Kelly Rowland recently dropped a new single titled, "Dirty Laundry” and has everyone buzzing about it for all the wrong reasons. Almost every media site is emphasizing the alleged jealously and resentment towards Beyoncé. Not to add her abusive relationship in the midst of her singing career. NEGATIVITY NEGATIVITY! Seems to be that everyone is missing the big picture and the powerful message she portrays in this new song.
Let’s take a look at what Ms. Rowland has to say in her controversy yet liberating track. After reviewing these lyrics below, ask yourself these questions.
“When your [you’re] soaked in tears for years it never airs out. When you make pain look this good it never wears out,” Kelly sings in her hook. She continues on with "When my sister on stage/killing it like a mother**father/I was in a rage/feeling it like a mother***father."
Q1: Hurt or Jealousy?
"Kinda lucky I was in her shadow" sings Kelly
Q2: Settling and envious for second best or Hiding due to the stress?
"Fooled everybody but myself"
Q3: Fake or trapped?
“I was battered he hitting the window like it was me until it shattered”
Q4: Desperate for the spotlight or Lifting a burden?
Food for thought
You may fool the world but you can't fool yourself! Stop faking it to you make it. The only one that you’re hurting is yourself. The reality is people go through this stuff every day and she is not exempt because she is a superstar. Be honest with yourself about your situation and your feelings towards family, friends and loved ones.
Let it go and let it out! Express what's been trapped on the inside of you in the best way you know how. Kelly was trapped and her release was through the art of music. Do whatever you have to do to get it off your chest and to free yourself. Share your pain and testimony with others. You never know who needs the message maybe even more than you.
Forgiveness is for you and not anyone else. You may not forget what happened but you don’t have to be trapped in your past. Forgiveness allows you to move forward and move on and live to tell your story. If Kelly had not given forgiveness to herself she wouldn't be able to share with the world her true story.
Don’t be so quick to judge! You never know what someone else is going through. People may look good on the outside but on the inside a total wreck!
Rowland tells Billboard:
"It was very emotional. It took me days to record. 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.'"
I congratulate Kelly Rowland for being true to herself and the world. She took a chance and made a bold move. This was a breath of fresh air and a burden lifted off of her shoulders.
Kudus Kelly! Strength and Power is what you represent! Stay encouraged as you face the critics….you did it for you first and for those silent cries and unheard voices. Mission accomplished!
Dirty Laundry”, is REAL and UNCUT! No wonder it made it to UniquelyUncut 🙂
You be the judge.
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