Michelle Williams insists she is not bothered by people's jests, instead she is turning them into profit.
Williams, the 33-year-old former Destiny's child member, has had her share of embarrassing moments but has not shied away from embracing them. Now, she is gearing up to tour with "Jesus Christ Superstar" production, representing Playtex and working with Hyundai's Hope on Wheels efforts to end childhood cancer.
Still, some people have found time to poke fun of Williams, making her a trending topic on the social media network Twitter when people created the phrase "#poormichelle." With the hashtag came a plethora of people who remembered moments when group members Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland seemed to treat Williams in an inferior manner.
However, Williams recently told TIME how she feels about people's rude comments about her.
"Regardless of what people do or say about me, I am always blessed," she told TIME. "The fact that people sit and search for this stuff, I am on your mind daily."
In fact, Williams insists she is thankful for the negativity she has been receiving.
"So I thank you so much for making me relevant every single day. I have you all to thank for that. Thank you so much," she said. "My accounts are bigger because of you. Shoes. Clothes. Houses. Cars. Blessings. Thank you!"
After a number of people uploaded images of Williams and her former group members in different scenarios with the intention of joking about the singer earlier this month, she took the jokes in stride.
"#PoorMichelle that's not what my accountant said," the Christian singer tweeted. "Y'all be blessed now."
She followed up by writing "for every action, there's a graceful reaction."
In a previous interview with The Huffington Post, Williams spoke about advising her 25-year-old self about being ok with not fitting in.
"It's OK to be yourself. It's OK to be odd. It's OK to not fit in," Williams told the publication. "If there is something different about you, embrace that."