When Destiny’s Child broke up, each of the girls went off and had solo careers. Beyonce’s obviously took off quite a bit more than Michelle Williams or Kelly Rowland’s did.
32-year-old Rowland just released a new song called ‘Dirty Laundry,’ and she sort of admits that she was once jealous of Beyonce. In one line, she sings “When my sister was on stage killin’ it like a (expletive)/ I was enraged, feelin’ it like a (expletive)/ Bird in a cage/ You would never know what I was dealin’ with/ Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin’ it/. ‘Bittersweet she was up, I was down/ No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now? … Post-Survivor, she on fire/ Who wanna hear my (expletive)?’
In the emotional track, Kelly also appears to reveal that she was once in an abusive relationship. CONTINUE READING…
‘Meanwhile this n**a putting his hands on me… I swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry,’ she sings.
Though she does not identify the man in question, Kelly sings that she went through bouts of depression after being allegedly abused by him.
She also sings that she was angry at both Beyonce and her sister for trying to rush to her aid.
‘Kinda lucky I was in her shadow/ Phone call from my sister, ‘What’s the matter?’ ‘ she sings.
She then reveals that she ‘was trapped in his house’ and isolated from the ones that she loved, including Beyonce.
‘Hitting the window like it was me / And still it shattered / He pulled me out and said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me / Not your mama / Not your daddy / and especially not Bey,’ she sings.
Kelly’s new song is raw and pulls heavily at the heartstrings and the chorus illustrates that she has been long longing to ‘air her dirty laundry’.
‘Let’s do this Dirty Laundry, this Dirty Laundry/ This Dirty Laundry, this Dirty Laundry,’ she sings in the chorus.
‘When you are soaked in tears for years it never airs out/ When you make pain look this good it never wears out.’
Beyonce is yet to comment on the track, but Kelly is of course proud of her new single, and was regularly tweeting updates before the track was released on Wednesday.
Kelly collaborated with producer The-Dream on the single which appears on her forthcoming album, Talk A Good Game.
Coincidentally The-Dream has also collaborated with Beyonce several times in the past throughout her career.
How could she not be jealous…. it would be hard to be part of a group like that, and then have one break out. You know the band members (whatever their names were) of NSYNC are thinking the same thing!