“It’s good when an artist can do different things. Shoot, I might come back and sing some bluegrass music,” said the singer. “I like to take musical risks. Yes, they wanted me to do another gospel album that probably would have been safe, but Michelle loves all music and I followed my heart.”
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49452 Michelle Williams Car Pose
“Unfortunately, a lot of people have tunnel vision and want to lock you into one thing. Of course I knew my position,” said Michelle about her role in Destiny’s Child." Everybody has a role. Whether you’re working in an office or in a band, everyone has a role to fulfill. What I will say is I was confident and ready."
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49442 Michelle Williams Black Gloves
“Honestly, I’m just a lover of music. I didn’t want to be pigeonholed into one genre.”
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49491 Michelle Williams Strike A Pose
“Yes, I was a part of a group, but I’m not Beyoncé and she ain’t me. I’ll never be her. Just like Kelly will never be me nor will I ever be Kelly. When people say what I’m not, I don’t mind telling them that I like being Michelle.”
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49482 Michelle Williams Sparkle
“I got to know [Beyoncé and Kelly] on a personal level,” said Michelle.
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49462 Michelle Williams Dove
“It’s a beautiful thing, and every woman should follow her heart. What makes you happy and what’s healthy for you can’t ever be a bad thing,” said Michelle, who once dated an Italian guy as a tween. "An interracial relationship can expose you to so many things that you might not otherwise experience. "
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49472 Michelle Williams Side Pose
“As an artist, I truly believe that if you do what you want and love, eventually people will follow.”
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