Kelly Rowland Bursts Into Tears Over "Dirty Laundry"

Singer got emotional during tour launch with The Dream.

Posted: 05/28/2013 09:09 AM EDT
Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland gave an impassioned performance when she officially launched her tour with The Dream this past Sunday in the DMV.

Taking the stage at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, Rowland was full of energy running through her hits "Kisses Down Low," "Motivation" and "Can't Nobody." She even offered a solo rendition of her features on Future's "Neva End," Nelly's "Dilemma" and Ludacris' "Representin'." But it was The Dream-written "Dirty Laundry" that brought the star to tears.

By the time Rowland got to the lyrics about nobody loving her ("Not your mama/Not your daddy/and especially not B"), her voice quivered. She rested her head in her hands and let the tears flow for a moment as the crowd cheered her on and the band silenced the music.

She finished the song with a powerful delivery.

"I'm so grateful to God that I have my girls to back me," she told the audience as they showered her with "we love you."

Talking to WKYS afterwards, Rowland explained the breakdown. "It’s really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd ... I felt like I was in therapy. I was singing and talking about what happened, and for a moment, it was like that crowd wasn’t even there. And then when the music stopped … I was like 'You are live Kel. Calm down.' And I had to calm down, and in the moment, I had to breathe. You get lost … and it’s nothing wrong with getting lost. But that was weird. That won’t happen again though [laughs]. I felt like I could do that with D.C."

She's dropping her song "You've Changed" featuring Beyoncé and Michelle Williams this morning (May 28) on her SoundCloud page. Her album Talk a Good Game releases June 18.

The Dream's IV Play album is available today. 

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