Beyonce posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday featuring herself and Aaliyah with the hashtag “TBT. Curiously enough, Kelly Rowland had posted the same photo just hours earlier, but with one small change: she was in the picture, too.
The fact that Queen Bey cropped Kelly out of the pic before she posted it has gotten tongues wagging, especially since the two women have been rumored to have friction between them before. Kelly even addressed it–sort of–in the song “Dirty Laundry”, which she did a live performance of last year and broke down in tears.
“Bird in a cafe/ You’d never know what I was dealing with…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?” she sang.
Although there’s never been any public animosity between the ladies, it’s not hard to see–and hear–that Beyonce’s sudden, enormous success after she split from the rest of Destiny’s Child got under Kelly’s skin a bit.
Neither have commented on the photo scandal, but Rowland has been busy working on new material and getting engaged, which she announced to Queen Latifah last year on her talk show.
“He asked me first on Skype,” she says, “and I was like, ‘We’re so far away from each other.’ But it was so late, I remember we were both just kinda like, honestly, just staring at each other. And he asked me, and it was just that simple to say yes. I was like, ‘I got my best friend to ride through life with.’ He really is my best friend.”
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