Hot Shot: Kelly Rowland Debuts New Braids

Published: Saturday 8th Mar 2014 by Sam

Currently hard at work on fresh music and TV projects, Kelly Rowland took a brief break to share a new look.

Taking to Facebook today, the ‘Dirty Laundry’ diva revealed a braided hairstyle, adding the caption: “changing it up”.

Liking the look. But more amped to hear new material. With X Factor out-of-the-way and few other female R&B projects  on the horizon, what time is better than the present to strike out with a new album campaign. A promo-heavy one at that.

Anyway, peep a dynamite performance of ‘Like This’ after the jump. Why? Because we feel like it!

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  1. Andie March 8, 2014

    Queen Keri taught her. Keri restarted the trend, first Beyonce now Kelly but Keri is an exotic beauty and wore hers so much better than the ghetto h*** mentioned

  2. overload March 8, 2014

    And still looks better than you fave

  3. PRINCE CARTER FENTY March 8, 2014

    Beyoncé started this trend. Slay!

  4. IggyIggyIggy March 8, 2014

    Brandy’s impact.

  5. KeriMeHome March 8, 2014

    Copied Keri’s hairstyle but can she copy her sales. #DoubtIt

  6. PRINCE CARTER FENTY March 8, 2014

    Keri who? Haven’t heard of her since 2009. Oh I forgot, Beyoncé ended her career.

  7. Quan March 8, 2014

    You all must kids because Patra & Janet Jackson actually started it. No one owns rights to a hairstyle. SMH this new generation.

    Anyway Kelly looks good & I loved that performance!

  8. FantasiaSlayrino March 8, 2014

    Beyonce ended Keri’s career? Tell that to the 2 million people who bought PGR boo.

  9. Matthew Charlery-Smith March 8, 2014

    I’m not getting hopes up for a Kelly Rowland project anymore. There’s a lot of arrogance in these women to continually fail to promote their music AND remain in communication with their respective fanbases yet expect us to be loyal to them. It was for this reason LeToya Luckett’s fanbase suddenly shut down a few years ago as the creator felt unappreciated and ignored. TAGG had so much potential. I can’t believe she dropped two of the worst songs from it and called it a day.

    Hopefully Kelly will be able to make a name for herself away from Beyonce. She was doing so well with dance and Pop in UK/Aus then she dumped both territories to be an R&B hook singer and Beyonce’s PR lady! She claims she’s a strong woman but strong women don’t need to cling to others to be half relevant! Anyway, God bless her, truly!

  10. Cici Got The Goodies March 8, 2014

    She has time to take pictures but not to promote.

  11. CiciFinnaBeABride March 8, 2014

    Did she get Beyonce’s permission? Cos you know she can’t do anything without Beyonce’s say so.

  12. mark jones March 8, 2014

    I believe it was Janet Jackson who started this poetic justice! Let’s not forget! Beyonce didn’t start it this look!

  13. SimplyDana March 8, 2014

    90 million albums sold worldwide makes anything you haters say irrelevant.

  14. 4EverJulian March 8, 2014

    Inspired by Queen Brandy I see.

  15. Quan March 8, 2014

    I have never seen such opinionated people who have no facts! Just your thoughts so they are respected! But Kelly is still good with me in my book. I don’t care how others may praise or trash her. She’s paid! More money than me and will still have a fanbase at the end of the day. Why? Destiny’s Child #caseClosed

  16. Quan March 8, 2014

    Will yall stop with this brandy or Beyonce started this LOL! Do yall know who Janet Jackson or Patra are? People who rocked this style way before our new day ladies. #knowYourHistory

  17. Rockport March 8, 2014

    EXACTLY! Same with her “The Way You Love Me” video. All of a sudden being “too s***”, overly provocative, or unfiltered is the new wave in videos. Keri breaks molds my n****!

  18. GagitaMaraj March 8, 2014

    If Kelly’s American sales don’t even come to 1 million do you want me to believe she’s sold 90 million around the world? Please stop.

  19. KissesForKelly March 8, 2014

    Brandy has to have the most delusional stans in the world if they think they Relevant Kelly would take anything from her. Kelly sells singles and albums, what does Brandy sell?

  20. AzealiaBankable March 8, 2014

    Yaaasss sistah, pay homage to Queen Keri!

  21. DGAF March 8, 2014

    Somebody getting braids is news ? #Lame

  22. LeSlaya (Queen of Destiny’s Child) March 8, 2014

    Do I see ChildSupportAra fans talking about Kelly’s promo? Girl did Overdose even come out in the end? Kii kiii kiiiiiiii

  23. TisForTamar March 8, 2014

    Maybe she can braid some relevancy for herself.

  24. DC34Evah March 8, 2014

    Maybe Tamar can learn to stop buying her own albums.

  25. ashley March 8, 2014

    Love the braids on her. Very cute. All of you are idiots. black women have been rocking braids for decades. Before Janet and the rest.

  26. Sevyn’s Beauty Tho March 8, 2014

    Kelly sells albums? Excuse me as I laugh myself to sleep.

  27. ashley March 8, 2014

    There is no such thing as a keri. The Hive ended her. Call her therapist

  28. KerimelKiss March 8, 2014

    Keri has BEEN inspiring these lessors.

  29. BrandyStan March 8, 2014

    The lies Wikipedia tells Kelly Rowland has NEVER sold 90mill worldwide!! And no Brandy’s fans are NOT delusional
    The braid trend was not started by Beyoncè either it started with Janet and another woman named Patra I think then Brandy was rocking those braids throughout the majority of her early career and brought them back in 2012 y’all can several!! Oh and Brandy’s voice and influence and record sells put Kelly’s to shame I think B is allowed to flop twice!! It happens but when all four of your albums flop that should be discussed ijs!! Brandy can sell millions and she already has with her first five albums let’s see 20 years later who checking for a Kelly Rowland who lives/loves to stay in Queen Bey’s shadow!! Some of you tried it ^^^

  30. WildestDreamer March 8, 2014

    I always knew Kelly secretly wished she was my fav.

  31. CommanderKelly March 8, 2014

    Oh my, are the Starz still running their mouths? Go out and buy a copy of Put It Down so it can finally go copper in the States.

  32. ashley March 8, 2014

    Keri is THE lessor babydoll

  33. Jessie March 8, 2014

    Kelly’s beautiful, I love the look.

  34. Jaykalvin March 8, 2014

    There’s so much failed shade in this post. She looks good as usual.

  35. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 8, 2014

    Looks better on yonce.

  36. Brandy Aguilera March 8, 2014

    Take your own advice and buy TEN copies of TAGG so Kelly’s sales can finally cross a million. I know it must burn your p**** to know that Never Say Never has sold more in the US than Kelly’ s entire discography worldwide.

    5x Platinum b******!

  37. BeyBeyKing March 8, 2014

    In all fairness, how can Keri be the lessor when she’s had more success than Kelly. Keri has multiple hit singles and her last album sold more first week than Kelly’s last TWO did combined.

  38. PrettyGirlRocker March 8, 2014

    Just by the fact that her album sales are over 500,000 with two albums, Keri is more successful than Kelly.
    Find out how many gold and platinum singles Keri has and see how many Kelly has and then come back and talk to me cos I can’t even deal with you girls right now.

  39. BeyHive/Navy March 8, 2014

    LOL You Brandy stan’s are too embarrassing, please STFU lol.

  40. KellyKissedMe March 8, 2014

    Hello Slayriah, how is You’re Mine doing lol.

  41. FentySoSnatched March 8, 2014

    If we’re talking about hardcore facts than yeah Keri is doing better than Kelly but Kelly has made more impact because of DC.

  42. Keyshia Del Rey March 8, 2014

    Why is Slayriah worried about Kelly’s hair when YM can’t even chart any higher than the 1000 on ITunes?

  43. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 8, 2014

    Talk a Good ass Flop outsold Memoirs yet? #Sit

  44. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 8, 2014

    “Keyshia Del Rey”

    Lol… You must be a damn troll with that dumb ass username. I won’t even bother dragging you flop Stans.


  45. no basics zone March 8, 2014

    keri will do the same basic numbers as all the R&B girls. She’ll flop like mariah

  46. Keeping it real March 8, 2014

    I love the look, Kelly’s working it. By the way, to the Brandy fans, please do not mention your ugly fav, unless it’s pertaining to the likes of rapper FLAVA FLAV, THANKS.

  47. Laughing my b*** off March 8, 2014

    LMAO! Brandy has 3 multiplatinum and one gold album, whereas Kelly has one barely gold album and three flop albums. Let’s see here…

    Brandy – 3 million US; 6 million WW
    Never Say Never – 5 million US; 15 million WW
    Full Moon – 1.5 million US; 3 million WW
    Afrodisiac – 500k US; 1 million WW
    Human – 225k US; 500K WW
    Two Eleven – 200k US

    Simply Deep – 600K
    Miss Kelly – 300K
    Here I Am – 250
    Talk A Good Game – 170K

  48. I luh ya March 8, 2014

    Brandy is way more successful than Kelly wtf trolls. Brandy has receipts and didn’t need a group
    To achieve three multiplatinum and 1 gold album. Kelly’s sales are a disaster outside of destinys child #notdebatable

  49. LaLopez March 8, 2014

    Who lives in a barnacle under the charts? #SPONGEBOBMARIAH

  50. Keri Hilson March 8, 2014

    >>>>>>UGLIEST female artist==============BRANDY!<<<<<<

  51. Keyshia Del Rey March 8, 2014

    Slayriah left this thread faster than You’re Mine left the charts.

  52. KeriMeHome March 8, 2014

    Brandy is beautiful so wtf are you talking about?

  53. no basics zone March 8, 2014

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm who givs a f** about Brandy? besides the welfare reciepients watchin BET

  54. Brandy Aguilera March 8, 2014

    Not you dragging BET when The Game’s ratings look the way they do. #4MillionPerEpisodeSweedie

  55. mk March 8, 2014

    U mean like she should discount albums n get her husband to buy em leaving em both broke?? Kelly is a businesswoman she knows when to spent money on sth n when ti let go!!!

  56. YAAZZZZ MZ HUNTY March 8, 2014


    DUMB H**!!!!

  57. I luh ya March 8, 2014

    Who gives a f*** about Kelly obviously not the album buying public. Ashanti and Ciara >> Kelly the consistent Flopland

  58. Draggin4MrsCarter March 8, 2014

    Business woman? Don’t insult the REAL business woman by comparing them to Complacent Kelly. She thinks her days in DC count for anything but it’s her own sales that people will remember and they are damn hideous.

    HIDEOUS I say.

  59. no basics zone March 8, 2014

    The Game was gettin higher ratings in 2011 and 2012. MANdy aint help s***. :/

  60. CommanderKelly March 8, 2014

    You want to talk about hideous? Take a look at that s***** as Grammy performance.

  61. cake like lady gaga March 8, 2014

    You f**** on this thread look really stupid

  62. Draggin4MrsCarter March 8, 2014

    Has Kelly ever performed at the Grammy’s?

  63. peacemaker March 8, 2014

    Hideous is Rihanna’s mug after Chris mopped the floor with it

  64. TeenageDreamer March 8, 2014

    Stupid like AP’s sales.

  65. shelly fierce March 8, 2014

    fake like gaga, i thought you were dead? Heard about the a*** epidemic in africa

  66. NollywoodNina March 8, 2014

    Famine in Africa? Famine in your mother’s p**** rather.

  67. shelly fierce March 8, 2014

    famine in your p****, your mother’s p**** and all of the p****’s in africa. just terrible

  68. Jamie March 8, 2014

    Kelly looks great as ever. Braids are a good look for her. Unfortunately, even with a new do, she still has to endure criticism. What’s most sad about it is, it comes from grown ass men. Despite what you wanna be, you’re a man–born with a penis, yet you feel the need to attack a woman because you aspire to be one.smh

  69. royalkev March 8, 2014

    I like this look on Kelly! She’s looks beautiful.

    As for Keri starting this trend? No! Hell no!

    Let me refer to the beautiful women in my avi!
    <—– Janet originated, Bran made them famous, Bey brought it back. End of!
    Randomness: We miss you Whitney! R.I.P

  70. cake like lady gaga March 8, 2014

    Unlike you f**** that spend 24/7 on this rundown ghetto site masquerading as an urban blog, I have a job, at a multinational auditing firm. So I barely come here now.

    I suggest y’all occupy ur books the sames way y’all occupy this messy site. Stupid f****!

  71. Lana Del Slay March 8, 2014

    Cake Like Lady Gaga is back unlike Gaga’s relevancy.

  72. KeriMeHome March 8, 2014

    @Jamie Who told you that anybody on here is a man? I for one have a soaking wet v***** between my legs.

