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Published on July 27th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Could There be a Destiny’s Child reunion in the Works? Kelly Rowland discusses on AM to DM by BuzzFeed News

Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Rowland joined AM to DM by BuzzFeed News recently, dishing on everything from being a gay icon to whether fans can expect a Destiny’s Child reunion. Sitting down with host Zach Stafford, she also discussed colorism in the entertainment industry, being named dropped in Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl,” and the backlash she received for supporting Chris Brown.

Kelly Rowland for BuzzFeed News by Erich Bartlebaugh

“There’s so many different beautiful shades of brown and I encourage every woman, every girl, to really embrace that, to know how gorgeous you are. There’s only one you, honey.”

– Kelly Rowland on how her confidence has grown as a woman of color

HIGHLIGHTS (You can watch the full interview here)

On whether or not there will ever be a Destiny’s Child reunion [watch the clip HERE]:

“We haven’t talked about it. No one saw Coachella coming, no one sees anything that we are doing. It comes out of nowhere! Anything could happen, but it’s not anything that we’ve talked about.”

On social media backlash after praising Chris Brown [read more HERE]:

“I think I commented on something about him breaking a hit record or something and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, love you, Chris.’ That was it. And the next thing I knew, I came up under all this scrutiny the next day that I’m waking up, and I’m like, ‘Wait, wow, they hate me, they hate me.’ I’m like, OK, I don’t know why… we’re so quick to crucify each other, we don’t know the backstory of anything so we also have to be careful of things like that.”

On being embraced as an icon within the LGBTQ community [watch the clip HERE]:

“I’m absolutely honored… the LGBTQ community was the first to embrace Destiny’s Child, and you always remember the first dose of love, and how pure it is, and how real it is, and authentic it is, and how proud it is. It makes you feel like you’re a part [of it]. They were the first community to really make us feel like ‘oh my gosh we made it.’ To follow for so many years and to have so many followers for so many years from the LGBTQ community is truly a blessing.”

On being name-dropped in Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl” song and how her confidence has grown as a woman of color [watch the clip HERE]:

“I remember hearing all of these different things [when I was a kid] – I think we’ve all heard it – like ‘you’re pretty for a brown skin girl’ or ‘oh, she’s really cute,’ you know what I mean? Other girls that were a different shade were ‘really beautiful’ or ‘really pretty’ or on the cover of magazines, [which] says this is what beauty looks like and you are not on it, or no one on there looks like you. So I remember having those issues and Tina-Knowles Lawson would stand me in front of the mirror and tell me how beautiful my features were, why there were beautiful, this is our motherland, this is how we’re supposed to look and we should be proud of that and bask in our brown beauty, and I started to do that… and now Bey has this anthem about brown skin girls, and it’s so many different shades. I think that’s what’s so beautiful about being brown. There’s so many different beautiful shades of brown and I encourage every woman, every girl, to really embrace that, to know how gorgeous you are. There’s only one you, honey.”

On prioritizing her next album over having another baby:

“My number one baby right now is this next body of work. An album. That’s the baby. It’s still forming in the studio womb so I’m just trying to make sure that we give that definitely enough time. Once I do that I feel like I’ll be in the space to where I’m really ready for another child.”

On the resemblance between her son Titan Weatherspoon and his “cousin” Blue Ivy Carter:

“It’s weird how they do definitely look alike. I don’t think I’ve ever said that. We’re definitely like, ‘how did that happen.’ Maybe it’s just love, maybe that’s just how love flows. They’re awesome kids.”

AM to DM by BuzzFeed News airs live every weekday on BuzzFeed News via Twitter and live.twitter.com/AM2DM at 10am EST. Follow along @AM2DM using #AM2DM!

Content courtesy of BuzzFeed News


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