*Michelle Williams visited HuffPost Live to plug her new Oxygen series “Fix My Choir,” and inevitably got on the subject of her former group Destiny’s Child.
The singer revealed that Whitney Houston once told her and fellow members Kelly Rowland and Beyonce to stay together back in the day.
Williams recalled that they ran into Houston at a Los Angeles hotel after spotting her then-husband Bobby Brown “in the hotel lobby and he said, ‘My wife loves you girls!’ She comes and starts singing ‘Say My Name.'”
Williams said that she “stayed normal, cause it’s nerve-racking for me when someone sees me and they freak out, so I don’t do that to other people.” Once she got back to her room, it was a different story: “I got the pillow, put it up to my face, and just went into convulsions, and screams of joy.”
Williams remembers Houston “killed it” when singing one of Destiny’s Child best-known tracks. Also, Williams remembers her “encouraging us. She said, ‘Y’all stay together, stick together, love each other.'”
The group released their last album together in 2004, though they recently reunited for Williams’ single “Say Yes.”
She released a new album, “Journey To Freedom,” this year, and her new reality series, “Fix My Choir,” with gospel star and “Preachers of LA” cast member Deitrick Haddon, airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Oxygen.
Watch Michelle’s HuffPost Live interview below. She talks about Whitney at around the 12-minute mark.