Kelly Rowland has a new single out and if you thought that the title “Dirty Laundry” implied she was about to serve up another saucy, sexy track along the lines of her oral sex anthem “Kisses Down Low,” think again.
In a surprise move, Kelly Rowland decided to put her kooty kat (shout out to Joseline Hernandez) away for a second and get down with some real talk.
“Dirty Laundry,” which is written and produced by Beyonce’s go-to producer The-Dream, has Kelly admitting to feeling jealous about Beyonce’s success and confessing to being a battered woman.
“While my sister was on stage, killing it like a motherfucker / I was enraged, feeling it like a motherfucker,” Kelly says of Beyonce’s solo stardom. “Post-Survivor, she on fire, who wanna hear my bullshit? / Meanwhile this nigga putting his hands on me.”
Kelly also confirms that at one point, she and Beyonce were at odds with one another.
“He hitting the window like it was me, until it shattered / He pulled me out, he said don’t nobody love me but me / Not your momma, not your daddy, and especially not Bey / He turned me against my sister, I missed you,” she confesses.
While the situation Kelly describes on the track is heartbreaking, it does kind of make me side-eye her whole buddy-buddy relationship with convicted abuser Chris Brown. She was one of the many celebrity supporters going around saying Chris deserved a second chance to redeem himself after assaulting Rihanna.
The only thing Kelly Rowland left out of “Dirty Laundry” is her true feelings about what went down with Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles and why she fired him as her manager. Maybe that’ll be part 2 and a duet with Beyonce, since Bey has plenty of her own dirty laundry to wash when it comes to her daddy.
LISTEN TO KELLY’S NEW SINGLE “DIRTY LAUNDRY” BELOW: