The internet was buzzing after Keyshia Cole criticized Michelle Williams’ Superbowl performance on Twitter. Many felt Keyshia was out of line for speaking negatively about a fellow artist while others felt she was only expressing what many of us were thinking.

Though Michelle didn’t formally respond to Keyshia, she posted a message today on her Facebook page about her experience at the Superbowl via The YBF:

It was an honor to share the stage with my sisters Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on Sunday night. To all my ladies, we must learn to stick together and support each other. The incredible Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson did an amazing job too! Thank you to my sister Beyonce for sharing your moment with Destiny’s Child. Love you!

People are interpreting Michelle’s message as evidence that she’s taking the high road, focusing on supporting other women rather than fueling negativity and conflict. Since the Superbowl featured performances by so many talented women of color (including Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys), it’s unfortunate that the spirit of sisterhood was undermined by Cole’s negative comments. Kudos to Michelle for being a class act.

What do you think about Michelle Williams’ comments, Clutchettes?

  • AM

    Classy lady. All the best to her.

  • dirtychai

    She seems like she’s a super nice person. She was great in Aida.

  • ChaCha1

    She made herself look a lot better and classier than Keyshia Cole (or a lot of other “celebs” for that matter). I think she’s supposed to be a gospel-ish singer, so it wouldn’t have looked good if she had of responded in the same manner as Keyshia, but even she wasn’t (a gospel-ish singer), I think she simply has more class.

  • Salmon

    Classy and to the point without being to hokey and overly kumbaya

  • E.M.S.

    Here’s a perfect example of how to handle things professionally, whether you’re dishing it or on the receiving end.

    Michelle didn’t even bother to address it, a classy move. Keyshia on the other hand, seems to still be stuck on it. Her facebook has several childish posts following the incident. Didn’t help she uses so much text speak I could barely read it either.

  • Child, Please

    I didn’t expect anything less from Michelle; she’s always been gracious and thankful for any and everything!

  • omfg

    kill them with kindness.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    A wonderful and classy respond without actually responding to the foolishness. Besides, Keyshia Cole is looking even more foolish because the old ex-members of DC gave Beyoncé, Michelle and Kelly their props and if these ladies could do it while being classy nobody is worrying about Keyshia’s ranting.

  • Rue.

    Not necessarily…If the criticism is warranted I don’t care about the gender…

  • Overseas_Honeybee

    Well done :) Michelle’s true character “spoke” for her. No need to argue with fools.

  • Rosey

    Good for her for not addressing it. It takes Keyshia look even more irrelevant, like a bottom feeder. Plus its a classy move.

  • Tina

    Keyshia should not have posted what she did out of professional courtesy but Michelle gave a poor performance that was roundly criticized and the criticism was warranted. Being supportive of other women and expecting women at the top of their field to bring their A game are not mutually exclusively.

  • The Comment

    I’m not going to give u a thumbs down (I’ll tell u to ur face!…LOL.)

    Keyshia is not professional because she is the personification of a hateful, mean spirited evil chick who is always stuck in hater mode. All that to say the your girl is just a good ole’ fashion hood rat. She can not comprehend what professional means.

    There are a zillion entertainers who have been off here and there..but do they warrant such a bitter response from a nobody who can’t sell out a high school gymnasium?

    Keyshia is not teachable! She is not classy! She is hopeless. No amount of opportunity will help her cause she sees nothing wrong with being ugly.

    Where as Mary J. Blige took us on a very long journey of healing, recovery and forgiveness…. this scrapper ridin’ boo thang can only appeal to knocked up 8th graders fighting over they baby daddie named Nico who hasn’t washed his ass in two months.

  • mikey kun

    so classy michelle, just know you have done more with your time in Destiny’s Child then Keyshia has done in her Whole career

  • http://Clutch SL

    Sorry – I tried to give you a thumbs up…but this stupid iPad shifted the screen and Hit thumbs down – but thumbs up!!!

  • http://www.goodlooknout.com GoodLooknOut

    I think Michelle did poorly as well but it didn’t need to be said in such an unsupportive way by Keisha. Besides they didn’t ask Keisha to perform anyway. Jealousy is such an ugly look on anyone, including D list celebs like Keisha!

  • Carmen

    I think people should know that Michele is Michele. She is not Kels or Bey. She brings what she brings and we should all just appreciate it. Kelly and Bey feed off of each other when they perform. They’ve been doing it together for years. Michele is her own person and has her own style. I don’t think she was that bad tbh. I was just glad to see them together. She is right and I love her spirit! GO MICHELE!

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