Singer talks about Beyonce and relationship with her father
Kelly Rowland is flawlessly gracing the cover of Essence Magazine’s September issue and talking that talk about everything from finding her confidence to being happy for Beyonce but wanting her own success.
On why she was hesitant to open up before:
“I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care,” she says. “Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.”
On the real meaning behind ‘Dirty Laundry:’
“For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé,” Rowland says. “That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.”
On her workout regimine and finding her strength:
“I see the beauty in boxing,” she says. “It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.”
Look out for the newest issue of Essence on newsstands.