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The Butterfly Hopes Jesus Forgives Her for Having to Lie About Being on ‘The Masked Singer’

Latest unmasked singer tells TheWrap she learned how to keep her big secret thanks to Beyonce

(Warning: This post contains spoilers from tonight’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”)

Michelle Williams is the latest celebrity to be cut from “The Masked Singer,” meaning that she can finally end her months-long lie to friends, family and fans about her participation with Fox’s wacky singing competition. And the singer hopes that Jesus can forgive her for this trespass.

The Destiny’s Child alum tells TheWrap that she truly doesn’t “know how to lie,” but was forced to in order to keep her big “Masked Singer” secret until she was unmasked as The Butterfly on Wednesday’s episode.

“As a person of faith, you’re not supposed to lie. And I was like, ‘Jesus, I’ve been lying since September and I hope you’ve forgiven me for that, because that’s a good bulk of lying,'” she said.

“I think so, I pray. I hope I’m forgiven. It was for a good cause,” she added, with a laugh. “No one’s life was compromised by this, so I think I’m forgiven.”

Williams’ faith is closely tied with her career, as a lot of her music falls in the gospel genre. She used this to her advantage by choosing songs like Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer,” Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why,” and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj for her “Masked Singer” performances, in order to keep her voice hidden from “mainstream audiences.”

But, had she continued, Williams says she would have enjoyed performing a song from her days as a trio with Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.

“I would have loved to have done a Destiny’s Child song because I think that would have thrown them off, thinking, ‘She definitely wouldn’t be singing one of her own songs. That’s corny,'” she said. “But I think my voice, something about my higher register, kind of gave me away. But I hope whoever does this next season, I hope somebody does sing a Destiny’s Child song.”

Additionally, Williams says she “definitely” wanted to perform one of her “sister” Beyonce’s solo tracks as a fun wink to her good friend, who is actually one of the reasons she’s gotten good at keeping a surprise.

“Listen, I am associated with one of the secret queens herself, Mrs. Beyonce Knowles-Carter,” Williams said. “You know, Destiny’s Child pops up at all these shows. So I’ve kind of perfected how to not tell people that I’m performing. I know that before we did Coachella [in 2018], I didn’t even tell my immediate family. Nobody knew. Until they watched it that night, they didn’t know. Nobody knew.”

“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.

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