Kelly Rowland Breaks Down Singing ‘Dirty Laundry’ Live

May 27, 2013  |  

Kelly Rowland took a chance singing her emotional new track, “Dirty Laundry” at Riverfest in Little Rock, AR, this weekend, and it turned out the soulfully honest lyrics of the song ended up being a bit too much for the singer as she performed.

Almost foreshadowing the breakdown that was to come, Kelly told the crowd about the song before she began:

“I felt like I could share that with y’all is that okay? Was it too much? I don’t think anything has ever hit a chord like that with me in the studio but tonight I am so happy to be sharing the song for the first time with you.

“Keep in mind that I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my s*** so if you see something roll down my face, don’t judge me, just love me, okay?”

The tears definitely came as Kelly got to the bridge of her track and sat for a few moments wiping tears from her face, seemingly thinking about all she’d been through in the abusive relationship detailed in the song, and the toil it took on her relationship with Beyonce.

Lucky for Kelly, the crowd had her back 100 percent, clapping wildly for her during her emotional moment, and she eventually finished the song, speaking on how grateful she is to have her girls (Destiny’s Child) to back her up.

Check out Kelly’s performance below, and peep the way the crowd already knows all the lyrics to the song she just released not even two full weeks ago. What do you think?

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  • chanela

    seemed kinda rehearsed. the music cuts off and THEN she cries? hmm

  • chanela

    those shorts are such a NO!

  • krystal johnson

    I love Ms. Kelly, she’s strong, beautiful, and an inspiration to many. Keep shining lovely one.

  • I love Kelly she’s always been my fav dc because i love an underdog.

  • Never know what anyone else is going through. Sorry she had to endure that. Pray that she’s stronger and wiser and better and never goes through it again

  • MLS2698

    What? She let a guy physically abuse her? I can’t hear the words from the vid because the bass overpowers the track. But really, no, not Kelly……

    • MLS2698

      Okay, so, I was on a cruise to Nassau when the first article came out, but I found the link. This is cray! And the references to the song/vid ” Girl ” from back in the day…….oh, lawd. Just NO!

    • Brandi

      Listen to the audio on youtube then watch it.

    • Just saying!!

      What do you mean “let”?

      • MLS2698

        Yeah, so, you might be a victim of abuse so I won’t bash. But yes, there is an emotional deficit if a person let’s another abuse them in ANY way. Whether it is family, friends,an employer, whoever. Trust me, I do realize some people may be seen publicly one way, but may actually be very emotionally weak in other areas. The best way to fight against abuse, or becoming a victim is to find your own self-worth before beginning ANY relationship. Remember, abusers look for people with emotional issues and low self-esteem. Live and ” let ” learn.