Going into Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, you could put 50 bucks on the Ravens or the 49ers, but the real gamble is what's going down during Beyonce's half-time show -- specifically, will Bey make room for the rest of Destiny's Child?
Will Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams somehow join her on stage?
Will they finally have the good sense to turn down Tina Knowles' wardrobe advice?
And will Bey sound some sort of ghetto-fab, bedazzled conch shell to summon them there?
(Your local bookie should have odds for each of these scenarios.)
Because after the pop group released Nuclear this month, their first new recording in years, the rumours of a reunion grew, flourishing like Beyonce's Goldmember-era afro weave, and then last week, Us Weekly published the act's would-be Super Bowl setlist. According to an anonymous tipster, DC would appear at the New Orleans Superdome, playing Bills, Bills, Bills and Survivor along with their brand new single -- even though most self-respecting Destiny's Child fans could probably select a better playlist.
But what do the ladies themselves have to say? Beyonce's been pretty quiet since lip-synching at the presidential inauguration. (And DURING her lip-synching routine at the presidential inauguration, if you want to get fussy about it.)
But Michelle Williams, who's been doing promo for the touring production of Fela! -- she stars in the Tony-winning production -- has been talking with the press. And after an interview with radio station WRUG, the odds of seeing Destiny's Child at the Super Bowl just got a lot more extreme.
Responding to reports of a Super Bowl reunion, Williams said it's only "rumoured." And then she explained that it's pretty much impossible for her to make it to New Orleans for half time. "I'm gonna be in the musical Fela," she said. According to the show's touring schedule, the production does two shows in Washington, D.C. on Super Bowl Sunday, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Has the technology for human teleportation been perfected? I don't think science is ready for that jelly.
"I hate to disappoint the people and tell them that it's not true," Williams said. And with that, the potential of seeing Destiny's Child perform together this weekend has been scuttled.
Unless they use a hologram.
Or LaTavia Roberson, LeToya Luckett or Farrah Franklin.
"I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry," Williams apologized, before saying a Destiny's Child reunion shouldn't be completely ruled out -- even if you won't see her onstage at the Superdome. "We have talked about it," she said. "You know, one day soon."
Just before her interview with WRUG, Williams was more coy about the Super Bowl rumours. While visiting MTV, she told the outlet that she couldn't confirm or deny the rumours. "Unfortunately, I honestly can't say," she told MTV last week.
Watch Michelle Williams shoot down the Super Bowl rumours: