Thursday, October 19, 2017

Michelle Williams Considered Suicide While In Destiny's Child


Michelle Williams admits she was suicidal during the height of Destiny's Child's success...

In a candid discussion about mental health on The Talk Michelle shared,
"I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression."
"When I disclosed it to our manager at the time, bless his heart, he was like, 'You all just signed a multi-million dollar deal. You’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?'"
"So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I’m just tired...but it got to the point where I was suicidal. I was at the place where it got so dark and heavy...and wanted out."
"I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that ‘I've been suffering from depression."

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it because Beyonce and Kelly treated you like a castaway?

Anonymous said...

Good thing she didn't tell Beyoncé or she would not even be here today. The way she was watching you fall and stepping around you and directing you where to stand with her finger and head. SMH

Anonymous said...

They did treat that child like she was an irrelevant afterthought! It was always painfully obvious how they overlooked her and kept her in the background until they decided to half-ass give her 2 minutes of limelight here and there from time because it was getting too obvious! Bet that's why none of other former girls worked out in the group either! I always felt for Michelle because of that! Glad she's speaking her peace was strong all those years!

Anonymous said...

I See SHE'S STILL WAXING THAT UPPER LIP,HUH?

Anonymous said...

and we all know kelly was nothing but beyonce's hype man! "oh beyonce is so amazing, beyonce is this and that" WHILE SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE PROMOTING HER OWN ALBUM she did more promotion of beyonce, that's when she came out w/ that tired ass embarassing song "dirty laundry" i was like gurrrl byeeee. you see how far all that beyonce dick-sucking got you?

Anonymous said...

Duhhhh she was treated like the step child. I still recall when they were performing and Michelle fell down... They looked at her and kept singing. They didnt even reach a hand out. In their eyes...Honey she was a space filler and should be happy she got some coins out of it because she can't sing worth a damn

Don balee me juh watch said...

She can say her peace now but she BET NOT say nothin about Beyoncé. You'll see her disappear faster than a lunch break. I'm sure she knows the real side of Beyoncé that we never see. I'm sure she is hell on wheels when no one is watching, and Bey probably made it clear that one step outta line and she would be replaced. I saw her in the Broadway production of Aida and she was bone thin. I guess Bey had her starving herself to cope.

Anonymous said...

2 minutes how about 10 seconds
And even when she first did that solo successful upbeat gospel first by herself a few years ago, they came in and re did the song (poof! her solo song disappeared but was replaced by the majority of their vocals ...i.guess she couldn't even have that for herself) and they took that limelight again too when they were on hiatus ....deja vu again

Anonymous said...

Michelle went a lot of places and got a lot of money for not being able to do too much. Wait she did do that play uhm....

Malika JustMalika said...

I can believe this because she looked so awkward and uncomfortable in the "Soldier" video. Go back and watch it and look at her face. I knew then that she was miserable.

Anonymous said...

Sooo since we have all these Michelle fans in here....How many of yall went out and purchased her album?? Don't all speak at once!

Anonymous said...

poor michelle. i remember when she first entered the group she was a healthy wealthy, cute young woman. near the end of the group her bones where sticking out and she always looked on edge. the fear of messsing up, having constantly kiss bey's ass (i'll never forget when they were all in that limo when farrah was still in the group and kelly was going on and on about beyonce michelle would chime once and while and farrah was looking at them like why are y'all gassing this chicks head up. fararah said it was required to praise bey)., limited singing in the " top selling female group." i feel for michelle, but to a certain extent she did it to herself. even on the outside i can tell it's probably not a healthy space to be involved in the DC group, because ultimately it's really the KNOWLES family group, and if you don't fall in line, kiss ass you will be treated like crap. She should have grabbed up her dignity a long time ago and bounced. but greed got the best of her. i wish her well though.

Anonymous said...

Disappear faster than a lunch break....smh hilarious

That was some of the coldest ike turner shit when she fell on stage and bey gave her rhat look and they danced stepped ....shit was colder than a blizzard in the south pole! That's One of the many reasons why they always got the side eye in my humble opinion!

Anonymous said...

Well maybe if yall bought her music she wouldnt have been depressed.....

Anonymous said...

Yet she hung on in there. All the rest of them was like hell no I will not kiss this bitch ass for the rest of my days. Good thing Michelle came somewhere towards the end cuz she wouldn't of made it in the beginning Matthew would of had to rename the group Bey Plus 1. Right before they got rid of his ass.

Anonymous said...


Welp cancel any dreams of a reunion. Can't meet the twins shit about to get real Shelly. #joinkanye

Anonymous said...

MICHELLE CANT SING??????? UMMMMM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd-J_GbO8lI

I troll it like I see it said...

