Kelly Rowland has been making headlines this week for her new single “Dirty Laundry.”
In the emotionally charged single written by The-Dream, Kelly Rowland sings about being jealous of Beyonce’s success and being in an abusive relationship.
Here are some of the lyrics:
“When my sister was onstage killin’ it like a motherfer / I was enraged, feelin’ it like a motherfer / Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealin’ with / Went our separate ways, but I was happy she was killin’ it.”
“Bittersweet / She was up, I was down / No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now?” She also suggests that she was abused by someone in the music industry.
“I was trapped in this house, lying to my mama / Thought it could get no worse, as we maximize the drama / Started to call them people on him, I was battered / He hit the window like it was me, until it shattered.”
Listen to the single here:
Speaking with Billboard, Kelly Rowland opened up about recording the single.
“It was very emotional. It took me days to record,” Rowland said. “I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me. Dream said, ‘I want to write you a record so that people will know exactly who you are, underneath it all.'”