The Word: Kelly Rowland sings about her jealousy of Beyonce

Singer Kelly Rowland performs onstage at the 4th Annual ELLE Women in Music Celebration at The Edison Ballroom on April 10, 2013 in New York City. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Kelly Rowland is airing her “Dirty Laundry” about former bandmate Beyonce. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland is finally going public about how it feels to live in Beyonce’s shadow in her new song, “Dirty Laundry.”

The song is a raw, angry account of surviving an abusive relationship and watching Beyonce become a superstar and leave her behind, according to E! Online.

“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?” Rowland sings.

The song also reveals how her abusive boyfriend would taunt her about her insecurities: “I was battered/He hitting the window like it was me, until it shattered/He pulled me out and said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me/Not your mama, not your daddy, and especially not Bey.”

Hopefully, Beyonce can take a little time out of her busy schedule to reach out to a former bandmate who’s hurting. She is expecting Baby #2 with husband Jay-Z, multiple sources claim. According to the New York Post, the high-waisted Givenchy gown Bey wore to last week’s Met gala was carefully constructed to conceal Blue Ivy’s little brother or sister. She is also in the middle of a world tour.

If Beyonce and Jay-Z really are expecting, it’s no surprise they’d want to keep it to themselves a little longer, given the elaborate fanfare that heralded their daughter’s arrival. Blue Ivy Carter was delivered on a private floor of New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital that the superstar couple reportedly paid $1.3 million to rent out. And while mom and baby recuperated, security remained high: Hospital workers reportedly put tape over surveillance cameras, and employees’ mobile phones were confiscated when they arrived for shifts, sources told the New York Daily News.


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