Kelly Rowland recently broke down during a live performance of her song “Dirty Laundry”, which talks about an abusive relationship and her feelings about former stage-sister Beyonce’s success.
Rowland wrote the song after her ex-boyfriend tried to turn her against Beyonce, whose solo career went off the charts after Destiny’s Child split up.
“Doing this song for me was so therapeutic,” Rowland said. “Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy.”
The lyrics touch upon Rowland’s jealousy and subsequent guilt after Beyonce went on to become the Queen Bey, leaving her Destiny’s Child mates behind in the dust.
“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?”
After the group went their own ways, Rowland tried out an acting career and appeared in films like “Freddy Vs. Jason”. Michelle Williams went on to have a successful gospel career. Both joined Beyonce onstage for the Super Bowl halftime show this year.