SR Exclusive: Former Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams Defends Racy ‘Spectacular’ Video

Kiely Williams will not stand by and let critics defame her work of art. The former Cheetah Girl, who recently released the music video for her first single “Spectacular,” his defending the racy lyrics in the song, stating she is playing a character. “I am an actor and performer,” says Williams in a statement to Singersroom. “I have been so since my first role in a television pilot at five years old. I played a character when I was a “Cheetah Girl.” I am playing a character in the music video for the song “Spectacular,” as I did in the “Cheetah Girl” movies.” Williams goes on to say viewers are taking the video for what it really is, rather than absorbing the message. “The fact is, that sometimes women get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. My video puts this issue front and center. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior.” To staple her point, Williams also referenced other stars who are portraying a message through their art. “Are Lady Gaga and Beyonce advocating murder with the “Telephone” video? Of, course not. Was Rihanna encouraging suicide with “Russian Roulette?” No. Was Madonna suggesting that young unmarried girls get pregnant with “Papa Don’t Preach?” I don’t think so. Is Academy Award winner Monique a proponent of incest because of her portrayal of Mary in the movie “Precious.” Clearly, the answer is no.” So why do Williams write this song? I wrote “Spectacular” and made the video to bring attention to a serious women’s health and safety issue. Don’t shoot the messenger. Watch “Spectacular” here on Singersroom and tell us if this is art or publicity stunt.


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