Kelly Rowland graced the cover of Essence magazine’s September 2013 issue. The Dirty Laundry singer looked extra youthful with her tresses pulled up in a bun with a bang sporting very neutral makeup with berry colored lipstick. She wore all black everythang faux fur vest and bedazzled dress paired with gold accessories.
Inside the issue, Kelly dished on learning from her own strength, dropping confessional single Dirty Laundry and her gig with X-Factor.
On sharing her real feelings:
I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care. Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.
On what lead to Dirty Laundry track:
For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé. That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.
On her love for boxing:
I see the beauty in boxing. It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.
Kelly’s Essence issue hits newsstands on August 9th. Will you be picking up a copy?