Singer Kelly Rowland has been making the media rounds in preparation for her fourth solo album, Talk A Good Game, and the former member of Destiny’s Child leaked a new song that exposes her onetime feelings of envy towards her childhood friend Beyoncé Knowles.
“When my sister on stage/killing it like a motherf–ker/I was in a rage/feeling it like a motherf–ker,” Rowland sings on the song, appropriately titled “Dirty Laundry.”
“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?”
In the deeply personal song, Rowland, 32, also explains how a physically abusive and manipulative relationship placed her at odds with Beyoncé and her family.
“Meanwhile this (expletive) putting his hands on me / When you’re soaked in tears for years it never airs out/ When you make pain look this good it never wears out,” The “Kisses Down Low” singer recalls on the track.
“He turned me against my sister/ I missed ya.”
Kelly clearly has a lot to get off her chest. Destiny’s Child was one of the most successful music acts of all time and while they broke up in 2004, Beyoncé has been considered to be the breakout star. Kelly has had a solid music career post-DC, with well-received records like “Motivation” and “Commander” — but she has yet to achieve the blockbuster success of “Mrs.Carter.”
Are you surprised that Kelly resented Beyoncé’s success? Check out “Dirty Laundry” and let us know what you think in the comments below.