Kelly Rowland Defends Beyonce’s ‘Bow Down’ / Teases New Album

Published: Sunday 31st Mar 2013 by David

With three solo albums under her belt, this year will mark the sweet arrival of Kelly Rowland‘s fourth studio effort ‘Talk A Good Game’.

While a release date for the project is yet to be announced, the last year has seen anticipation for the project intensify with murmurs that she had enlisted a number of the industry’s hardest hitters to aid in its conception…one of these being a certain Pharrell Williams.

Now watch as she shares brand new details on the release with our friends over at ‘The Big Tigger Show’. The spot, which also saw her defend Beyonce’s latest offering, ‘Bow Down’.

Quotes below!

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On the album:

“I’m actually in the process of wrapping it up this weekend. This is actually the last recording session I’ve got for this album, but I’m so excited. I’ve been in the studio with Dream. I’ve been in the studio with Harmony. I’ve been in the studio with Pharrell. I’ve been in the studio with Kevin Cossom, who is incredible. When I tell you, he is so incredible and I’m so happy I got the opportunity to work with him.”

Then on Bey’s ‘Bow’:

“I’ve heard pieces of what she’s done. She’s heard things that I’ve recorded and I just think it scratches the surface to everything else. I think it’s a great record. It’s her expression. I think, as an artist, you can express yourself however you want to and I just can’t wait for everybody to hear the rest of the record. It is insane.”

With so many qualified hands in the LP’s kitchen, we’re excited to see how the success of ‘Ice‘, ‘Representin’ and ‘Motivation’ have influenced its direction.

Sure, while we’d love to hear Kelly take on cuts she could perform on the ‘Ellen’s and co without offending the innuendo police, her ear for radio ready R&B hits has seen her join Brandy and Keri Hilson in becoming the ‘go-to’ girls for crossover hits.

Our only hope is that there are at least three or four Pop cuts on there to ensure the albums reaches as many potential fans as possible. So, until we find out if it does…


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  1. MiMi Carey March 31, 2013

    Of course Kelly would defend bow down she can’t afford to do nothing but kiss her ass & defend Beyonce

  2. my forehead tho March 31, 2013

    Kelly didn’t tell us nothing we didn’t already know.

    Of course Beyonce’s music is insane…. -__-

    • islandgrrrl April 2, 2013

      her music isn’t insane actually………that is the last word I’d use to describe it. It’s highly polished, contrived, pop fluff…….but Beyonce herself and her fans think she’s on some pedastal. Now THAT is insane!

  3. Alex March 31, 2013

    I can’t wait for this album now! Kelly just drop it already! I love her so much! #TalkAGoodGame

  4. KING RIH March 31, 2013

    B**** she was telling you to bow down as well. Ever since DC, youve been wanting to be her….

    • KEY March 31, 2013

      dont necessarily agree that she is trying to be beyonce, but I do agree with the fact that Beyonce targeted her as well

  5. CiCi Slaaaaaays March 31, 2013

    Kelly been bowing down lol

    • i slay March 31, 2013

      preach b**** kissing ass down low

  6. Riqueen March 31, 2013

    YAS kel do your thing SO much better than beyoncow.

    • Jas March 31, 2013

      YAS she does it way better than RihSplice too.

      • Riqueen April 1, 2013

        lmfaoooo KEEP DREAMING h**

  7. i slay March 31, 2013

    When will all this flop b****** Stop kissing ass it will not take them anywhere.. i still respect flop kasha or whatever for at least stating her mind.

  8. Robyn Fenty (the STD infected goat) March 31, 2013

    Kelly stop defending her. She was talking about every female artist in “Bow Down” including you.
    It’s so sad that you’re always defending this b**** when she doesn’t give 2 shits about you.

  9. RICHANDBLACK11 March 31, 2013

    It’s so funny how the Navy gets so upset over Beyonce.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Riqueen March 31, 2013

      We aren’t we just know it gives the hivs breakdowns.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 31, 2013


  10. THEO HUXTABLE March 31, 2013

    They’re sisters!! Why wouldnt she support her? The funny thing is folks try to play these to against each other as well as other artist..smh…Black folks and their crab in a bucket mentality…

    • RoyalKev April 1, 2013


  11. Kent March 31, 2013

    Haters should respect kelly’s opinion on this just as y’all said keisha can have and express her opinion.

    • RoyalKev April 1, 2013


  12. i slay March 31, 2013

    kisses ass low.

  13. Robyn Fenty (the STD infected goat) March 31, 2013

    Kelly reminds me of the insecure dark skinned girl that was always the sidekick to the sought after light skinned girl.
    I can’t believe Beyonce & Matthew damaged her self esteem so much to the point where she will never grow out of kissing Beyonce’s ass.

  14. RICHANDBLACK11 March 31, 2013

    People are really taking Bow down to damn serious. How I look at it is, if you label yourself as a B**** then I guess Beyonce was telling you to bow down. Hence the reason why I don’t understand KC feeling salty. KC are you an B****?

    • HOWYOULIKEIT March 31, 2013

      KC felt targeted by the song and couldnt hold it inside.
      Even rihanna was pressed and felt the threat. You know you a b**** when respond to that song

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 31, 2013

      I agree…i mean DAMN so what she made Bow Down. Whats da big deal. Im just enjoyn the war lol

  15. Kent March 31, 2013

    Haters respect kelly’s opinion on this just as y’all said keshia have rigth to express her take on the song.

  16. Cream March 31, 2013

    Kelly Been looking good these days and yes at Beyonce record being insane and how did Beyonce tell Kelly to bow down?? Beyonce said I know when you were little girls you use to dream of being in my world she talking about these new B****** in the game stay pressed haters

  17. Kim Kardashian Stan March 31, 2013

    Kelly has no opinion if Beyonce like something Kelly will… Kelly would never go against her slave master

  18. Lolz March 31, 2013

    Kellys only stating the obvious and what people should know. But anything with Beyonces name on it gets over analysed of course. But of course Kelly would defend her either way.

  19. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 31, 2013

    kelly rowland will always be beyonce’s “Yes man”.

    and i have an idea for her fading career , dear kelly , release your material any time away from beyonce’s , why you love being in the shadow like that ?

    some b****** were not created to lead but to be led , SMH 🙄
    this b**** could have been our generation’s donna summer or your handy version of janet , but she chose to be bey’s fav chewing gum.

    • DOSSOME March 31, 2013

      The worst part is she treats her music like some part-time job,like she really believes one day Beyonce might call for a DC reunion SMH..Even from the post above,it’s obvious she already feels Beyonce’s record is better than hers

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 31, 2013

        she just loves it , to be a part of something , not to ‘something’ herself.

  20. Lydia March 31, 2013

    Cant wait for both their albums.

  21. KEY March 31, 2013

    Let me state first I LOVE ME SOME KELENDRIA

    but Kelly……Really? I can honestly see why people think youre kissing ass right now. Beyonce would never take the time to defend your music. Everyone either loves your music or think its oversexed. You will never see Beyonce take the time to talk about you or your music. I wish you’d finally get over Destiny’s Child and BEYONCE and start looking out for……you. You deserve so much more. You know that song was a piece of s*** and you still defended her. Damn. Let her catch the heat she deserves for putting out that piece of s***. Just promote YOUR MUSIC AND NOT HERS!!!! lol

    • KROW April 4, 2013

      hello, man i love kelly, but i agree with you all the way on this one. that damn song (bow down) is wack!!!! i will also say this i am sure that if kelly was not asked for her opinion on the song, or beyonce, she would not have mentioined it herself.

  22. Brandys Starr March 31, 2013

    Well course shes gonna defend her. Thats her sister. Shes hardly gonna diss her, who would? I felt that way about the song anyway so shes not even totally off for saying that.

    • Dray April 1, 2013

      She didn’t act sisterly each time Kelly tried to step out her shadow and drop an album or single, Beyonce at the same damn time was dropping hers. She never wanted Keyy to shine and until Kelly grows a backbone she will continue to flop like fish. It makes me weep for her

      • EC GR April 1, 2013

        So true, Dray!

  23. Trina March 31, 2013

    Kelly Rowland is just a yes man

  24. Dilemma March 31, 2013

    Ok so why are people shocked she said something like this. For a start, it has nothing to do with being a yes man anymore get over that, Beyonce and Kelly are like family and are still very close so its about defending your friend here.

  25. KEY March 31, 2013

    It’s not that I don’t think she should be defending Beyonce, thats her “sister”, but I do think she should be promoting her own record. Unless you go against the grain and treat Beyonce as she treats everyone else (including you) you will forever be stuck in her shadow. She told you to bow down and instead of you dismissing that retarded as question, you defended her. Keyshia was wrong, but if more artist nuts hung like hers (that was a bold move) then more women would be on top.

