Michelle Williams has defended Kim Kardashian's ''unique'' baby name.

While Kim, 32, and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West have been mocked for choosing to name their daughter - who was born on June 15 - North West, Michelle thinks they should have the right to call their child anything they want.

Speaking at Debra Lee's Pre-BET Awards Dinner celebration in Hollywood on Saturday (29.06.13), she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I like the name, it's unique. And it's their baby, they should be allowed to call her whatever they want.''

Michelle, 32, also opened up about her Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce Knowles daughter Blue Ivy and praised Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z's parenting skills.

She said: ''I've got so many nieces and nephews and godchildren so we love to just welcome Blue Ivy in to that.

''Beyonce and Jay are great parents and Blue Ivy is amazing. She's growing, she's getting so big and she's just beautiful but I don't want to gush about her too much. I'll let Bey and Jay do that.''

The BET Awards 2013 airs in the UK on Tuesday 2nd July at 8pm on Sky 187, Virgin 184 and Freesat 140.