, Bills, Bills/Survivor/Nuclear” medley. And no one–not Beyonce, not Kelly, not Michelle–called it out as fake.
Now that the performance is drawing near, Michelle is changing her tune a bit. In a recent interview, Michelle was quick to squash the rumors of a Destiny’s Child Superbowl reunion. “It is rumored,” she said recently to WRUG radio, when asked about the performance.
“I’m going to be in the musical Fela!” she continued, to a very scrutinizing face from the journalist. “I hate to disappoint the people and tell them that it’s not true.” Williams is currently appearing in the musical, which chronicles the life of Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti.
However, several pieces of evidence are poking wild holes in Michelle’s story. First of all, the Fela! website blatantly states Williams will not be appearing in the performances scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 3, aka Superbowl Weekend.
The website Travelzoo.com (which sells Fela! tickets) also posted a disclaimer for those dates that Michelle Williams would “not be in the show Jan 31- Feb 3 due to the group’s Superbowl performance.”
So, it seems Michelle is merely bating fans by denying the reunion. It is sort of odd for Michelle to be the one denying the reunion and drumming up suspense for the performance when she clearly needs the visibility the most.
Kelly Rowland and Beyonce have yet to comment on the matter, although both have been spotted in New Orleans this week.
You can watch Michelle play the denial game below: