Kelly Rowland Admits To Getting Dropped By Columbia

Published: Thursday 1st Jul 2010 by Trent

Kelly Rowland has decided to come clean about the real reason for her departure from Columbia Records. The singer has admitted that, despite a press release noting a mutual split, she was in fact dropped from the label. Check out what Rowland had to say about the situation as well as her “civilized” relationship with Beyonce below:

Despite constant rumors pitting them against one another, the “Grown Woman” says she and Beyoncé have remained friends. “We were always civilized,” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “That’s what I’m most proud of. From the rumors to the lawsuits to false accusations, it was really tough.”

Even when legal issues arose with former members LeToya and LaTavia, the two stayed close. “We were strong because we had each other,” she tells the magazine. “There were times when I couldn’t even be strong enough, so I had B. She was the only thing I knew. She was my only friend.”

As for the Destiny’s Child reunion that her former manager Mathew Knowles shut down, Kelly says she would be open to it “if the fans wanted it to happen.”

Rowland also admits in the article that her former label Columbia Records dropped her and it was not a mutual split as the press release stated. “In all honesty, they let me go. The records that I put out probably didn’t perform as well as maybe they wanted them to,” she reveals. “We live in an industry where you’ve got to bring in money. You can’t be pushing out so much money and not bring anything back. I get it.” {Source}

Kudos for Rowland for being honest yet professional about the situation. Unlike many artists who would have used this opportunity to curse out their former label, Rowland is obviously quite wary about the possibility of a future relationship of some form with Columbia.

At the end of the day, business is business and despite her obvious talent, if the label felt that she was not a profitable act then the logicial decision would be to drop her.  Great to see that Rowland is not bitter about the situation.

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  1. dakkylove July 1, 2010

    Kelly is one of the few artists that i know who are honest and true to her fans and the public, she keeps it real 24/7 whether it be getting her boobs done, or her Label dropping her or singing about an Ex in her songs, thats why i love her, she comes accross as beautiful inside out..i am Glad commander is charting well and Rose Colured Glasses has started climbing on Itunes 2 days after being released to itunes with no promotion. I love this chick.

  2. EXPOSED July 1, 2010

    F****** MISLEADING TITLE D***** BAG TRENT, OF COURSE… MAKES THE B**** LOOK LIKE SHE’S DROPPED FROM CURRENT LABEL U MORON. IF WISHES DID COME TRUE, LOL. FIRE THIS IDIOT, SAM.

  3. FreshUrbanEnt July 1, 2010

    I FEEL SORRY FOR KELLY THO, SHE CNT DO AN INTERVIEW WITHOUT PEOPLE ASKING HER ABOUT DESTINY’S CHILD OR WHAT BEYONCE IS UP TO. IT’S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GET OVER ASKING ABOUT A DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION. WHEN IT HAPPENS IT HAPPENS, I WISH INTERVIEWERS WOULD STOP GOING ON ABOUT IT!

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  4. ADE July 1, 2010

    Kelly really does come across as such a genuinely nice person and that’s why I really want her to succeed with this new record, she deserves it.

  5. faith July 1, 2010

    @ i think she deserves that too

  6. ~Team Weezy~ July 1, 2010

    Okay Trent, it’s nice to see you are positive about the situation, but had this been another artist, you would be extremely shady! I mean if you keep it real for everything else, keep it real when it’s concerning Kelly Rowland as well.

    Now the Kelly stans can shut up about this woman being as successful as they claim her to be as a solo artist. When you’re dropped from a label that’s a CLEAR indication of a flop. I like Kelly and want her to do well this time around, however, she’s still hasn’t proved much more to me regarding her music/videos/talent. The best thing about her is her personality, she stays extremely positive about all situations and you can tell she’s a very sweet lady. But she’s on that Ciara train to me, this is her last chance IMO.

  7. Aryo July 1, 2010

    F***
    Every time I check TGJ 2 see whats new ,i see a post about this black chick
    I’m starting to hate kelly ….
    f****** annoyed

  8. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 1, 2010

    This is supposed to be news ?

    we all know she’s the biggest FLOP in the industry sincet FLOP Brown my sweeties, at least they can comfort each other in the land of FLOP.

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  9. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 1, 2010

    I love coming here but the Kelly Rowland posts are getting out of hand, I know your only trying to help this FLOP smantha because lets be true this chick needs all the help she can get now that Beyoncez not givin her that regular income anymore.

  10. SPRING July 1, 2010

    well done kelly for being sincere and honest… love u to bits!!!!
    @DANBOFFICIAL nobody needs ur opinion on KR posts… hate all u want, Kelly rowland is doing her thing and is coming big.. watch out!!! you;’ll eat ur words in a lil bit. SMH..

  11. Last Boy on Earth July 1, 2010

    I don’t like her music but she really is a class act, I hope she becomes successful because she deserves it

  12. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 1, 2010

    @SPRING

    awwww I’m glad you have faith in her sweetie, because her master Beyonce doesnt and neither do her record label by the looks of things…….commander is where on the billboard hot 100 ???? find it for me sweetie…….

