Former group members sued Destiny’s Child because of several “derisive comments” such as, “You thought I wouldn’t sell without you/sold nine million.” “Survivor” was released in 2001 and the controversy surrounding it helped the song peak at No. Destiny’s Child went on to win many awards for the song such as the MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video in 2001 and Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2002. In response, Beyoncé reportedly wrote this song and recorded it with permanent group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
) [Outro] I will survive (la la la) Being fine (la la la) I will survive being sexy (la la la) I will survive being bootylicious were co-written and co-produced by Beyoncé.Dynamic duo: On Wednesday, singer Michelle Williams (left) congratulated actress Michelle Williams (right) on her Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination after a journalist tweeted kudos to the former under the misimpression she was the latter The Hello Heartbreak singer quoted the tweet and responded: 'I'm the "other" Michelle Williams but congrats to Michelle Williams!' adding an emoji of a winking face emitting a heart from its puckered lips. ) [Bridge 1: Kelly Rowland] I'm wishing you the best Pray that you are blessed Bring much success, no stress, and lots of happiness (I'm better than that) I'm not gon' blast you on the radio (I'm better than that) I'm not gon' lie on you and your family (I'm better than that) I'm not gon' hate on you in the magazines ('m better than that) I'm not gon' compromise my Christianity (I'm better than that) You know I'm not gon' diss you on the internet Cause my mama taught me better than that [Hook] I'm a survivor (What? ) [Bridge 2: Michelle Williams] After of all of the darkness and sadness Soon comes happiness If I surround my self with positive things I'll gain prosperity [Hook] I'm a survivor (What? La Tavia and La Toya were infamously dumped from the group in 2000, after they tried parting ways with Knowles. We saw the ‘Say My Name’ video on TV, and that’s how I found out I was no longer in the group.” She said her inability to cope with the rejection sent her on a downward spiral. You’re no longer with your friends, people that you love so much.