  26. Hmmm March 31, 2013

    I thought she was talking more about Beyonces whole album when she refered to the ‘record’

  27. eric March 31, 2013

    No artist who understands the impact of their words and music writes and sings whatever they want to, so Kelly is wrong on that point. Kelly acts as though she is enslaved to Beyonce. Whatever B asks of her she does it, and 9 out of 10 times it’ll be something that serves the needs and desires of Beyonce and pulls Kelly back down behind her.

  28. Lovebird March 31, 2013

    Yes Kelly, you better bow down to your fraudulent thieving fave even though she has dragged you to her multiple court cases against Destiny’s Child and when Letoya Luckett tried to get what was due to her. It made no sense for Beyonce to get the biggest check when Letoya Luckett wrote the songs and yet you were still there bowing down to that fat fraudulent thieving b****.

    Anyway Kelly, hurry it up and tell Fattie Bey to release that single and album so we can laugh at it when it FLOPS. Tell her to hurry up so we can drag her by her nappy Walmart wig all the way to hell and back. Thanks.

    • KEY March 31, 2013

      I SEE NO LIES! I hope Kelly learns one day. I love her and her music.

  29. Yaz March 31, 2013

    As much as I love Kelly and I respect her and Beyonces relationship outside of the game, Kelly has proved she is not a passionate born leader by the way she handles her solo career. Lazy.

  30. RLS March 31, 2013

    Omgee she is super boring. I did like her in yhe past, but now she bores me.

  31. HOWYOULIKEIT March 31, 2013

    Beyonce has always been supporting Kelly’s music as well. You guys forget it

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 31, 2013

      by supporting you mean releasing a BONUS track like “why don’t you love me” as a single just to steal the spotlight from “motivation” even though it wasn’t planned to be released as a single ?!!

      yeah right.

    • Naomi March 31, 2013

      Yeah I have to give it to Beyonce. Ive seen her in multiple interviews where she mentions Kelly has music out.

      • HOWYOULIKEIT March 31, 2013

        Even everytime Kelly has a new album, Beyonce shows up to the release party. They are sisters

  32. Kent March 31, 2013

    Leave kelly alone she stated her opinion just like keisha but because you all hate the song doesnt mean someone wont like it its so stupid i wonder what y’all (navy) will say if riri said she loves the song……..oh am sure u would say she was forced to say that i personally dont like the song but wont go abt trashing people who love it. Looking for people to validate ur stupid hatred.

  33. Jamie March 31, 2013

    Did it ever dawn on some of you that she was being sarcastic and dismissive just to simultaneously promote her own album, as she did? Some of y’sll, I swear…smh

    • Angela Wesley March 31, 2013

      Jamie, I caught that classy shade too. When the Disco
      Jockey tried to ask her more question about the song,
      she quickly change the subject to her own album.
      I was so proud her .I think Kelly is finally getting
      tired of people asking her about Beyonce.

  34. King B>Rihanna March 31, 2013

    Why are people bitching about KELLY OPINION.

    GURLS you try to much.. You want everyone in the world not to like Beyonce nor like the song.

    well guess what that will never happen so you drop that mission.

    • XtinaaLovee March 31, 2013

      Kelly has no opinion shes a yes man

  35. Real RiRi March 31, 2013

    Kisses ass down low

  36. Naomi March 31, 2013

    Did we really expect anything else? Its clear Kelly has an overwhelming sense of loyalty for Beyonce and her family because of her gratitude for Tina taking her under her wing when she was younger and being like a second mother. I think thats also why it was so easy for her to act like a yes man in DC. But she needs to get her act together if shes serious with this album. There no point in people blaming Beyonce anymore when Kelly is clearly content being the way she is and how she handles her career. She is a grown woman.

  37. I almost crashed my car into Rihanna’s forehead March 31, 2013

    As long as Kelly never defends the size of Rihanna’s deformed forehead, I’ll be good! 😉

    • I almost crashed my car into Rihanna’s forehead March 31, 2013

      That’s right Navy, vote it down! Every down vote tells me I succeeded in BOTHERING your punk asses! LOL

      == SMOOCHES ==

      Enjoy my avi too! Riri never looked better! Chris beat that face better than a makeup man could ever! 😛

  38. t March 31, 2013

    Love kelly! Lol at the pressed titanic stans. It took your fave 7 yrs and a beat down before she could even get a #1 album. She releases every year around christmas and she still cant sell as much as bey albums. Bey about to have her 5th #1 album in a row and u r****** stans will probably kill yourselves lmao. Even your fave said that king bey kills her self esteem. Oop!

