Kelly Rowland airs ‘Dirty Laundry’ on new single
Kelly Rowland is hanging everything out for the world to see on her latest track ‘Dirty Laundry,’ which openly reflects on her jealousy of Beyonce and an abusive relationship that continues to haunt her.
The single is a collaboration with The-Dream and will be featured on Rowland’s upcoming ‘Talk a Good Game’ album – and by the sounds of it, she’s got a lot of things she needed to get off her chest!
Speaking of her Destiny’s Child band mate, the smooth R&B singer croons: “When my sister was onstage, killing it like a motherf***er / I was enraged, feeling it like a motherf***er.”
And if it wasn’t clear that the “sister” Kelly is referring to is Bey, there’s no denying the connection when she speaks of the star’s rapid rise to fame.
“Post-‘Survivor’ she’s on fire, but who wants to hear my bullsh*t?” she sings, before referring to a violent relationship from her past.
“Meanwhile this n***a is putting his hands on me / I swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry.
“I was battered. He’s hitting the window like it was me, until it shattered,” she later sings.
When speaking about recording the heavy track, the ‘Work’ singer told Billboard that while it was a very difficult song for her to record, her end goal was to inspire her fans not bring them down.
“It was very emotional. It took me days to record,” she told the mag.
“I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me.”
Written by Lucy Slight