Michelle Williams Talks About Getting Beyonce And Kelly Rowland On Her Video "Say Yes"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.05.2014
A Destiny's Child reunion...
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Michelle Williams spoke about getting her Destiny's Child groupmates Kelly Rowland and Beyonce to appear in the music video for her song "Say Yes". Here are highlights:
On the song getting leaked: "We heard all this commotion going on while we were filming. We filmed at somebody's house and they probably got excited and called their cousins and friends and, next thing you know, the whole town was on one street. ... I woke up to the news of the song being leaked and I just hate when that happens because it was an unmastered version. At the same time, I was overwhelmed by the support. I know things happen for a reason. I don't want anyone to think I'm pissed. I'm not."
On the origin of the song: "It is a song that came from Africa more than a hundred years ago. I don't think anyone knows who wrote it or who started singing that chorus. When the song leaked last week, so many people from Africa and Nigeria were trying to let me know where it came from."
On how Beyonce and Rowland got involved: "They received an advance copy of the album and called saying, 'We love 'When Jesus Says Yes'… there has to be a Destiny's Child mix of the song'. Kelly did it and Beyonce got right in the studio and did her part. I kept it a secret because I didn't want anyone to know until it was time."