“You Look Like Kelly Rowland”: Beyoncé And Kelly Crash Karaoke Bar To Sing With Surprised And Tipsy Patrons
Courtesy of Sing Sing Karaoke
What would you do if you were minding your business, singing “Party” off-key with your friends really late night at night at a karaoke bar, and both Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland approached you? I’d probably scream like I saw a ghost, but a few lucky (and a bit inebriated) karaoke partygoers almost didn’t realize who the former Destiny’s Child members were when the stars came into their room.
According to the Miami Times, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kelly, Michelle Williams, Timbaland, and a few other friends strolled into a karoake bar very late on Tuesday night in Miami to sing a little karaoke, have a few drinks, eat some light food, and just kick it. According to bar owner Kellie Pilicer, the place wasn’t packed (reminder, it was a very late Tuesday evening), as only two rooms out of the 17 in Sing Sing Karaoke were occupied, so the famous friends weren’t hounded by fans.
“A big security-looking guy walked in and asked us what time we closed. I’m thinking he’s going to come in with maybe a couple of other people and then all of a sudden a couple of people wearing hoodies do start trickling in and one woman comes up and asks me where the bathroom is and I look up and it’s freaking Beyonce.”
Bey reportedly asked if she could surprise those in the occupied rooms because she could hear her song “Party” being played in one of them. That particular room was occupied by three young women who had been in the bar for SIX hours, tipsy off of Long Islands (one woman is pictured asleep on the couch in the room) just a-sangin’. When the singer and Rowland walked in the room, the women couldn’t immediately tell who they were, but didn’t make a big deal of the fact that their singing session was bombarded by folks they would soon find out were famous:
“Beyonce follows the sounds, she just walks right in, and there are two girls sitting and one of their friends had fallen asleep on the lounge chair…I’m standing there watching this whole thing and the other people in their party started walking in and cracking up because they were singing Beyonce. They start dancing together, but they have no idea who it is. And all of a sudden one of the girls looks at Kelly and says, ‘Oh, you look like Kelly Rowland’ and then she looks at Beyoncé and goes ‘Oh my god!'”
Beyoncé and Kelly would go on to snap pictures with the ladies, and even stopped to photo bomb the very asleep young woman on the couch (see photo above right). That’s right. Her friends didn’t even try to wake her up. But hey, at least homegirl got a picture…?
But the takeaway from all this is that if you go to a karaoke bar late at night, sing “Party” and say “Beyoncé” three times, she just might show up. Noted.