Kelly Rowland Admits She's Jealous of Beyoncé But That's Not Her Only Secret

kelly rowlandSo, let's say you (Kelly Rowland) are one-third of a super-successful music group (Destiny's Child). And let's say one of the other thirds (Beyoncé) goes on to get way, way more successful than your group ever was or could be. Would you support her career? Sure you would ... but there's supportive -- and then there's supportive. Like, there's Mrs. Brady Supportive: "Marcia, you made the cheerleading squad! That's wonderful!" And then there's Jan Brady supportive: "Marcia, you made the cheerleading squad. That's wonderful. MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA!!"

Well, Rowland has a new album coming out (Talk a Good Game) with a new song ("Dirty Laundry"), and that song is basically Rowland's way of admitting that yes, she is Jan Brady supportive of Beyonce's career. Or to put it more bluntly, yes, Kelly Rowland is jealous of Beyoncé.

Hey, we all suspected as much, but I give Rowland credit for claiming sour grapes. The lyrics are pretty straightforward, too:

"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)?"

Indeed, it must suck to be Princess Beyoncé's less-flashy stepsister. But Rowland sings about more than status envy in "Dirty Laundry," and her next secret is of a far more serious nature: Apparently while Beyoncé was skyrocketing to uber-fame, Rowland was stuck in an abusive relationship with a guy who took advantage of her insecurity. Sadly, I can see how something like that could have happened -- as destiny's forgotten child, it was probably all too easy for Rowland to believe her abuser when he said no one loved her except for him.

A sad story, and a familiar one for many women. But it seems Rowland is finally in charge of her own destiny.

Are you surprised to hear about Kelly Rowland's abusive relationship?


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Golde... GoldenEagle183

This may not help but I always liked Kelly better.  Beyonce has become a true diva and whats with her skin turning whiter and whiter.

femal... femaleMIKE

I don't think Kelly has anything to be jealous of Beyonce.  Yes, Beyonce is more successive but so is she. 

Goldnedeagle183, I noticed that too.  She keeps getting lighter and more caucasion looking. 

femal... femaleMIKE

I do understand Kelly's feelings though.  I do have a sister who has been very succesful in her career.  It made me a little insecure.  Until I realized how hard she worked to be where she is at and how she does not have it all.  I let those feelings go and appreciated where my life was going.

Kimbyann Kimbyann

I wouldn't say she's the forgotten one. I at least know her name. What happened to the other woman?

nonmember avatar isis

You can have multiple solo careers from one musical group...keep up the good work!

nonmember avatar MrsStone420

I've always had a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for the women of Destiny's Child. I've seen them in concerts several times. With these big stars, we imagine that their worlds are just absolutely perfect. I know it took a lot for Kelly to admit these feelings in such a public way, but I think that is going to impact a lot of young women. It's nice to know that money truely doesn't buy happiness. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not wishing ill upon Kelly, I'm just saying I think it says a lot about the way we see stars.

jessi... jessicasmom1

they are all big names no reason to be jealous

nonmember avatar Tee

I guess I would feel that way if I was her. Espically when you have someone in your in your ear talking negativity about you. And you never know if Beyonce was flaunting her success around Kelly and Michelle. People have a way of flaunting with out realizing how it effects other people. Kelly is beautiful and talented and I hope she continues to do her thang!

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