Kelly Rowland’s Emotionally Charged Single ‘Dirty Laundry’


I would have never guessed that Kelly Rowland was in abusive relationship. In her new single she sings about being with a man who beat her for several years. Kelly also reveals that she was envious of Beyonce’s career.

Checkout the lyrics to the song; Kelly goes deep in referencing abuse and the envy she experienced being in Bey’s shadow. I never would have imagined that all this was going on, but I am glad she’s giving us a glimpse into her life.

‘Dirty Laundry’ Lyrics

While my sister was on stage killing it like a mother
I was enraged feelin’ it like a mother
Bird in the cage, you would never know what I was dealing
we went our separate ways but I was happy she was killing it
Bitter sweet, she was up I was down.
No lie I feel good for her, but what do I do now?
Forget the records, off the records
I was going through some bullshit
Post surviour she on fire
who wanna hear my bullshit
Meanwhile, this n-gga putting his hands on me
swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry.

Let’s do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry.
Let’s do this dirty laundry, this dirty laundry.
When you’re soaked in tears for years, it never airs out
When you make pain look this good it never wears out
It’s dirty laundry, dirty laundry

And it’s almost been a decade, I’m behind them black shades
Roll up like it’s all good, riding in that Escalade
Fix my make up, get it together Kelly get it together
Then we make up, we’ll get it together, get it together
Kind of lucky I was in her shadow.
Phone call from my sister. Whats the matter?
She said Oh no, You’ve got to leave.
I’m on the kitchen floor. He took the keys
I was mad at everybody. I mean everybody.
Yea her her her, everybody
Five years later, I got my sh-t down pack.
Think I had it good and they don’t know how bad.
Fooled everybody except myself.
Soaking in this hurt, bathing in this hurt.


So here I am in this spin cycle,
We coming and we going, nobody could notice
I was trapped in this house lying to my mama
Thought it could get no worse as we maximized the drama.
Started to call them people on him, I was battered.
He hit the window like it was me until it shattered.
He pulled me out and said “Don’t nobody love you but me
not yo mama, not your daddy and especially not Bey”
He turned me against my sister, I missed ya!


Lyrics Provided By N.B.

Remember the Destiny’s Child Song ‘Girl‘? Seems like Kelly’s been trying to express what was going on in that abusive relationship, for a while now.