USA Today music critic Steve Jones took part in an online chat Tuesday (June 21), where he was asked about the hopes for Kelly Rowland or Michelle Williams to have successful solo careers following the announcement that Destiny’s Child are breaking up. “Michelle has gotten a foothold as a gospel singer and I don’t see any reason why she can’t make a go of it in that genre,” Jones said. “Kelly may be in a more difficult position. She’s already had a big pop hit, but her album only did okay. She’d probably never approach Beyonce’s level, or necessarily repeat Destiny’s success. But, under the right conditions, she’s likeable enough to keep her career going.”
The transcript at usatoday.com has since been removed.