The only thing for certain is that few people know for certain whether or not Destiny’s Child will reunite during the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday in New Orleans. There have been both hints and denials of a potential performance from different parties involved, but recent interviews suggest the chances are high that the “Bootylicious” trio will take the stage together again during Beyoncé Knowles’ solo show.
“I can’t really give you any details, I’m sorry!” Knowles said when questioned about the reunion at her press conference Thursday, reports Yahoo! News.
She added, “We did a new song, and it was so exciting hearing us together again. I dropped on the floor like a teenager again when I heard us harmonize. It’s always such a pleasure to be around them professionally and personally.”
The rumors began spinning in January when insider sources broke the news to Us Weekly, stating Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams would join Knowles for “a short medley of the group’s hits, culminating in a brand-new song, “Nuclear,” their first original material in more than eight years.” Williams was later questioned on the matter, first shying away from the idea by commenting she’d been too busy rehearsing for her performance in the Broadway play Fela! to do a reunion, then later dismissing reports further.
“I hate to disappoint the people, and tell them that it’s not true,” Williams said.
And yet this week, Fela! posted a note on its website stating that Williams “will not be appearing January 31st – February 3rd” in the production, an absence conveniently coinciding with the NFL Championship.
Either way, fans have been thrilled by the news, and the appearance would offer significant promotional value to their new album Love Songs. It was released January 29th, and is a compilation comprised of mostly older material recorded from 1997-2004. The record provides a reminder of the bold, sensational formula that made Destiny’s Child and other girl groups a hit back in the late 90’s and early 00’s, and something that hasn’t been successfully replicated since.