Kelly Rowland stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show to talk about her current role as judge on X Factor.
During the interview, Arsenio read some lines from Kelly’s “Dirty Laundry,” specifically:
While my sister was on stage, killing it like a motherfucker
I was enraged, feeling it like a motherfucker
Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealing with
Went out separate ways, but I was happy she was killing it
Bittersweet, she was up, I was down
No lie, I feel good for her, but what do I do now?
He asked her what those lyrics meant to her and how she was able to get past those feelings she was talking about.
I think it’s really important to know that we are not perfect as human beings and it’s really important to know that you have to grow. You can’t just stay in one space your whole life. And you also as a woman can’t expect to be on someone else’s level and don’t allow other people to put you on somebody else’s level and look at what someone else has and think ‘oh, I want that’.
You should want your own path. I don’t want my sister’s path. I don’t want nobody else’s path. I want my own.
But it took me a long time to figure that out…but the rest of the world is telling me something and I’m like ‘hmm…’ I had to figure it out on my own.
and I like my path. I have a damn good path.
That’s a great message!
Watch Kelly speak on it below, as well as find out what advice Kelly would give to her younger self and how she feels about fellow X Factor judge Simon Cowell.