“I Believe In Black Love” Kelly Rowland Dodges Engagement Questions, Talks Finding Her Own Path

December 12, 2013  |  

You know how those Destiny’s Child girls are. They’re very cautious and very calculated about spilling the relationship tea. Very slow indeed. And based on the types of relationships Kelly has been in, we can certainly understand why. So it really comes as no surprise that she played very coy on her recent appearance on the Arsenio Hall show.

Arsenio pulled up a picture of Kelly and her rumored fiancé and manager Tim Witherspoon on their way to Jay Z’ concert. And asked her who is that. And with that big ole grin she’s been photographed with as of late, she said, with much conviction:

“That’s my best friend. That’s my best friend.”

Then Arsenio zoomed in on that same picture and asked her about her “advanced best friend ring.”

Kelly laughed: “You know what I will say. I am very happy and I believe in black love, man.”

Arsenio: Scratching his head: So, uh is that an engagement ring for black love.

Kelly: In a southern belle drawl: “Oh God, you stop it now, you know how private I am.”

Arsenio: Yes I do. I do. When she want the conversation to stop, she get that little southern accent thing that just came into it. That means ok, stop it. Stop it!

I mean do we really need any more than that?! She’s very happy, she believes in black love. That’s her best friend. We know what’s up. And we’re happy for you boo.

Then the conversation got a bit heavier when Arsenio read a line from her song “Dirty Laundry.” You know the one where she talks about transitioning from being in Destiny’s Child to watching Beyoncé kill on stage like a mutha—. And then he mentioned that BuzzFeed named her the most flawless human being of 2013. He asked her how she bridged the Kelly who was living in a very dark place to the flawless and happy woman we see today.

“I think it’s really important to know that we are not perfect as human beings. And it’s really important to know that you have to grow. You can’t just stay in one space your whole life. And you also, as a woman, can’t expect to be on somebody else’s level and don’t allow other people to put you on somebody else’s level. And look at what somebody else has thinking ‘oh, I want that.’ You should want your own path. I don’t want my sister’s path. I don’t want nobody else’s path. I want my own. But it took me a long time to figure that out. But the rest of the world is telling me something and I’m like ‘Ummm…’ I had to figure it out on my own. And I like my path. I got a damn good path. God knows what he’s doing.”

Kelly also answered Arsenio’s question about the advice she would give to a younger Kelly Rowland. She talked about trusting her instincts and not succumbing to fear.

I really like Kelly a lot and always root for her to win.

You can check out the clips from Kelly’s interview with Arsenio in the videos below and on the next page.

The Engagement

Finding her own path

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