Kelly Rowland: Destiny’s Child Reunion Probably A Long Way Off

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Kelly Rowland‘s new album Here I Am drops today, and last night she participated in a live Q&A with Billboard to discuss the record, its R&B/Hip-Hop chart-topper “Motivation,” and Destiny’s Child reunion rumors.

Rowland, thrilled at the success of “Motivation” (not only for its own sake, but because it signaled that the record would not be pushed back again, as it had last year), was breathless with praise for all of her collaborators, but especially for Lil Wayne’s verse on her single: “I literally was at a loss for words.” To hear Rowland tell it, her process in preparing the record was not dissimilar to Dr. Dre’s in preparing Detox (though she herself did not make that comparison). “The only thing that could have been holding me back would be myself,” she told Billboard.

As for the Destiny’s Child question? It’s already a Catch-22, because the only time a question like that can really be asked is when a member is in the early stage of promotion for a solo record (as Rowland is, here). A Destiny’s Child reunion is already not coming until the album cycles of Here I Am and Beyoncé‘s 4 are over. That said, Rowland wasn’t exactly making promises for the far future either. “To be honest with you—myself, Michelle and B—we haven’t talked about it. It has not come up in our conversations. We talk about everything else,” she said, insisting that they all remain good friends despite constant rumors of feuding, particularly between her and Beyoncé. In fact, she took the moment to stump for her sister-in-arms: “What kind of angers me a bit is just the fact that Michelle is in Destiny’s Child, too, and respect her and know that it’s three of us—it’s not two.” All in all, a well-handled response to an oft-asked question.

Kelly Rowland Talks Destiny’s Child Reunion, Working With Lil Wayne & David Guetta (WARNING: VIDEO AUTO-PLAYS) [Billboard]

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  1. Lex CC says:

    I am glad for my girl, I have always liked Kelly more anyways, Not saying I never liked B or Michelle but Kelly seems more real than B and Michelle I feel cant sing well enough to to even make me come and see her but spiritually I will if she’s doing something for the lord, do it Michelle make a gospel album, But kelly has been real and she is beautiful and you see her out more mingling and showing her face even though B is married and has to be a wife but she is also a celeb and I feel if her and Kelly and Michelle was any kind of friends she should at least go out with them every now and then, I never see her out to any of the other celeb weddings or any parties, B I know you are a celeb but so is Michelle and Kelly and my girl monica and Keyshia and Lettacy and gill scott and a host of others. So B I feel you are too animated and Kelly is real. Yeah!!! Kelly

  2. cococaramel says:

    Glad to see someone else in the spotlight from D.C. for once. Beyonce has had a long run of success with all her albums, it’s time to past that torch. As for Michelle, I mean what does Kelly expect really? She kinda came on at the last few Destiny Child albums and she really didn’t seem to contribute much to the group except being a backup singer basically. I think she’s mediocre compared to Beyonce and Kelly as far as singing skills go but it’d be nice to see her having more success as well. I would be surprised if there will be another Destiny’s Child album anytime soon or at all for that matter because it’s been so long and they are all doing their own things now.

  3. LEAH BANKS says:

    SHE ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE, SHE AND MICHELLE WAS THE BEST DESTINY’S WITHOUT THE CHILD, IM GLAD THEIR ON THEIR OWN AND DOING AWESOMELY WELL.
    ALSO LOVE HOW SHE STILL KEEPS IT GOLDEN BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL, UNLIKE THOSE WHITE GIRLS WANNA-BES, ANYTHING FOR MORE FAME AND PAPER

  4. Ms. Kimberly is a MF FACTOR says:

    Im so glad you are doing your own thang! I always knew you had it in you! YOU ARE MORE than a background singer! YOU are A SUPPER STAR one that the others BETTER watch out for! keep up the good works! PROUD OF YOU STEPPING OUT AND DOING YOU! YOU GO GIRL!

  5. A. H. Caldwell says:

    Kelly please don’t do a reunion you are doing fine doing what you are doing by yourself. Kelly is pretty my granddaughter looks a little like Kelly the narrow face and their pretty brown skin color.

  6. mwana says:

    kelly your the best and am so proud of u,you have lots of love and i pray that ur album go multiplatinum you really deserve it.

  7. MsMyIdea says:

    Everyone has their on style, be yourself, show them what you are made of and that you don’t need them.