Listen: Kelly Rowland Admits Being Envious Of Beyoncé’s Success On ‘Dirty Laundry’

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By: Adelle Platon / May 15, 2013

Kelly Rowland started the morning off with a clean slate, pouring out all the emotions she’s kept tucked away from the public for nearly a decade on wax. She touches on an abusive relationship and going through the motions in the shadow of her bestie Beyonce.

“When my sister was on stage killin’ it like a motherfucker
I was enraged, feelin’ it like a motherfucker
Bird in a cage
You would never know what I was dealin’ with
Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin’ it
Bittersweet
She was up, I was down
No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now?
Forget the records, off the record
I was goin’ through some bullshit
Post-Survivor, she on fire, who wanna hear my bullshit?”

The Dream-penned ballad is anything but cyclical for the songstress who has kept most of her catalog in the bedroom moreso than her diary.

Her forthcoming effort Talk A Good Game lands June 18 just in time for her summer fling with The-Dream on their joint Lights Out tour.

Stream “Dirty Laundry” below.