Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CoachellaBeyoncé‘s historic performance at Coachella in April involved a Destiny’s Child reunion that some fans might have thought was a spur-of-the-moment decision on Bey’s part.
However, D.C.’s Kelly Rowland tells Page Six that the appearance was planned months ahead of times.
“[Beyoncé] asked us early on — I can’t remember how early, but it was early. Months before,” she says.
“It wasn’t really hard to keep the secret, though, because I wanted it to be a surprise for the fans.”
“I feel like to have [shown us] so much support and so much love over the years, they deserved it. They deserved that moment; it was all about them.”
Kelly adds that she hopes the D.C. reunion impacted their female fans in an empowering way.
“I wanted us to be a beacon of light for women in that moment. That you can do anything, be anything, dream anything,” she explains.
“There are no boundaries when it comes to women.”
“We are not just mothers, not just wives — we are whatever and whoever we want to be,” Kelly declares.
As previously reported, Kelly Rowland and Destiny’s Child group mate Michelle Williams joined Beyoncé for a note-perfect five-and-a-half-minute set at Coachella that included their hits “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”
The Coachella set was the highest-profile Destiny’s Child reunion since they performed together during Beyoncé’s halftime show at Super Bowl 47 in 2013.
They also staged a brief surprise reunion to perform at the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards.
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