Las Vegas might usually be where pop stars go to die, but last night at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, one act came back to life: While the rest of the world was watching the cringe-worthy iHeartRadio awards or turning their Twitter profiles blue, Michelle Williams was joined for her song “Say Yes” by none other than her Destiny’s Child sisters, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé.
Both the track, which appears on Williams' 2014 album “Journey to Freedom,” and its corresponding video, which won music video of the year at the awards, already feature guest appearances from Bey and Kelly, but the triforce performance at the Orleans Arena was unscheduled (publicly, at least).
Wearing what essentially are grown-up versions of their ‘90s/'00s outfits -- white blazers, artfully ripped jeans, gold pumps -- the trio gave the song a subtle but obviously pitch-perfect rendition. It’s the first time the women have appeared together onstage like this since Bey’s Super Bowl halftime show in 2013.
It’s unclear at the moment whether Beyoncé took center stage on Michelle’s song the whole time -- the pixelated videos uploaded by audience members certainly indicate that, though the song features verses by all three singers -- but we’ll find out when the Stellar Awards air April 5 on TV One.
The original fan-recorded video clip has been pulled down from most platforms, but TMZ still has a version you can watch here (for now).