Kelly’s on the fall issue of the magazine and it hits shelves August 9th. In the cover story, Kelly explains why she’s never had a personal record before “Dirty Laundry” and it’s because she was scared of being judged. Well, it’s a new day for Kelly because she prefers to be judged.

Kelly believes that even if you do judge her, the only person who can judge her, is god. It’s God’s opinion that counts if she’s being judged.

Ms. Rowland also said that her unhappiness had nothing to do with Beyonce.


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

Salute: ESSENCE