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Michelle Williams Defends Falling During Destiny's Child Performance

Michelle Williams Defends Falling During Destiny's Child Performance

Singer Michelle Williams arrives at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, June 28, 2015. | (Photo: Reuters/Phil McCarten)

Some people are not letting singer Michelle Williams forget a 2004 Destiny's Child performance on BET where she took a tumble, but the gospel artist is refusing to be bullied for the gaffe.

Popular radio personality Charlamagne Tha God from New York City's syndicated morning show "The Breakfast Club" re-posted a clip of Williams tripping and falling while performing over a decade ago.

"I love @RealMichelleW with all my heart but this is forever funny," he wrote to over 1 million Twitter followers. "You see how Jesus got her right back up tho??"

Williams, 35, defended herself and pointed out that even in the blunder that has gone viral, she kept dancing right alongside former group members Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland.

"No one ever gives me credit for getting back up either," Williams responded. "I didn't miss nan choreography! Y'all are jerks!"

As someone who has overcome issues with self-esteem, the singer previously told Sister 2 Sister magazine she felt warranted in responding to her cyber bullies from time to time.

"I think the cyber bullying is just stupid because the majority of the time most of the cyber bullies just type it, but when they see you on the street, they're not gonna say it to your face," Michelle told Sister 2 Sister. "Every now and then, depending on what day you catch me, if you say something out of line to me — because I don't want you to be ignorant, I want you to be knowledgeable — I will spit something back to you that's factual and I'll say, 'God bless you' at the end."

Last year, Williams spoke to The Christian Post about overcoming insecurities that led her to write the song "Believe in Me."

"People might tell you 'Oh my gosh you're great, you have a great calling on your life,' or 'Oh your hair is so pretty today,'" Williams told CP. "... If I come to you and give you a compliment, it probably should be confirmation of what you already know. I just did not believe, I didn't think I was as good as other people around me."

For Williams, the beauty of freedom is more about her learning to let go of other people's opinions of her.

"Where you're no longer looking for permission to do your calling, you're no longer looking for permission to be who you are," Williams told CP about her definition of freedom. "You might be a goofy outgoing person, and people probably can't handle your personality. But hey that's the way God made you."


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