Kelly Rowland chatted with Rolling Stone about her forthcoming album Talk a Good Game (and she also politely came for Keyshia Cole, but more on that later). Rowland promises an honest album that will provide a look into her life and relationships, and she seems to have taken a page out of Taylor Swift‘s Bonfire of the Exes book. In particular, a song called “Dirty Laundry” sounds like it’ll hang a few dudes out to dry.
Rowland says she delved into “the ins, the outs — all the interesting moments of relationships.” And when asked whether she warned her exes about their lyrical comeuppance, she had this to say: “You know what? No, I really don’t give a shit. [Laughs] It’s nothing like that. My mom would say, ‘The truth shall set you free,’ so no matter what truth that is, I think it’s important to be honest about it.”
Though Kelly said it’s “kind of hard” to keep all this stuff to herself, she was also encouraged by collaborator The-Dream to pull back the curtain on her private life. “I was in the studio with Dream and he said, ‘I just want you to get deeper. The people want more. They want to be led into your life and know more about you.’”
Rowland also came to the defense of her Destiny’s Child pal Michelle Williams when asked about Keyshia Cole’s post-Super Bowl tweet making fun of Williams. “We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about,” she said. “I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than [Keyshia]. So, I really don’t care what she said.”
Read the full interview here.