Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Totally Sidesteps Beyoncé Question At Lion King Premiere

When in doubt, strike a pose.

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams had a rather strange reaction when asked about Beyoncé’s contributions to the upcoming Lion King remake.

On Tuesday night, Michelle was among the guests at the film’s world premiere, and was full of praise for her bandmate, who voices Nala in the live action version of the Disney classic.

I thought it was absolutely brilliant,” Michelle told Variety, when asked how she felt when she first heard Beyoncé would be playing Nala. “No one else could do it. When I think about her eye colour, her skin, her hair, she’s perfect for it!”

However, when the subject changed to Spirit – Beyoncé’s new song, which features on The Lion King soundtrack – Michelle had a rather different reaction.

After being asked if she’d heard “the new music”, Michelle dodged the question completely, instead looking into the camera and proceeding to strike a variety of poses.

“So that’s a no comment?” Variety’s journalist asked, sparking a laugh from Michelle.

Michelle speaks to Variety
Michelle speaks to Variety

Also in attendance at the event were Beyoncé and her daughter Blue Ivy, who wore matching outfits for the occasion.

Although the group hasn’t released new music in almost 15 years, Destiny’s Child have performed together on a number of occasions since then.

Beyoncé and Kelly also contributed verses to Michelle’s 2014 gospel track Say Yes.