Kelly Rowland Talks Beyonce’s Billboard Performance

Published: Friday 27th May 2011 by Sam

Since last Sunday, Beyonce‘s epic Billboard showing has been the topic on the lips of many. Hence, when our friends over at 24 Wired caught up with bandmate Kelly Rowland, they couldn’t help but probe the ‘Motivation’ singer on her ‘sister’s’ performance.

Speaking from the set of the video for Lonny Bereal‘s ‘Favour’ (which she features on), Rowland was also quizzed on her thoughts about Beyonce thanking LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson during her speech when accepting Billboard’s Millenium Award.

She also shared tidbits about her own project, plans for a tour, and performed a brief acapella with Bereal.

All the action after the jump…

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With Rowland enjoying success of her own this go round, her answering of Beyonce questions wasn’t half as jarring as it used to be. More than anything, it was great to see her flaunt that Media Training 101 by keeping the focus on her project, as well as Lonny Bereal. Our girl is all grown up!

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  1. Beystanbish May 27, 2011

    Stop asking this chile about Beyonce. Next>>>>>>>

  2. muni May 27, 2011

    Any ways Kelly #Motivation is #1 and she needs about 1 or 2 more hits so that they will stop asking her about Beyonce we all know how great she is but Kelly is also GREAT and I really like how Kelly handle all her questions she is very CLASSY and KIND!!

  3. Emmi3 May 27, 2011

    I love kelly till the end ! Love the collabo love the song 🙂 smoooth…
    and if some ones gonna put any hate comments about kelly here ima smack yah ass

    haters get a life get a job…or if u wanna hate so badly…look in the mirror and start hating..

  4. yaaaasss May 27, 2011

    @Beystanbish EXACTLY! But she’ll never live it down, unless she becomes an icon and as successful as Bey…which will clearly never happen. He’s always gonna be in her shadow. Bey and Daddy Knowles will make sure of that =/

  5. Beystanbish May 27, 2011

    Kelly’s a sweetheart though

  6. dakkylove May 27, 2011

    now i know where the chris brown fine comment came from he was on this video set..she looks like Egyptian royalty and i,m an african i should know…i love the acapella at the end, i did not know lonny could sing like that i,m waiting on the video…more kudos to kells.

  7. DC_Diva May 27, 2011

    Ewwwww….this dude is mad annoying. I know they were like, “Uuuuhhhhhhh….whens this damn interview gonna end????” Congrats to Kelly, I wish you mad success.

  8. JR May 27, 2011

    My only problem stop talking about Beyonce. You do not ever see her talk about Kelly…but then again Beyonce is horrible at speaking publicly anyway. Congrats on Motivation being number one. I have always been a fan of Lonny and I love Kelly singing at the end. Proves my baby can sing!

  9. Toya May 27, 2011

    Enough with the Bey ?? Burt anyways Go Kellz twerk!

  10. harlem May 27, 2011

    THese ladies all love and respect each other…its their gay ass fans and young bithces who keep this evil mentality that you can;t support each other…

  11. LIFEE May 27, 2011

    Beyonce probably tells interviewers not to ask her about Kelly….

    Kelly has a GREAT heart

  12. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi) May 27, 2011

    Kelly is amazing …

  13. lenor May 27, 2011

    loved the acapella at the end. kelly is just a phenomenal woman! real role model!

  14. yaaaasss May 27, 2011

    @LIFEE “Beyonce probably tells interviewers not to ask her about Kelly….”

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA DEAD. are u kidding? ain’t nobody checkin’ for Kelly! Thanks for the laugh boo.

  15. aisha May 27, 2011

    go ask B what she meant when she tahnked them. Go Kelly!

  16. KING&QUEEN MJ&BEYONCE May 27, 2011

    @YASSS STFU! If people wasnt checking for KELLY, she wouldnt have the #1 song on the hip hop&r&b charts and sitting pretty at #21 and rising on billboard hot 100. I know Kelly probably wont get THE QUEENS success but she can become a icon, so SHUT THE HELL UP, BECAUSE ITS MOTIVATION B****** LMAO

  17. bey’knight brutal May 27, 2011

    if it was a prearranged interview she should be able to block out certain fields including this and enough of all these guest work, focus on urself. she’ll only get a quarter of credit if those works become hit.

    @LIFEE

    In all fairness, what would the interviewers have to ask about kelly? when will her album be out?

    @yaaaasss

    cut it out. kelly’s destiny does not lie in the hands of matthew or beyonce. it’s in God’s

  18. WHYtheHateVusilovesB May 27, 2011

    I love u kelly our sister muah true bey stans know that kelly is family We love her

  19. KING&QUEEN MJ&BEYONCE May 27, 2011

    @BEY ‘ KNIGHT BRUTAL PREACH!! I think this era is going to be KELLYS biggest. I see her Diva status rising and her becoming a hitmaker, with a string of hits with this album.

  20. _ITSTT_ May 27, 2011

    Kelly should be a much bigger artist than she is right now. I hope the motivation keeps up after motivation.

  21. GREG May 27, 2011

    Damn this girl is beautiful

  22. KING#15 May 27, 2011

    KELLY SHOULD HAVE GAVE THAT UGLY ASS ROOKIE ASS INTERVIEWER SOME ATTITUDE….

    WHY THE F*** U ASKING BOUT ANOTHER ARTIST ON SOMEBODY ELSE VIDEO SET

    THAT S*** WAS WAY TO UNPROFESSIONAL AND JUST KINDA PISSED ME OFF A LITTLE

    AND TO THE PERSON WHO SAID BEY NEVER TALKS BOUT KELLY U RIGHT SHE NEVER DOES AND NOBODY EVEN ASKS ABOUT THE GROUP TO BEYONCE’

    KELLY IS SUPER TALENTED AND SUPER FINE….I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO GET THAT S*** IN THEY HEAD CUZ IF THAT WAS ME ON A RECORD WITH KELLY AND HE ASKED HER THAT OR ME I WOULD HAVE WENT HAM ON HIS B**** ASS

  23. GREG May 27, 2011

    @JR…DAMN, i thought it was just me who thought Beyonce needs speech lessons…lol….everytime i hear her speak i just want to turn the sound down….just sing and be pretty….lol

  24. GLYNNTALE May 27, 2011

    STOP ASKING KELLY ROWLAND BOUT BEYONCE PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL BTW AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE MUSIC VIDEO. THAT ACAPELLA WAS CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    #ROWLDAWGS

  25. OSO May 27, 2011

    as a Beyonce Stan and a Kelly fan.
    Motivation >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Run The World (Girls).
    it’s so much better, and that’s why I wish Kelly mad success, and maybe see her album being in the top 5 this year, she works harder than Beyonce and any other Female out there right now, she really deserves success.
    tbh!

  26. Robier May 27, 2011

    Yesssss Kelly. U know sup

  27. quanberg May 27, 2011

    Kelly is amazing !!! Can’t wait for the video

  28. MAHOGANY May 27, 2011

    Beyonce is her half-sister according to Papa “mafia” Knowles.

  29. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 27, 2011

    Asking her about Bey is what keeps the focus off of HER and her project. I think for future interviews, she should probe her questions to eliminate Beyonce questions. But Kelly is so sweet, and I think that may somehow work against her since she doesn’t want to come off as rude, diva-ish or “bitchy” when it comes to that.

    I think she should do a little promo now and release a new R&B single. She NEEDS to perform at the BET awards. That’ll be the perfect promotion for her since that’s her target audience now.

  30. BDABOSS May 27, 2011

    Yeah he went over board with the Beyonce questions.

  31. junior May 27, 2011

    Kellys a sweet heart, but that dude um NEXT! haha

  32. Shawn101 May 27, 2011

    Actually, it was the interviewer who brought Beyonce up. No offense to Bey, but he didn’t have to go there. We’ve heard Kelly speak about Beyonce on numerous occasions. Have we heard Beyonce’s thoughts on Kelly’s song, “Motivation”?…..I didn’t think so. The interview should have just been focused on Kelly and Lonny. I will say that Kelly handle the question about Bey like a pro. I wish wish that they stop asking Kelly about Bey all of the time.

  33. SipDatBoyz May 27, 2011

    that was nice

  34. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-Bahamas♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ May 27, 2011

    Nice!

  35. BENJAMIN May 27, 2011

    I wonder how many more times her and Michelle have to sit back and see Bey get all these accolades. Kelly needs a dream team behind her.

  36. KING&QUEEN MJ&BEYONCE May 27, 2011

    @Greg Kind of how someone need to duck tape ur mouth, to keep d**** out of it fagget.

  37. sarah May 27, 2011

    first of all beyonce dont talk about kelly in interviews because interviewers never ask her about kelly. thats not bey’s fault if she dosent go out her way to metion kelly

  38. NikkiIsChillin May 27, 2011

    Yesss!!! This song is hot! Kelly looks amazing. Motivation is # 1. Do your thang Ms. Kelly!!!

  39. TeamKelly!!! May 27, 2011

    Ms Kelly, you are a real team player lady… Never trying to throw shade! I love it!
    #RowlDawgs!

  40. BOOMBASTIC!!! May 27, 2011

    #Motivation. Go Kelly. Go go go.

  41. Karma2 May 27, 2011

    i’m so happy for Kelly she is doing a phenomenal job..with her new song and album about to come out..wish her much success…
    …They already sending out Free test models of iPad 2..but ONLY if you live in United States..i got 2..sent 1 to my mom house & 1 to my dorm..lol http://ht.ly/54Di2

  42. can’tbelieveit May 27, 2011

    Did anyone else catch that Lonny said he always had love for Beyonce first and Kelly said yes he always said he like Bey and now she’s married but he still likes her. He is fine.

  43. VA STAND UP!! May 27, 2011

    Yaaassss! I love this song! So glad it’s getting a video! I liked CB & Teyana’s version, but Lonny’s vocals are smoother & Kelly sings the HELL out of the hook! She really made the song for me. This is a nice first single for Lonny, hope it does well for him. He is a goofy looking character though. IMO.

    So that’s why Chris shouted her out the other day on twitter, he was there! Lol! She did look great! Her body & skin tone look amazing! She is literally glowing!

    I wonder if Kelly does get sick of all the Beyonce questions. I mean, I know that’s her girl and all, but she does have her own ish to talk about & promote now. She still has yet to do an interview or performance for her new single anywhere! I know her album doesn’t come out for months but she could get her promo started. The sooner the better.

    Anyway, can’t wait for this video!

  44. noname May 27, 2011

    Kelly is hotttt!

  45. Aisha May 28, 2011

    Best song by Kelly Rowland is “UNITY” ~ now on YouTube … epic !!!

  46. beck May 28, 2011

    Some ignorant ass just made a comment about the fact that beyonce never talks about kelly…thats b/c no one ever asks her honey; but when they do she does the same thing kelly does; she supports, supports, supports. I hate it when people try to create hate between family. I’m sick of reporters constantly asking kelly about beyonce too but thats not beyonce’s fault & its no excuse to start bashing her. Both of these women are beautiful, incredible artists & deserve to be treated as such.

  47. DanityKiWi May 28, 2011

    At the end of the a capella, Lonny could not find the right notes. He has a great, smooth R&B voice…but he was all over the sharp and flat…couldn’t find the note.

  48. OkThen May 28, 2011

    “Love” Is my favorite song by Kelly 🙂
    She’s a stunning individual, “Forever and a Day” is pretty amazing too, and I can’t forget “Motivation”!
    Smh, they need to just keep Bey’s business out of Kelly’s. Kelly does a good job at making herself presentable and not getting annoyed.

  49. Truth Always May 28, 2011

    I’m not sure why reporters do that. Kelly Rowland handled it very well, and indeed was gracious. I’m not sure I like the tone of this blog either. “Now that she is enjoying her success, she does not sound as Jarring.” Well I’ve never heard Kelly Rowland snap at any reporter who consistently tries to put her in this cage of #2 and a cage that denotes her whole existence is to support her sister by answering questions about her. Kelly Rowland is in her own right a beautiful, talented artist. Please reporters, yes it is true most of us who love Kelly Rowland also love Beyonce(as artists). However, when we are “checking” for Kelly Rowland we really do not want to hear her answer questions about Beyonce, so please stop asking!

  50. Troy May 28, 2011

    Kelly will always be in the shadows of beYAWNcy because for years she’s kissed all up in her asshole and even when beYAWNcy was manipulating her and screwing her career up,
    Ms. Kelly was still supportive, out of fear, out of confusion, out of the fact that she had to place that pole dancer on a pedestal in order to not be black balled by Poppa Matt who had done so with the rest of the former Destiny’s Children. Or possibly it could’ve been all of the above, but whatever it is, Ms. Kelly has left Matt “The Baby Daddy” Knowles and is still afraid to free herself from the confines of the Knowles. The only true way for Kelly to explicitly move on is to stop supporting beYAWNcy as beYAWNcy doesn’t support Kelly, Michelle or any of the Destinys Ex-Children. beYAWNcy is about one person and that’s herself. Kelly needs to make herself unavailable and make beYAWNcy see that it’s not always about her, in fact Kelly needs to reap the rewards of her own success and keep it moving. beYAWNcy will always feel that Kelly and Michelle is suppose to stand at her feet, and sing her praises, and like solange, matt, tina, jay-z and beYAWNcy’s zombie fans they will soon have to realize that every b**** will sit on a pedestal at some point and time, but that b**** will eventually fall from grace. Kelly, if you have any sense, If I where you, I’d remove myself from any dealings with the knowles, focus on your career and keep your good spirit and surround yourself with positive people.

  51. Angela Wesley May 28, 2011

    I am glad that motivation is number one but I don’t want the whole album to be about
    people having s**. That is what Ciara did and that in why her alum failed.

  52. nezer May 28, 2011

    I’luv’boff’Queen’bee’and’kelly..but’everyone’kno’bee’iz’a’lot’better..I’mean’Beyonce'”iz’Beyonce..Nobody’can’ever’be’Beyonce..daddy’or’No’daddy..bee’iz’UNIQUE

  53. Kelly May 28, 2011

    No No No Beyonce billboard performance wasn’t EPIC by a long shot, Pls go to Youtube and view Janet Jackson 1993 MTV performance, it runs circles around that Beyonce’s billboard performance

  54. VFB May 28, 2011

    LOVE KELLY! SHE’S IS PRETTIER THAN ALL OF THE DC CHICKS (INSIDE AND OUT)…..HANDS DOWN! BEYONCE HAD HER TURN WITH THAT WHACK ASS NEW SONG. BEYONCE NEW CD WILL BE A FLOP, WHY? SHE LACKS ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVITY. WHY DIDN’T THE INTERVIEWER ASK KELLY ABOUT HOW BEYONCE STOLE ANOTHER PERSON PERFORMANCE? SHE THANKED THE OTHER DC BANDMATES BECAUSE OF THE YEARS OF GULITE.

  55. fearlless May 29, 2011

    kelly better sing! lol

  56. delroy May 29, 2011

    See thats the difference between interviewers in the states and the UK and probably other countrys in Europe as we love us some Kelly and we hear interviewees asking questions on the Kelly and Michelle and the past sucess of DC. But moving on from that i also loves the accapella at the end, this is one of the reason why i will always respect Kelly because she can prove that she has a voice without anything enhancing her voice, and she comes across as very down to earth, someone thats real unlike others in the industry that are fake. I hope Motivation gets released in Europe as this Eurodance pap is getting so old we need the real stuff like Kelly TUNE.

  57. ….. May 31, 2011

    I was completely SHOCKED when Beyonce thanked Latavia and Letoya but I think that she did the RIGHT THING… I think it showed people how much of a WOMAN she is and It caused others to RESPECT Her in another ASPECT OF herself!!!!

  58. ….. May 31, 2011

    IN ANOTHER ASPECT OF HERSELF AGAIN because people gained RESPECT FOR HER in that aspect when she did the Taylor Swift thing!!

  59. SB June 1, 2011

    It’s great that she is being so supportive. DAMN Beyonce killed it. If you missed her performance check it out here http://bit.ly/iBrlpO

  60. sun July 26, 2011

    Ok f beyonce, So sick of hearing about her. It’s about kelly. Beyonce is too overrated these days. Kelly can work her way and be the best. Dont underestimate her. Go kelly go!

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