You can keep your immunity idols. Beyoncé, Michelle and Kelly have survived it all, and their Destiny's Child tribe is raking in its own millions in album sales. The threesome has overcome member-shuffling and enough drama for a month's worth of "Behind the Music" episodes to climb to the top of the heap with their #1 smash, Survivor.
As the Texas trio prepares to embark on a headlining tour, they held a tribal council with Heather Stas and Franklin Cumberpatch and talked about why it's harder for women in the business and how they deal with all those haters.
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MTV: What exactly is the definition of "Bootylicious"?
Beyoncé Knowles: "Bootylicious" is a song that I wrote on a plane. We were bored [on] this long flight to London, and I was like, "You know what, I gotta do something." I'd listened to this Stevie Nicks track ["Edge of Seventeen"] and I'm like, "This is hot!," and the word "Bootylicious" just popped in my head. I was ashamed to tell Kelly and Michelle 'cause I didn't know what they were going to think. The meaning of the song is just confidence. ... "Bootylicious" doesn't necessarily mean you have to have a big booty. It's all about attitude and feeling good about yourself and not looking like everybody on TV. You do not have to be small you can have some junk in your trunk.
Michelle Williams: Some cornbread.
Beyoncé: That's right, some cake.
MTV: Some people thought your last album bashed on the men a little bit, and now your new disc has a song called "Nasty Girl," which seems kind of harsh in the other direction.
Kelly Rowland: We've ran into some nasty girls.
Beyoncé: The song has a positive message to it. It lets people know that it's about how you carry yourself in your clothes. Not saying you can't dress sexy, not saying you can't show a little cleavage.
Kelly: It's all about your attitude.
Beyoncé: And how you walk into a place. You know how you see a girl who's sexy and you say, "She looks good." But then you see a girl who's a little nasty and on top of that, the way she's acting is nasty? That's what the song is about.
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