‘I’ll Never Forget Those Things, But I’ll Forgive Him:’ Kelly Rowland On Her Abusive Ex-Boyfriend
Kelly Rowland shocked the world when she offered fans a glimpse into her personal life with new track, “Dirty Laundry.” In the song, Rowland unmasks, boldly singing about being in a tumultuous relationship with an abusive ex-boyfriend and harboring feelings of envy towards her friend and former group member, Beyoncé.
The 32-year-old songstress later deemed the song as a form of “therapy.”
“Doing this song for me was so therapeutic. Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy,” Rowland told her audience before performing the popular song during a May concert.
During another performance of the track, the former Destiny’s Child singer had a tearful breakdown on stage. She later confessed that she got “lost” in her emotions as she performed the critically acclaimed song.
“It’s really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd. Even in that moment of when I put my feet up, 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 then I had to breathe. You get lost…and it’s nothing wrong with getting lost. But that was weird. I felt like I could do that with D.C. “
Although Kelly still appears to be emotionally working through those past experiences, she recently admitted during an interview with OMG Insider that she made the choice to forgive her ex-boyfriend for the abuse the her inflicted upon her during their relationship.
“A piece of me would just go away every time he would say something.I’ll never forget those things. I’ll forgive him.”
She’s also convinced that he’s a changed man.
“He’s a different person now but it was things to tear me down as a person, as a woman. I was just so young and allowed him to do those things to me.”
Kelly went on to squash rumors that she’s beefing with Beyoncé, even getting a little teary eyed when was questioned about the current status of the relationship with her former group member.
“People wanted those stories for years. That’s just so sad on them because it’s not like that. I think it’s so sad that we live in a world where people don’t want to see women get along and encourage and empower each other and that’s what we do for each other.”
“I love my sister and she is so incredibly supportive… one of the closest people to me,” Kelly continued, fighting back tears.
Turn the page to check out footage from Kelly’s interview.