  39. King B>Rihanna March 31, 2013



  40. King B>Rihanna March 31, 2013



  41. I almost crashed my car into Rihanna’s forehead March 31, 2013

    Why are Rihanna’s nose and forehead so large? Were they always like that, do you parents look like aliens too…or is it some kind of permanent swelling from all the beatings Chris put on her? Can’t she get Jay to give her advance on her allowance to get that retarded s*** fixed?!

    • HOWYOULIKEIT March 31, 2013

      low self esteem issues make her let men bruise her face and make her forehead even bigger

      • I almost crashed my car into Rihanna’s forehead March 31, 2013

        He must be whoopin’ that ass daily, because Riri’s forehead is as big as a satellite dish. Maybe its so she can keep contact with the rest of the non-talented green alien whores from her home planet of Fiveheadton.

  42. Kate Middleton March 31, 2013

    B*** licker.

    • B. Hill March 31, 2013

      lol what’s your mama got to do with this?

  43. King B>Rihanna March 31, 2013



    • Lovebird March 31, 2013

      Having breakdowns honey?? Wanna talk about it?? lol

  44. Miss Kisses Down Low March 31, 2013

    Kelly aint got time for people to be s*** stirring between her and Beyonce so she will give the most predictable, easy answer for the cameras. Its dismissing us more than anything, we are not worthy of her real thoughts lol. But its obvious she loves Bey though, if the relationship was that shady she wouldn’t still be around Beyonce so much flying out to the Bahamas for the baby’s birthday and s***. Kelly and Beyonce have a strong friendship still people should just deal and stop trying to create something that aint there.

  45. F*** the gravy March 31, 2013

    This H.I.V thing isn’t funny.
    I’m sure now that robin’s stans are children now.
    The navy never get numbers rights,lie about her wealth,delusional about what her impact truly is…
    They can’t stand the truth.Truth is robin hasn’t sold 100Million records, Robin hasn’t learned how to sing or dance after all this time. This generation just doesn’t require talent.Saying any of the throw away music robin puts out is deep is like saying Soulja boy is as prolific as tupac.
    The navy is the worse..Just deal no matter what you say…Payola from def jam is the reason she has those #1’s..That is why her album sales suck. Chick has yet to move over 10Million worldwide. Just delusional..smh

  46. XtinaaLovee March 31, 2013

    When Kelly has an opinion of her own then get back at me

  47. fatusankoh March 31, 2013

    you go Kelly you are loyal sister you hate mongers want every body to hate on bey because you all are jealous of her success thank god you hatters are not god long live queen bey may god continue to bless protect you and your family from the hatters

  48. Kent March 31, 2013

    Question for other stanbase ; what if your fave said and i quote ‘ oh i love that bey song bow down’ will u call them ass licker esp d navy here many of just hate it and want people to join ur hatred cos bey makes u b****** pressed. Have constructive critcism not hateful ones.

  49. KELLY March 31, 2013

    Kelly and Beyonce are more than just ex band mates, they were like family and still is. You don’t talk s*** about your family to the public. They support each other 110%. Beyonce spoke about Kelly last project during her interview on Jimmy Fallon. She walked around with Kelly album title on her Tshirt and she said in an interview when either of them release album they go out and buy 20 copies each. That’s love and support.

  50. tera March 31, 2013

    i am still callin for aaliyah and left eye to come back and save the music fr this demons steal materials to look like an official this racoon need to step down she is not even the headliner or the hit factor but the devil fr hell

  51. KELLY March 31, 2013

    @FuckTheGravy – That’s right! The Navy are liars. They are so pressed about Beyonce. If Rihanna is the HBIC then why are they so mad and make up lies about everything.

  52. Alecto March 31, 2013

    So tired of tgj thinking everyone got to kiss the pop world ass to get a successful album. F*** pop music, the few true rnb artist we do got need to stay true to their craft. Not everyone wants to fold to the industry and be just like everyone else.!

  53. Bey a butterfly March 31, 2013

    I cant believe the Navy are trashing Kelly because she said she didn’t see the problem with he song, 1: That’s one of her best friends. 2: If she really didn’t like the song I think he would have told Bey in private, not during a radio interview. 3: Why do you guys pit her and Bey aginst each other? 4: I really wish she would handle her music better, she could really win this time around, but she has to put in the effort. 5: Don’t blame Bey when her album flops, it will be her own doing because she’s not promoting.5: I wish she would be more aware with her voice, like take vocal lesson, cause she has the voice, just when live it gets a little shakey, and btw she isn’t a all that great singer, but none the less she can sing.

