Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have been best friends for a long time, at least since Rowland moved in with Beyoncé’s family in Houston when both were only 11 years old. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t also rivals.
Some amusing video evidence from back in the pair’s Destiny’s Child days has now surfaced on the viral video site, Vine, where users post clips no more than six seconds in length.
The exact origin of the clip isn’t clear, but it appears to come from one of the group’s early interviews. They appear to be in their teens. Of course, by that time, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Destiny’s Child had been performing together for more than a decade. They formed the group originally called Girl’s Tyme, when they were at the ripe old age of nine.
In the newly uncovered clip, Rowland is speaking to an interviewer. As the web site Entertainmentwise describes, the members of the group appear to be introducing themselves, further indicating that this interview comes from a time before Beyoncé, Rowland and the group became famous.
Rowland identifies herself to the interviewer as “the second lead vocalist of the group.”
The camera then pans to Beyoncé at the extreme right of the frame. Clearly, Beyoncé does not concur with Kelly Rowland’s self-characterization.
First, Beyoncé gives a look of disbelief and an eye-roll. Then for good measure, she turns away and coughs with evident sarcasm.
The group has four member in the video, but the classic Dentiny’s Child lineup was only three: Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
The million-selling Dentiny’s Child debut album, titled simply Destiny’s Child, came out in 1998.
Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have remained best friends, even reuniting before the 2013 Super Bowl at which Beyoncé and the former members of Destiny’s Child sang at halftime.
By then, the slight that Beyoncé threw Kelly Rowland’s way all those years ago was likely forgotten — only to resurface now, thanks to the internet.