Destiny”s Child member Michelle Williams is known to fans as the quieter member of the singing trio that includes artists Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Kelly Rowland. In the case of Beyoncé’s inauguration 2013 national anthem lip-sync scandal, thus far, she’s the most vocal. The R&B-turned-gospel singer-turned-Broadway thespian has come to her band mate’s defense.
In an interview with “ET,” she says, “I will say this, it’s not the first or the last time that someone has had to lip-sync … my greatest singer of all time, Whitney Houston, it came to light that her anthem was in fact lip-synced.”
When asked about artists singing live versus pre-recorded, “It’s their personal preference. With big crowds and echoes, you know when it’s a big historical moment, you don’t want any room for any mistakes so I can understand why it was done.”
Coupled with the spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Band seemingly confirmation to The Times, with Williams’ response we can infer that it’s not a rumor and Beyoncé’s performance was enhanced with a pre-recorded CD.
What we know for sure is she’s currently preparing for her upcoming role in Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! and a Destiny’s Child reunion. It’s been eight years and fans are in for a treat with their new music titled Love Songs, which is a collection of their most romantic tracks over the years, in addition to at least one new song titled “Nuclear.”
Check out the most unforgettable Destiny’s Child scandals, moments and best performances, before and during Michelle Williams’ enlisting. –yvette caslin