Kelly Rowland: My Unhappiness ‘Had Nothing To Do With Beyonce’

There’s no bad blood here.

Gracing the cover of Essence’s September 2013 issue, former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland admits she has been unhappy for a while, but her discontent had nothing with bandmate Beyoncé‘s successful solo career.

For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé,” she says. “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.”

Rowland sentiments echo the lyrics on her new track, “Dirty Laundry,” where she sings about being in an abusive relationship while her friend was “killing it” on the music charts. She croons on the ballad (complete lyrics could be found on Directlyrics):

He pulled me out and said ‘Don’t nobody love you but me / Not your mama / Not your daddy / and especially not Bey

Given that Bey still welcomed her with open arms during their Destiny’s Child reunion at this year’s Super Bowl, it’s safe to say that their friendship remains untarnished.

Yup, they’re survivors alright.