Despite being the most maligned aspect of Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show, Michelle Williams says performing at the Big Game was a huge joy.
"Oh, the Super Bowl was beautiful," Williams told Billboard of Destiny's Child's big reunion. "When three good girlfriends are together, you're free and you don't care who's around; you're just trying to catch up and be goofy. I had a blast. People at home watching... they don't catch the moments where, like in the 'Charlie's Angels' pose, I was smiling. We were all smiling. I was laughing with my girls. I don't care what anybody else says. I don't let it get me down. It was a beautiful thing."
The internet wasn't particularly kind to Williams in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Sites like Buzzfeed picked up the work of Poor Michelle, a blog that documents all the times that WIlliams "got the short end of the stick" in Destiny's Child. After the game, Gawker cited "the fear in Michelle's eyes" and even singer Keyshia Cole got into the mix by tweeting that Williams is "always f--king (sic) up the groove."
The Destiny's Child bandmate didn't necessarily make things easier for herself when she denied Super Bowl reunion plans existed in pre-game interviews, but she says she was simply trying to keep Beyonce's big secret.
Williams, who is currently starring in "Fela!" and co-wrote "Nuclear," Destiny's Child new song, with Pharrell Williams, said she's not letting haters get to her. In fact, she'd love to jump on stage with Beyonce and Kelly Rowland again: "It's a possibility. I think this was a good moment, and it felt good for all of us and you definitely want those moments again."
And thus we conclude another chapter of "Michelle Williams: Trouper."