Let’s face it, everyone has at one point been a bit jealous of Beyoncé. She’s beautiful, she’s talented, she’s rich, and she has been ridiculously successful. So when you’re Kelly Rowland and you’ve grown up with Beyoncé and seen it all first hand, it’s only natural to feel a tad envious.
Ms. Kelly revealed all in her new song, ‘Dirty Laundry,’ and the lyrics read like a confession: “When my sister was on stage/killing it like a motherf**ker/ I was in rage/ feeling it like a motherf**ker,. 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?”
And the line that sounds the most personal: “Forget the records, off the record/ I was goin’ through some bulls**t/ Post-Survivor, she on fire, who wanna hear my bulls**t?”
The dirty laundry doesn’t end there, though. She talks about an ex-boyfriend here: “Was “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.’”
In an interview with Billboard, Rowland admitted it took her days to write the song as it was very emotional for her. Rowland, who rose to fame as part of Destiny’s Child, the world’s best selling girl group. She has achieved considerable success as a solo artist, selling 24 million albums worldwide and winning 4 Grammys.
‘Dirty Laundry,’ the song is off Rowlands’s fourth album, Talk a Good Game, that drops June 18, 2013.
Here’s a teaser from Rowland’s Youtube channel: