By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
R&B singer Kelly Rowland has an album dropping this year, and although Talk that Talk is expected to drop this summer, an official release date hasn’t yet been confirmed. This morning, the singer told The Breakfast Club that she’s still looking to release the album on June 4, but she’s still adding finishing touches and the date could change. While it’s clear her album will be pretty sexy and show the world a more confident side to Kelly, she admits it feels good that she can open up and try news things musically with her album. In fact, it’s one of the reasons Kelly recently defended Beyonce’s controversial “Bow Down” song and in her recent interview with The Breakfast Club, the singer says she loves the song and feels women who are secure with themselves won’t have an issue with the record (shade). Kelly also talked about being single in her 30s while all her girlfriends are all wives and mothers, as well as all the people she collaborated with for her upcoming album. Interestingly enough, one of the producers she collaborated with is The-Dream, the producer who recently said he can’t work with Keyshia after she dissed Beyonce. Here’s the highlights of the interview.
On if she feels left out because all of her close friends are wives and mothers:
“All of my girlfriends have babies. That actually was a thought. I truly believe that when it is my time to be married and have a child, I will because in all honesty, I’m still selfish…I like my life the way it is right now.”
On why she and Beyonce doesn’t have to respond to Keyshia Cole:
“Do you have to hit somebody or give somebody words in order to…I think that silence is the best power because you don’t have to say nothing. They [Keyshia Cole] did all the talking. Just keep talking. But I don’t think it’s important to fire back because you’re just feuling the fire. We too grown for that stuff.”
Kelly also added that a person’s success should speak for them, so they won’t have to respond to negativity.
Kelly addresses rumors that suggest there will be another Destiny’s Child album. She says:
“That’s actually a surprise. I don’t know if it’s an album. We haven’t talked about an album, we haven’t talked about a tour.”
Kelly also says that despite the criticism, she actually likes the “Bow Down” record. And in her opinion, secure women won’t be bothered by the song:
“I do like the Bow Down record. I think that when you just understand who you are as a woman, you can accept the record. You get it.”
However, Kelly does think the backlash is silly and she says an artist has a right to step outside of the box when they want to:
“You know what, people gone talk, people gone talk. Who cares? Who cares? Who gives a crap? You’re an artist, you’re allowed to try out different things and see what you want to do, see if it’s going to work or not…if it’s great, whatever. I think that’s she’s blessed, we’re all blessed to have freedom.”
And it didn’t take long at all for Keyshia to respond to what Kelly had to say:
Check out Kelly Rowland’s interview below: