Kelly Rowland Cries While Performing ‘Dirty Laundry’ Onstage [Video]

Kelly Rowland cried while performing her song “Dirty Laundry” at a show in Washington, D.C.

The Destiny’s Child founding member’s latest tune is reportedly about Beyonce. Emotions must have been particularly high during Sunday’s show; about halfway through the song, Rowland suddenly bursts into tears.

“Dirty Laundry,” which also touches on other troublesome aspects of Kelly Rowland’s life, deals with the singer’s jealousy over Beyonce’s worldwide success. Although she tries to hold it together during the song, Rowland eventually breaks down around the four-minute mark. A video of the performance is included below.

“Doing this song for me was so therapeutic,” the singer told those in attendance at Sunday’s show minutes before launching into “Dirty Laundry.”

The new song started making the round after popping up on Soundcloud a few weeks ago. It’s clear from the lyrics that Kelly Rowland was working through some stuff when she put pen to paper.

“When my sister was on stage, Killing it like a motherf*****, I was in a rage, Feeling like a motherf*****,” she sings at one point during the tune.

Rowland became so overwhelmed by emotion during the recent performance that she stopped in the middle of the song to cry. As she sits hunched over the stool, the audience begins cheering and chanting her name. Within moments she’s composed and back in action.

Although she might be jealous of Beyonce’s success, Rowland has accomplished quite a bit on her own. Both she and Paulina Rubio will serve as judge’s on the US version of The X Factor.

“Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different,” show creator and fellow judge Simon Cowell said in a recent statement.

What do you think about Kelly Rowland crying during her performance of “Dirty Laundry” on Sunday? Do you think she should be jealous of Beyonce?

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