Wednesday, November 16, 2011


 Kelly Rowland recently did a interview and photo shoot with the London based publication, Stylist Magazine. Check out the amazing spread and read what she had to say about sexism and her friendship with Destiny's Child band mates Michelle and Beyonce.


On jealousy from other women
I think you always experience it as a woman, but you kill it with kindness. I hate it. It’s just pathetic. As women, we have to realize what we bring to the table. What do you want to do for the world? How do you want to change it? And when you know that, you don’t have to compare yourself to anybody else. The world would be boring as hell if everybody looked alike, dressed alike, with the same body type.

On if she feels judged unfairly as a woman in business
Well, no matter what I say or wear, if somebody wants to do business with me, great. If they don’t, I can’t be mad at them. I don’t take it personally. That’s quite a skill. I’m an emotional person but sometimes you’ve got to put that aside. Saying that, sometimes I am completely ridiculous. I’m a bit of a drama queen. I said to Louis [Walsh] the other day, “I have too much estrogen. I wish I had just enough testosterone to help balance everything out.” He was like, “You’re crazy.” [Laughs]

Like sexism? The music industry is notoriously sexist…
It happens a lot in this industry, absolutely. If it’s happened to me, I was shielded from it, which, if I’m honest, probably has happened.

Do you think that’s going to change anytime soon?
Maybe when men have vaginas? Or perhaps when women put themselves in even more positions to show how smart we are. We just underestimate our powers.

It feels like a really exciting time in music for female artists, with the likes of Adele and Lady Gaga.Yeah, we’re smashing the men, aren’t we? I love it. It’s because we work harder; in dedication, discipline, passion. What some of us lack might be planning. I learned that from Bey. She plans everything.

On how she bypassing the negative impact that fame sometimes brings?
Great friends and great surroundings. Growing up with my mom, Doris, Bey [Beyoncé], and Bey’s mother, Tina. If I came home with a big head, they’d tell me to get out the house – which has happened by the way. That’s what is so beautiful about the friendship of Destiny’s Child; honesty. To this day, I could wake up one morning and there’s this long text message from Bey or Michelle.

As a group, you’ve managed to sidestep any rumours of catfights…
Listen, you can’t preach about having female power, supporting each other and being a unit, if you’re not one. I remember one of the first solo projects Bey did, I was sitting there the whole video shoot supporting her. I was happy for my sister. Some of the public would love for me to hate her, but what’s the purpose? What’s to gain out of it? One of the things I’m most proud of in my life is the fact that we have maintained a sisterly bond.


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