She never looked like she belonged in the group anyway. Always looked insecure, unsure of herself and miserable. Good she is taking care of her mental health, being in that cesspool industry will fuck anybody up, who did not have a strong foundation mentally, physically and spiritually along with a loving family unit with a tight secure bond.

Anonymous said...

I bet she did o yeah I bet she did consider suicide being around them, she probably seen and heard alot, I believe it, it's enough to make u want to commit suicide, glad she didn't but what they are into if u aren't strong and wicked enough u probably would want to end it all

Anonymous said...

@ 10:43 am ...michelle sounded the best and had best lines in cater to you. i always play her part over and over again. she has a nice voice, but being regulated to two lines in the group, limited singing opportunities i think she was always scared to really sing. kelly too. kelly has some beautiful notes. bey is just an okay singer, she's more a entertainer.

Anonymous said...

Michelle was a salaried employee of Music World, and not signed to Sony at all, so the multi-million dollar deal Matthew was happy about really didn't affect her at all.

Anonymous said...

So, basically Michelle was a slave to the group. The knowles love them some good white folks. They are the only people who mention their dna status to the world (french, creole). That's why Beyonce get along with the "shark" Jay. I heard the story of Tina who told about how the white folks saved her from being alone with Mathew. Michelle just have to take this experience to warn others of a attempt measure that was to the extreme. When it comes to money somebody has to die, I'm sorry. It's like a sacrifice with purpose or not. Michelle, we called them out along time ago, now they're on the bandwagon to stay relevant today. I'm allergic to fake and evil, we are peaceful people not the human demonizer of corruption for wealth. As the saying goes, "money is the root of all evil".

Anonymous said...

If money is the root of all evil" then stop cashing your paycheck sis.....

Anonymous said...

@12:10 Actually I didn't cash it, but you have to live to survive in whyte Amerikkka that was taken from Native Americans, now you have to feel the wrath. Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bitch you cash every check you get. Lie to ya chillins dont lie to me.

Anonymous said...


They told on themselves from the very beginning....Destiny's Child (child = one person ..not the group but one, meaning Miss Beyonce)
Destiny's Child = Beyonce

Anonymous said...

She said she started suffering from depression since the age of 13. I wonder what caused it, I'm sure the pressure of being in DC later on didn't help. Damn Ratty, her parents, band mates didn't seek to get her help? Or is this an excerpt?

Anonymous said...

@11:58
The saying is, "the LOVE for money is the root of all evil".

Anonymous said...

Even Solange sings better than Beyoncé but if you are only hired to sing doo wop. If she felt like killing herself quite sure Kelly tried.

Chrissy Snow said...

12:26 I still remember when they first started out and the first question always asked was their reason for using "child" instead of "children."
It was always some dumb explanation offered up but it was clear Beyonce was to be the star. My heart goes out to Michelle. I'm just going to continue waiting patiently for Kelly's tell all book to drop. It's coming.

Just an observation said...

10:41
Go sit your dumb ass in the corner, you Beyoncé shitting and breathing ass Stan! Who gives a fuck about seeing her twins.
This girl is speaking openly about a disease that affects many people and how it almost took her life.
You motherfuckers are the fucking problem. Go kill yourself you dumb dickhead!

Anonymous said...

3:04 U know if kelly did do a Tell all, she has to omit anything neg. about Bey. These girls are on a NDA including latoya luckett.

Kelly is Matty's daughter. So in a way she was coerced to stay as the "hype girl" of the "group"

But im proud Michelle spoke her story.

Anonymous said...

The saying is not "Money is the root of all evil."
It's "The LOVE of money is the root of all evil."

Anonymous said...

12:26
3:04

I remembered when I started paying attention and pondering the connection between the name and why all the focus was on Beyonce (from the clothes, hair, to her doing all the singing) and she was doing all the talking and everyone was bragging in the group on Beyonce!

I put 2 and 2 together back then and knew then it only going to be a matter of time before she was going to go solo!

Anonymous said...

432 step away from the ledge and calm the fuck down.

Just an observation said...

8:08
I'm calm. I'm calm....lol!

Miss JI said...

So...er’body just gon’ take po’ Michelle’s story and make it all about Beyonce? Even now people make it all about Beyonce...no wonder she was depressed. IJS

Anonymous said...

The first @12:26 p.m. I’m a Bitch! YOU IS stressed, what? Your baby-daddy doesn’t come half the time, just the weekend, or when he feels like it. Don’t take it out on me about money, you don’t know me. I didn’t cash it like I said. We have our own business and I do what I do when I feel like it. I was speaking on Michelle, because I’ve had friends like her and I’m not selfish. You need to go somewhere trying to check somebody with your life and stop harassing grown folks.

Just an observation said...

10:20
Exactly!!

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