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Kelly Rowland reveals abusive relationship and says she was jealous of Beyoncé

CANDID: Kelly Rowland

CANDID: Kelly Rowland

KELLY ROWLAND has revealed that she was jealous of Beyoncé’s success following the break-up of Destiny’s Child in new single Dirty Laundry.

As the track name suggests, Rowland, who also admits that she was once in a physically abusive relationship, opens up about her struggles in the limelight and in life.

She sings: “When my sister was onstage, killing it like a motherf***er / I was enraged, feeling it like a motherf***er”.

If it wasn’t clear that that “sister” is Kelly’s former Destiny’s Child comrade, she makes it perfectly clear when she refers to Bey’s rapid rise to fame after the Destiny’s Child 2001 album, Survivor.

“Post-Survivor she’s on fire, but who wants to hear my bulls**t? Meanwhile this n***a is putting his hands on me / I swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry.”

She then goes into great detail about the physical and mental abuse she suffered in a past relationship.

“I was battered. He’s hitting the window like it was me, until it shattered,”  she went on.

“He pulled me out and said don’t nobody love you but me, not your momma not your daddy and especially not Bey/ He turned me against my sister, I missed Ya.”

It is unclear what relationship she is referring to, but Rowland’s ex-fiancé Roy Williams was quick to deny he was the man in question.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “So Kelly has a new song. Called #DirtyLaundry… & what ever she’s saying in it ppl thinks it’s me. #wow #imnottheonlypersonshedated #wasntme”

COMMENT: Kelly's ex-fiancé took to Twitter to deny he was the man in question

COMMENT: Kelly’s ex-fiancé took to Twitter to deny he was the man in question

A host of celebrities have congratulated the 32-year-old on her brutal honesty following the release of the track online today (May 15).

UK singer Alexandra Burke wrote: “@KELLYROWLAND ‘Dirty Laundry’ Honest .. Mad respect for this one right here ! #VeryProud x”

Actress Gabrielle Union added: “LOVE LOVE LOVE! #DirtyLaundry is a game changer… Go head girl @KellyRowland

Rowland, who has admitted that the song, produced by The Dream, took her “days to record” because of the emotion it conjured up, told Billboard that her main goal for the candid song was to inspire fans.

“It was very emotional. It took me days to record,” she told the magazine. “I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me,” she said.

Former Sister Sister star Jackée Harry wrote: S/O to the beautiful @KELLYROWLAND, who will help so many young ladies going through similar struggles referenced on #DirtyLaundry”.

NEW MUSIC: Kelly will release her fourth studio album, Talk a Good Game, on June 18

NEW MUSIC: Kelly will release her fourth studio album, Talk a Good Game, on June 18

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7 thoughts on “Kelly Rowland reveals abusive relationship and says she was jealous of Beyoncé

  1. WOW ! I really don’t get it why Kelly Rowland was jealous over B.K any way cause to me Kelly was more down to earth any way with a silver spoon put in her mouth but i am Team Kelly all the way .Kelly has always been my favorite in the group any way ,cause her black isn’t only beauty it’s beautiful period.Kelly i say be you & do you and don’t let that get in the way of your fan’s loving you and some handsome man out there that will love you for you.Believe me i know cause i have been their and did that .So most of all GOD loves you any way for that man he didn’t love himself & he was a weak man cause he had to abuse a woman . When i hear your songs i thank of myself specially that song motivation it gave me the motive to leave now look where i am today in Big Texas with a great full man .So if i can do it you can to.OH bye the way whats for B.K it’s for her & whats for you it’s only for you GOD has big things coming your way .THANKS k.R DO THE DAMN THING YOU GOT THIS ONE ON POINT.

    • Agreed! Kelly has always been the most beautiful in the group to me too, hands down. Beyonce just had the people around her who were willing to pimp her out for all she was worth. And now its so much a part of her that she doesn’t realize how she has overexposed herself. I heard she goes to church. She might want to read her Bible to see what God’s word says about all that hair, clothes, jewelry, make up… Wonder what her pastor says about it all too…

  2. I’m so sorry to hear that Kelly was jealous of Beyonce. Kelly, take a lesson from the book of REAL entertainers: Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Mary J, Patti LaBelle, and many other diva performers who haven’t stooped to showing a$$ and boobs for profit. These ladies sell out arenas because they give shows, not side shows.

  3. I believe there is no reason for Kelly to be jealous! She is obvious very talented and beautiful. We all go through hardships! So girl dust yourself off and continue to be
    the magnificant person that you are!

  4. I love her new song I can relate I was in a relationship I thought I was gonna end up dead so love is painfull and fuck up I so understand wat she saying at the end of her song.

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