Over the Memorial Day weekend, Kelly Rowland kicked off her Summer tour with The-Dream and while in Washington D.C. she performed a new song "Street Life" and her new single "Dirty Laundry" where she broke down and cried in the middle of the performance.
The day after, she swung by radio station 93.9 WKYS and talked about the performance, as well as her new album "Talk A Good Game", her new X-Factor gig, Beyonce and a lot more. Also be prepared to see her grace the stage on June 19th at the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Check out the action below.
On "Talk A Good Game"
The album takes you on a journey through my thoughts. It's me being very open...which for a second, was a little hard on certain songs. I remember for "Dirty Laundry", I was saying I didn't want to put that on the album. It was a form of therapy. You're supposed to grow and learn from it.
On what Beyonce thought of "Dirty Laundry"
It was the place that I was in...I was so young. My head was completely gone. That's what happened with my sister. What matters to me most is what we have. I'm so grateful for what we have as sisters...away from Destiny's Child. I played it ("Dirty Laundry") for her and Michelle. Beyonce said, "I never left". It was endearing. She heard how real I was and she was just like “I’m so proud of you."
On breaking down during "Dirty Laundry"
It's really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd. Even in that moment of when I put my feet up, I felt like I was in therapy. I was singing and talking about what happened, and for a moment, it was like that crowd wasn't even there. And then when the music stopped...I was like "You are live Kel. Calm down." And I had to calm down, and then I had to breathe. You get lost...and it's nothing wrong with getting lost. But that was weird. I felt like I could do that with D.C.
On being empowered sexually through song
I felt empowered. And the first time I had a moment like that was with Rico Love ("Motivation)". Singing the song just made you feel womanly.
On signing to "X-Factor"
Yes. I'm doing X-Factor. When I did it in the UK...I really enjoyed that process. I enjoyed the auditioning process, I enjoy watching the artists' development. Because I went through that phase. And you want to be there....You want to be a voice of reason or knowledge. I think it's important to be honest and give constructive criticism. I'm not a dream crusher.