Kelly Rowland took a giant career risk by openly discussing the jealousy she’s felt towards Beyoncé in her new song, “Dirty Laundry.” Fortunately, her emotional and honest confession has been incredibly well-received by music lovers everywhere, and one could make the argument that in the weeks leading up to the release of her fourth studio album as a solo artist, Talk A Good Game, she’s never been better positioned to experience commercial success. Despite her recent success, though, it’s pretty apparent that Rowland is still in the midst of working through some serious emotions.
During a performance in the Washington D.C. area over the holiday weekend, Rowland broke down in tears on stage near the end of a performance of “Dirty Laundry” (see the YouTube video above). Emotionally, you can tell that Rowland is still in a pretty raw place, even with the vote of support that King Bey recently lent her. However, as you can hear in the clip above, her fans in attendance provided her with an incredible level of support; their applause helped Kelly from totally losing it in the moment.
We’re excited to see Kelly taking so many big risks with her new material, and can’t wait to hear the rest of her album when it drops next month!
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