People may love to shade Kelly Rowland in comparison to Queen Bey, but she is indefinitely a star in her own regard. The R&B songbird recently interviewed with Vogue Australia and admitted that she grew up in the Knowles household due to an “interesting” relationship with her mother and an estranged one with her father.
Some may call it “dirty laundry,” but Ms. Kelly said it “was actually a good time.” The singer went on to further explain her relationship with her mother, stating, “It was great at times and it was awful at times. She was doing her best [but] it was okay not being with her.” Rowland also was grateful to grow up with Beyonce and Solange.
"Tina [Knowles] was just awesome, always has been, always will be – and having sisters.” Despite not knowing her father, the soulstress would love to reconnect with him, for the sake of her son, Titan.
"I last saw him was I was seven or eight: I haven’t seen him since then.. I don’t know, I’m just nervous to make that phone call. Tim has spoken with him on the phone. Just talking about it gives me butterflies.”
Her biggest regret, though, was that she never got the chance to tell her mom how much she was appreciated. Rowland’s mother, Doris, passed away weeks after her son’s birth in 2014. The singer also discussed writing a record about her mother in forthcoming music.
Check out the full interview, including details on how Bey reminded her that women can defy odds and get sh*t done in spite of motherhood, here.
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