Kelly Rowland has kicked off 2013 with a bang, and the Kisses Down Low singer recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about what she has in store for the coming months, and of course, she had to touch on the Keyshia Cole Super Bowl drama.
“Kisses Down Low” is a flirty, fun song. Is this indicative of the direction of Talk a Good Game?
“Kisses Down Low” is just a piece of the story of Talk a Good Game. I’m really honest on this album. There’s another song that I have, “Dirty Laundry.” Even the title track is about relationships – the ins, the outs – all the interesting moments of relationships. I’m really ready for people to hear this album. It’s kind of hard to keep it to myself.
Who are you collaborating with on the new album?
I’m still putting everything together, but I called on some new talent from Canada, like T-Minus and Boi-1da, who I love being in the studio with. Kevin Cossum, who just pulls melody out of his ears, Rock City, who completely know how to ride a beat and a cadence that’s crazy, and Mike WiLL’s genius-osity – I’m gonna make up a word – where he just knows what the streets are talking about.
You reunited with Destiny’s Child at the Super Bowl. Keyshia Cole received some blowback for criticizing Michelle Williams’ performance on Twitter. Do you have any thoughts on her comments?
It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. 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 her. So, I really don’t care what she said.
And that ladies and gentleman, is how you throw shade with class! Head over to Rolling Stone to check out more Q&A with Kelly.