On the heels of her recent emotional performance, Kelly Rowland sat down with 93.9 WKYS radio this week in Washington, DC for a brief interview to talk about her new album, breaking down in tears while performing, “Dirty Laundry”, Beyonce’s response to the song, and more.
Here are the highlights:
On what made Kelly open up on “Dirty Laundry” and share her feelings to the world:
“ It was a form of therapy and I feel like everybody has their version of ‘Dirty Laundry.’ And it’s nothing to be ashamed of because you’re supposed to grown and learn from it like I did. It was the place that I was in…I was so young. My head was completely gone. That’s what happened with my sister. What matters to me most is what we have. I’m so grateful for what we have as sisters…away from Destiny’s Child.”
On crying during her recent emotional performance of “Dirty Laundry” in D.C.:
“ It’s really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd. Even in that moment of when I put my feet up, I felt like I was in therapy. I was singing and talking about what happened, and for a moment, it was like that crowd wasn’t even there. And then when the music stopped…I was like “You are live Kel. Calm down.” And I had to calm down, and in the moment, I had to breate. You get lost…and it’s nothing wrong with getting lost. But that was weird. That won’t happen again though [laughs]. I felt like I could do that with D.C.”
On Beyonce’s feelings about the song:
“Of course! I played it (“Dirty Laundry”) for her and Michelle. She was just like “I never left.” Which was so sweet. It was endearing. She heard how real I was and she was just like “I’m so proud of you.”
Awww…definitely no hard feelings there. Kelly’s upcoming album, “Talk A Good Game,” which is set to drop on June 18th will feature the song “You’ve Changed,” a collaboration between Kelly, Beyonce, and Michelle. The girls are coming together as solo artists, not as Destiny’s child. However, the song found its way online on Tuesday and it seems the girls are still serving up the D.C. flava that we’ve come to love.
Check out the interview here!