Kelly Rowland was once scorn, and the R&B diva is finally airing out her darkest secrets on “Dirty Laundry,” the second single off her upcoming album Talk a Good Game. The singer is clearly her most vulnerable ever on record, opening up about pursuing a solo career after Destiny’s Child and watching Beyoncé’s career take off while she was feeling discouraged.
“When my sister was on stage, killin’ it like a motherfu**er/ I was enraged, feelin’ it like a motherfu**er/ Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealing with/ Went our separate ways, but I was happy she was killin’ it/ Bittersweet, she was up, I was down,” sings Kelly on the record, written and produced by The-Dream.
She also speaks candidly about a tumultuous relationship with an ex-boyfriend. “I was battered, he hit in a window like it was me until it shattered / He pulled me out, he said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me, not your mama, not your daddy, and especially not B, he turned me against my sista’”
Kelly’s anticipated fourth solo album Talk a Good Game arrives June 18 featuring Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, Pharrell & Wiz Khalifa and more.
Listen to her honest confessions below:
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