    *waits*

    *looks up at the clock on the wall*

    yes….thats right honey it didint even chart 🙂

    taxi for SPRING please someone ?

  13. Keandre July 1, 2010

    too bad its not even the U.s single.. wit yo retarted ass

  14. Steffon July 1, 2010

    Ummmm we all know she got dropped. This is not a surprise

  15. BENJAMIN July 1, 2010

    I think Kelly needs to focus on her own career to the fullest and not think about a DC reunion in the near future because that is all people will know her as-that darker skinned DC chick. I’d rather wait another 5-10 years for that. She remains at peace with Bey, and thats fine, but they still don’t hang like they used to. Beyonce’s only friend is her husband right now and Kelly has found friendship with Brandy, which I think is great because she seems like a great support system. Push forward Kelly and not take 6 steps back like you’ve been doing.

  16. josh July 1, 2010

    awwww go kelly she a biiger hit in europe now she can still sustain a career over here as, he music fits into are scene more than the us driveo and rnb crap they keep churning out!!! atleast kelly is trying to be reiventive and she has succeeded with over 320,000 and the physical release has fiared well too this is not a flop if it is then was consitutes a hit??? a million plus yer as if!!!

  17. dc fan July 1, 2010

    Well i just think its coinsidence that as soon she didnt want matthew to be her manager then collumbia dropped her.

  18. bjksolo July 1, 2010

    INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  19. Paul July 1, 2010

    Kelly is such an inspiration. I know a lot of people love Beyonce for her music and what she stands for, but I really think Kelly is so much more relatable. She is such a grown ass woman and she is fabulous 🙂

  20. Blasian July 1, 2010

    BENJAMIN

    Dumb ass what part you didn’t understand? Didn’t just say Beyonce and Kelly are stlill friends??? MY LAWD hating Beyonce makes you haters DUMB

    Beyonce has RICH Friends… Friends that make the Forbes List LOL

  21. Bhamz July 1, 2010

    I really want Destiny’s Child to reunite sometime within the near future after they have all done what they have wanted individually (hopefully after Kelly finishes up with releasing singles off her new album), but not because they’re obligated to, I hope they do it because they enjoy performing together. The only thing that worries me is she now says “if the fans want it to happen” because of course we do…even though the media will constantly say “why would Beyonce take a step back..blaaah…blaah….blaaaah” Though I do wish people would stop asking her about DC when she is trying to promote her own album.

  22. DANBOFFICIAL IS THE BIGGEST ASS HOLE TO EVER READ THIS BLOW July 1, 2010

    GO AWAY DANBOFFICIAL no one what’s your opinion… ur a b****. Go roll with your other b******.. ur on the wrong site.

  23. Aryo July 1, 2010

    This is the first time i see danbofficial speaking the truth!

  24. Tron July 1, 2010

    Im sorry. I understand what Kelly is saying but Beyonce goooped her!

  25. los July 2, 2010

    Kelly is still a millionaire so haters stay living in your lil house while she is living in the same city I live in Miami Beach!!!!

    We Rich B******!!!!

  26. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 2, 2010

    @DANBOFFICIAL (MY STALKER)

    awwwwww you mad sweetie ? HEEL B**** !!!!

    @ARYO

    I always speak the truth, I gues I just like to keep things real my sweetie !!!

    *WHO OWNS THE THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  27. Krayola July 2, 2010

    First of all that is columbia’s lost! That Ms Kelly album was one hell of an album dammit and they didnt do there job that could have brought some serious dollars in but they didn’t believe in her. that’s there lost though because look at her now most people get dropped and end up out the industry as a whole Kelly found her a new label and now she touring europe promoting a huge dance hit that’s steady rising everyday that’s columbia’s idiotic ways for not realizing her potential and not helping her to achieve the success that we all see rather if you like her or not even a blind person can see that this woman has potential! all she needs is a supportive team to give her a boost of confidence.

  28. treecee July 2, 2010

    wait a minute why so many ppl hatin on dis chick a mean yea she is not as big as beyawnce but she is talented and beautiful and causes no trouble so if u dont like her fine but d insults is soooo not needed

  29. #FACT July 2, 2010

    Now I want Brandy to sip some honesty juice and admit that she was dropped by both Atlantic and Epic records. Ask her fans and they’ll tell you that Brandy walked away from both labels. Who the hell walks away from a major recording contract? I feel sorry for her because Brandy has been without a recording contract for over a year now, that’s got hurt her ego.

  30. tera July 3, 2010

    well when colombia and all other things fail god never fail her danofficial god is still in control of kellys destiny he is takin her through bit by bit dont worry u coveteous mind god allow satan to touch job but could not kill him and he had to ask gods permission first her situation is not bring her down but to take her higher at the end she will come out as fine gold

  31. Tee July 26, 2010

    Not hating on Kelly, she alway sound great in the studio, anybody could, but her live performances were never that great. The last live performance that I saw her do was in 2008, and that was horrible. I have to admitt, this time around she does sound better now…she either got some voice lessons or she is not singing live.

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