    • RICK April 1, 2013

      SUCK IT
      KING BEYONCE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> R******…

  54. K April 1, 2013

    i like how all the girls support each other..i cant believe that kelly rowland is actually pregnant..i mean just google kelsnetwork

  55. Racquel April 1, 2013

    I don’t like beyonce new song. If beyonce was making a good comeback she should do songs that most people would like. I think beyonce needs to take a long break from music and she should focus on acting. Beyonce tries too hard when it comes to her music career. Why wouldn’t kelly defend her they are sisters. Kelly Rowland music is very good and she is my favourite artist. Beyonce’s last album didn’t do so great so i think she should go back and do some movie roles.

  56. Bey a butterfly April 1, 2013

    Another thing Kelly and Beyonce have been in the game for 15 plus years and Kelly hasn’t a succesful, critical acclaim alumb yet. I mean does she want to be considerd and icon, a legend. Cause it doesn’t look like it. But if she does then she’s not doing a good job showing it.

  57. True April 1, 2013

    Omg pop royalty (rude boy) had me laughing so hard with that “beyonce a chewing gum” statement. I don’t think this was directed at Kelly listening to the first verse kelly has been in her world. I believe it’s directed at the KC and possibly Rihanna I like em all except KC she can go suck a nut for all I care

  58. Bey a butterfly April 1, 2013

    She needs to bring her a game, been the game for 15 plus years and still not on one legendary performance or album, I mean come on girl. Like, what’s the problem. Does she want to be rember as the girl who was in Destiny’s Child? I mean geesh. She needs to step her vocal game up and her performance, cause they qint nothing to be remberd in the next fifteen years. I just pray and hope when I become a singer one day in the industry, I wont end up like this. I mean music/singing is my life. Been singing forever, theres nothing I want more than to become a singer. Anyways step your game up boo.

  59. African”R&B” Fan’s April 1, 2013

    One day Kelly will Do an interview Without Talking About Beyoncé and Familly..
    the thruth is that song does’nt Deserve all those Speculations BAd song Bad Moment ..Point Blank

  60. Navy Sailor!!! April 1, 2013

    Kelly gurl when are you gonna promote CHARTS DOWN LOW???

  61. Dray April 1, 2013

    I betcha no reporter will ask Rihanna what she thinks about Beyonce’s music. That’s just blatant disrespect to the other artists.

  62. LAX April 1, 2013

    YA IS PETTY AS F**!!!!!! Kelly and Beyonce grew up together and are sisters and best friend all these years before ya was even born or was even brought to earth so why try and break them apart?? IF she wants to defend beyonce, let her defend her sister…Ya love to see black women fight smh

  63. Beyheaven April 1, 2013

    Why talk about her album? It’s boring! We all know about s**! Everybody knows Kelly doesn’t have anything interesting about her other her relationship with Beyonce. Kelly knows her place she will continue to Bow Down and keep those kisses down low so the Queen can arch her back.

  64. CatchTheShade April 1, 2013

    Funny how people want to get on here and talk about defending someone and kissing ass when all any of you do on here is defend your faves and act like you would take a bullet through the skull for them most of you will even resort to saying evil s*** about there personal lives and kids. At least she f****** KNOWS Beyonce to defend her Y’all don’t know the singers y’all worship from a bucket of p***. Don’t throw stones while standing in a glass house hypocrites. With that said she gave her opinion just like all of you do. Maybe she truly does like the song they both grew up in Houston and are use to that type of music. Not everybody hates the song. Accept that. Also why is it that the same people who say beyonce has no pull and no real star power are the same ones who blame her for when peoples careers fail? I don’t recall Taylor,Rihanna,Gaga,Katy,Adele or anybody else selling having to not put out music when Beyonce released material. You sound f****** stupid. At the end of the day Kelly careers is ALL up to her. You can’t stop a TRUE star from shining.Period. She is not under Matthews management anymore so you can’t blame that on him and she has actually built quite a but of buss for herself now so you can’t says he doesn’t have enough attention to make a big bang. Kelly ahs to stand on her own and if she can’t do that while the big kids are out and playing that’s nobodies fault but her own.

    • Entoxicator April 3, 2013

      Facts stated

  65. Tishana Burke May 3, 2013

    Remember when Kelly and nelly did dilemma. That was the hot song for the summer and I thought that Kelly was going to go far in her music. But I have seen clips of. Interviews where Kelly was scared to mention curtains things, especially about beyonce. In ny opinion from.what I seen on tv and heard, I gathered that Kelly was the bark skinned girl that made beyonce stand out and was afraid to talk because she feared she get the same treatment tat latoya luckett and the other girl received from speaking their mind. Has any.of her albums went.platinum? And she said that her music is doing great overseas(London) but not at home.

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