EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Rowland Reveals Tina Knowles Was Behind Destiny's Child's Mannequin Challenge
By Rachel McRady
DC3 is still powered by the wisdom of Tina Knowles! Kelly Rowland dished to ET’s Cameron Mathison about the influence Beyonce’s fashion designer mother still plays in their lives at the Baby2Baby Gala presented by John Paul Mitchell Systems in Culver City, Calif. on Saturday.
“We pretty much get together a lot. And of course people got a chance to see that because we felt like sharing,” she told ET when asked about a potential Destiny’s Child reunion. “And it was actually Bey's mom, Tina. She's like y'all should do the Mannequin Challenge, and I'm looking over like, ‘How do you know about the Mannequin Challenge?’ She knows about everything cool, by the way.”
Thanks to Tina’s encouragement, Beyonce, Rowland, and Michelle Williams also posed for the Internet phenomenon.
“I don’t even know who started this Mannequin Challenge, but I think it's freaking genius. Now it's up in the White House, you got Destiny's Child doing it. It's just really crazy but it was very cool,” the 35-year-old recording artist gushed.
Moving forward, Rowland is more focused on her new music than any sort of reunion.
“It's one of my favorite records that I've recorded so far,” she said of her upcoming album. “I wanted the record to be authentically me. And I've done that.”