  73. hahahahahaha March 8, 2014

    fake like gaga stop lyin. u scramble ostrich eggs in ur family’s run down shack restaurant. poverty ridden f***! lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  74. cake like lady gaga March 8, 2014

    But I never left though..

    how’s it going with your search for Lana’s grammys? Did you check under your bed???

  75. JanetXone March 8, 2014

    Kelly fans think she’s above criticism when she is not. She is lazy and is only interested in making money instead of building a real legacy for herself.

  76. liar March 8, 2014

    cake has been in hiding since Beyonce came and slayed! lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    she expects us to think she is straight AND working at an auditing firm??????????????????????????? lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  77. Lana Del Slay March 8, 2014

    I didn’t find Lana’s Grammy but I did find thousands of unsold ArtRave tickets though.

  78. liar March 8, 2014

    cake trolls under different names, she’s always here. just hides in plain sight tsk tsk

  79. cake like lady gaga March 8, 2014

    Stop the search, Lana has never owned a grammy and never will.

    You can go dust her liquor bottles while I go and dust GaGa’s 5 grammys.

  80. cake like lady gaga March 8, 2014

    Dead at me being a troll.

    You must be confusing me for @Lana Del Bey aka @TROLLsie aka Slay Del Rey. There is only one lana stan in the world, so all these accounts are obviously from one person trolling us.

  81. Black royalty March 8, 2014

    Actually Solange did. Then Beyonce copied her sister as she always tends to do.

  82. Stephy Tha Lambily March 8, 2014

    Janet Jackson’s Poetic Justice!

  83. Navy Commander March 8, 2014

    Beyonce nor rihanna have sold 90 millions albums, so you expect me to believe Keri did?

  84. M***** type chick March 8, 2014

    This chick really needs to stop with this a** escape type behavior and bleach her damn skin and sell some god damn albums and stop sucking on Floyonce tities

    -C-Error will die in childbirth-

  85. Lolz March 8, 2014

    Kelly, Keri, Janet, Brandy, Solange etc can all thank women from AFRICA for starting the braid trend. THE END.

  86. Navy Commander(R8) March 8, 2014


  87. Lovebird March 8, 2014

    If only she could debut a platinum album; Ciara has got two and this basic ho cannot even get one.

  88. Navy Commander(R8) March 8, 2014

    I feel bad for Kelly tbh

  89. ozzyone March 8, 2014

    LMFAO AT THESE KELLY STANS. She is and has always been a flop, and I can’t with these lambs as well. Mariah aas the s*** in thd 90’s and is a legend. Don’t be so pressed by the haters, the fact that her name is being brought up beside today’s divas beyonce and katy perry is Remarkable and shows her relevance

  90. 1love March 8, 2014

    Kelly looks really good with them braids… People kills me saying somebody copied Beyoncé.. First off Solange had braids before Beyoncé but any nobody can copy braids when they have been out since the beginning of time…

  91. Timago March 8, 2014

    SMELLY FLOPLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DO YOU LOVE IT????

    LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. ShowMe March 8, 2014

    Omg love this performance.. She needs to perform like that all the time.. Loving the hair

  93. Diva March 8, 2014

    I wish these Brandy stans will go sit down somewhere with all the HATING! Not shade but HATING… how u gonna say she’s jocking Brandy’s style when Brandy isn’t even wearing braids right now… she’s wearing a bob. Yeah… very similar to the short bob Kelly had prior to getting braids…. so lets not talk about jocking someone hairstyle. Brandy does everything she see “OTHERS ” do…. she never be herself that’s why she will not be at the top no more bcuz she’s an imitator not a trend setter… Kelly’s a trendsetter these days. On top of that she has beauty and a bangin body. That’s whats keepin her relevant without putting music out.

  94. Here4Kelly March 8, 2014

    Reminds me of Janet! Kelly is top notch beauty no matter how she styles her hair! Ill be super happy for her when she gets the love she deserves for her albums! Rnb is a tuff market and its a shame when your record label wont support if you don’t sell 100k the first week! She didnt even have a chance with all the hip hop hype that week!

  95. catch me plain March 8, 2014

    she looks good with braids. 😀

  96. Angela Wesley March 8, 2014

    I like both Brandy and Kelly music. But I tell the truth
    Brandy sold lots of albums in the 90’s , but in the 2000’s
    not so much. 2/11 was a good but it under perform.
    Talk a good was also a good album, it didn’t do well
    according to the critics. Brandy and Kelly are talent
    singers they just don’t have the promotional machine
    behind them like Beyonce.

  97. taqueria arandas March 8, 2014

    Yes with Nelly & Destiny’s Child

  98. Jamie March 8, 2014

    Queens are something else. Do you Kelly!

  99. ASIPOFBRANDY March 8, 2014

    How da hell y’all start a Stan war behind somebody gettin braids???!!!!

  100. ASIPOFBRANDY March 8, 2014

    How da hell y’all start a Stan war behind somebody gettin braids???!!!!

  101. Touché March 8, 2014

    Cute but I don’t see how this is relevant. It’s just a hairstyle. Let’s talk about her music. Is she working on a new project?

  102. Jamie March 8, 2014

    Y’all look for a reason to try and drag her. The woman is so happy with herself and life. Apparently, y’all aren’t. Smh

  103. Netta the great March 8, 2014

    huh? brandy never really wore poetic justice braids. she wore a lot of box braids and micro mini’s. she did wear poetic justice braids briefly in 2012. tbh women in the hood and in africa were wearing these styles before they became mainstream, but to be technical janet was one of the first i saw rocking these braids in poetic’s just a f****** hairstyle lmao yall will make a stan war out of any and everything. how did we go from hairstyles to album sales? pathetic lol….

  104. Jessica March 8, 2014

    I love every name u stans listed but at the end of the day Janet and Brandy trademarked this hairstyle
    Now when it comes to music concerning Kelly, she has potential but you can’t put out recorded music from four years ago and sell it on a album like its new. In my opinion, Keri Hilson’s career was over when she started that beef with Beyoncè, however, Beyoncè does get annoying at times and not because she’s on her ish. Even with Brandy, her comeback to music hasn’t been successful in recent years but everyone of her albums have critical acclaim to them even 2/11 and Human (flops) but it’s all about influence when it comes to singers or artists. Bey and Bran has that and Kelly needs that other than depending on Destiny’s Child success and take note Brandy didn’t need a group to be successful either and she’s been in the industry for 20 years and her influence, voice, and natural talent has even influenced Beyoncè herself and they actually respect themselves the fans/stans need to take heed to that and respect who ur “fav” respects

  105. 4eva_branStan March 8, 2014

    Brandy started this s*** with the braids stfu and y’all know it …she also brought the s*** back with the put it down video …and for the dumbass who said kelly rowland careers shits on brandy check the stats out it down was #2 for weeks and she had the #1 r&b album and put it down was nominated for a few awards …but was dirty laundry ….lmao hell no it wasn’t so stfu and know what u talking about ….BRANDY BEEN ON !!!! Know your s*** and CONGRATS TO BRANDY FOR THE NAACP AWARD FOR THE GAME ALSO !!!!

  106. COLD March 9, 2014

    No one gives a flying fu#k about Brandys FLOP IRRELEVANT UGLY A**, not even her EX Fiance Ryan , who left her FLOP a**.

  107. Sarah March 9, 2014

    Its funny that you guys call Kelly Rowland’s solo career a flop post Destiny’s Child..have you looked at TBoz Left Eye (RIP) and Coko’s solo attempts lately..THATS what you refer to as a flop solo career post a group..Kelly has had tons of multi platinum singles and accolades..if Kelly’s solo career is considered a flop..sign me up!!

  108. Super Cisus March 9, 2014

    She looks a tragic mess give up Lazyland your a flop

  109. Sarah March 9, 2014

    Hey super cisus aka the lead cheerleader for Kelly Rowlands fan club..i was expecting you

    • Timago June 12, 2014


  110. BeYAWNce March 9, 2014

    You rock GURLLL!! Be Careful, YAWNCE will always get jealous of you. You’ve got more talent than YAWNCE

  111. angela wesley March 9, 2014

    I don’t know why some people fail to realize that
    Kelly won a Grammy for the the song When love takes
    over, at that time I didn’t even know that she
    had a single out; until I saw her perform it on
    T.V. I bought three of Kelly’s most of then were
    good expect Here I am. I only liked a few songs
    on that album.

  112. Jessica March 10, 2014

    Ang, I thought she won a Grammy for When love takes over too but she didn’t although she was nominated
    Honestly she should have won for Motivation ijs! Still this day that song is fire!!

  113. jillian March 11, 2014

    She has 4 albums here international sales always way better than US she sold 30 m as a solo. Stop the hate just stop it if u support an artist no need to shade the others.

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