Kiely Williams wants to get the girls back together again.
Now that she is currently appearing in a reality series about forming a supergroup, the former 3LW and Cheetah Girls vocalist is sharing thoughts about reuniting with her former bandmates.
Williams, a member of both music acts in the early aughts, explained that out of the two, she’s more inclined to reunite with The Cheetah Girls – since she currently doesn’t have a relationship with her 3LW alums, which consisted of “The Real” co-host Adrienne Bailon Houghton and “Power” star Naturi Naughton.
“Cheetah Girls is probably the avenue that it would be just because regardless of past history, everyone is so professional,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Comprised of herself, Houghton, Sabrina Bryan and Raven-Symoné, the Disney-powered multi-ethnic singing group gained fame through an eponymous film franchise and the cottage industry it spun off. Based on characters from Brooklyn-born author Deborah Gregory’s popular 16-book series, The Cheetah Girls went on to become platinum-selling success with studio albums, soundtracks, video games, perfume collections, dolls, room decor and a fashion line.
“Participating in the Cheetah Girls felt good because you were inspiring young women, you got to see 6-year-old kids and their eyes light up. It was just such a fulfilling experience,” the 34-year-old married mother added.
The “Spectacular” singer – currently appearing on “BET presents The Encore” – added that although she does not speak to Houghton, she couldn’t see her passing up the opportunity should it arise. She previously co-starred on few web series with Bryan.
“There is a healthy amount of ego there, but I really think that we all approach the Cheetah Girls from a really professional standpoint. I can’t see all the women saying no to that, just because of how good I know it made all of us feel, so you never know,” she shared.
Although the success of both groups was short-lived, Williams – who tried at a solo career – still believes there’s hope that she can work within another outfit with female singers.
Hence, her appearing in BET’s new “Making The Band” type series.
“The original attraction to the project was how much I hate the stigma that girl groups can’t stay together,” Williams shared. “And even though I’m pretty negative about the probability of girl groups staying together, I still have this, ‘If I can only find the right formula.’ It’s this puzzle that I want to solve in my mind. ‘If I can only just figure out the right personality types, the right circumstance. What could make it work?”