Something that caught my eye on social media and disappointed me was an article found on Yahoo, but from The Wire, announcing that Kelly Rowland is expecting her first child with husband and manager, Tim Weatherspoon. This is of course is a beautiful thing and a happy time for the singer, but what disappointed me was the fact that the entire story, along with the title, Kelly Rowland Pregnant with Future Personal Assistant to Blue Ivy, was less about celebrating, and more about straight dissing Rowland. Considering that I’ve met Rowland (and she’s super sweet), I didn’t understand why this person seemed so hellbent on trying to s**t on something worth celebrating like pregnancy and motherhood, but Mr. Price Peterson tried it. Here’s just part of what he said in a piece that included a photo of Beyoncé and Jay Z…:
…Blue Ivy needs a posse. Well! It appears that former Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland has heeded that need (or at least has moved to honor a Beyoncé-decreed legal obligation) and has become pregnant! That’s right, following her whirlwind romance, Skype engagement, and under-publicized wedding to a gentleman named Tim Witherspoon, Kelly Rowland has announced her pregnancy on Instagram! The cryptic announcement was really just a pair of baby Air Jordans next to a regular-sized pair and the caption “I’ll be stuntin like my daddy.” That’s about it as far as pregnancy confirmations, though, so please be advised this entire incident miiight just be an example of a woman buying baby clothes for herself before getting pregnant. Would you put that sort of thing past Kelly Rowland? Don’t answer that. Let’s just assume she’s pregnant. But I know what you’re thinking: How exactly could a possible boy-child become the first member of Blue Ivy’s “ma gurls”? That is for you and your outdated gender notions to work through. Congratulations to Kelly Rowland and Blue Ivy Carter! May the future Rowland-Witherspoon child be as fastidious at signing non-disclosure agreements as he/she will be at carrying out Starbucks orders.
I don’t know if Peterson thought he was being comical or if he really has some type of personal beef with Rowland’s fabulous self, but the people who saw the article made it very clear that his statements were disrespectful and unacceptable:
“Price Peterson, You Insensitive, Inconsiderate Piece of #$%$…You should be ashamed of yourself. This is not your phone, its not a personal text message, its Yahoo”