The girl group shot to fame in the late 1990s and, after Michelle joined in 2000, went on to enjoy massive success with hits including "Survivor", "Lose My Breath", and "Bootylicious".
Speaking on the "Role Model" podcast with Leomie Anderson, the singer admits she's so glad she and bandmates Beyonce and Kelly Rowland found fame before the social media era.
"Oh my gosh, it would have been a mess," insists Michelle, who recently released her book "Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life - and Can Save Yours".
"Everybody has an opinion of what you should be doing, how you should be doing it."
She adds, "We had Beyonce's mum and dad. We had a family, so it was run like a family. Even my family felt good that I was on the road. We were protected from grimy people."
In a previous interview, Michelle also revealed that she would never doubt the bond shared between her, Kelly, and Beyonce Knowles.
"My relationship with them is never in question," she smiled. "Because we give each other that access to tender moments like that, birthday parties, baby showers or just, 'Hey, come to the house for dinner'. To me. That means more than getting on stage. You know, it's that important to you to maintain friendships because a lot of people, they will say, Well, if my friend doesn't talk to me every week, that means they're not friends or, or is it more than moments for you that makes, these are my real friends, these are my sisters..."