Kelly Rowland recently released a song called “Dirty Laundry”. The song talks about how Kelly had a lot going on in her life from an abusive boyfriend to not speaking to Bey as much because of her boyfriend.
In a chat with Billboard this week, Kelly expressed that the song was emotionally exhausting and extremely difficult to record, needing almost a dozen takes to get it right. She also had to walk out of the room before the song was played during a recent listening session:
It was very emotional. It took me days to record. I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me. Dream said, ‘I want to write you a record so that people will know exactly who you are, underneath it all.
The song was a result of Kelly revealing some of her personal life to The-Dream who was able to turn her words into a great record. He tells Billboard:
What unfolds on TV or on the Internet, it’s never really that. You think it is but it’s just not. When you have a stage like Kelly has, you should talk about that part of your life. I think Kelly’s way deeper than that.
Tons of celebs took to Twitter to show their support after the song was released yesterday, including Kelly’s former bandmate Letoya Luckett, Gabrielle Union, and Tika Sumpter.
@KELLYROWLAND …..You Are Great, Love You much. #DirtyLaundry
Lala: When you make pain look this good it never wears out… – Dirty Laundry by @Kellyrowland
Gabrielle Union: LOVE LOVE LOVE!
#DirtyLaundry is a game changer… Go head girl! @kellyrowland
Jackée Harry : S/O to the beautiful
@kellyrowland, who will help so many young ladies going through similar struggles referenced on #DirtyLaundry.
Letoya Luckett: #Openheart
Jeanette Jenkins: Love you!
@KELLYROWLAND #DirtyLaundry is a beautiful song! You’re so strong & I’m so proud of you! Shine Mama! Xo
#DirtyLaundry just gave me chills. Dope @KELLYROWLAND. Love. This. Record. #proud
Jordin Sparks: Dirty Laundry is so gut wrenching! I had chills up & down my entire body! Thank you for being so raw!! <3<3