Kelly Rowland’s been slithering all over everyone’s radar for awhile now, so her next solo album, Talk A Good Game, is bound to start trouble... in a good way. In the midst of recording, the singer spoke to Rolling Stone about getting more intimate and giving fewer f**ks about it, her Best Dressed-winning Grammy garb, and also threw a quick jab at Keyshia Cole, who criticized Michelle Williams on Twitter during Destiny’s Child’s Super Bowl halftime set. A few Kelly excerpts below.
On how The-Dream helped her open up more
“It's the first time I've been so stripped away and naked. I had help with that, and that help was the-Dream. 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.’ And I said, ‘Oh, God!’ It's really nervous, because you don't know what people are going to say. In this moment, I really don't care. [Laughs]”
On working with new collaborators
"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."
On Keyshia Cole’s Destiny’s Child diss
"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."
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