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Kelly Rowland recently revealed how her friend and fellow singer Beyonce Knowles reacted to a song about a former abusive relationship affecting their friendship.
Rowland, the 32-year-old member of Destiny's Child, recently appeared on Washington D.C.'s 93.9 WKYS radio station to speak about her song "Dirty Laundry" that detailed overcoming an abusive ex-boyfriend who almost convinced her that fellow group member Knowles, 31, was not a good friend. Although Rowland recently let fans hear the song in a performance in the District of Columbia, she spoke about Knowles' initial reaction to the record.
"I played it for her and Michelle," Rowland said on WKYS recently. "Beyonce said, 'I never left.'"
In "Dirty Laundry" Rowland sings about her ex-boyfriend trying to convince her that her family and Knowles did not care about her.
"Started to call them people on him, I was battered / He hit the window like it was me until it shattered," Rowland sings. "He pulled me out and said 'Don't nobody love you but me not yo mama, not your daddy and especially not Bey' / He turned me against my sister, I missed her."
Rowland explained her thought process and that she was almost convinced that her friendship with Knowles was in jeopardy.
"It was the place that I was in...I was so young. My head was completely gone. That's what happened with my sister," Rowland told WKYS about Knowles. "What matters to me most is what we have. I'm so grateful for what we have as sisters...away from Destiny's Child."
Rowland recently performed "Dirty Laundry" in the Washington D.C. area, where she was brought to tears and struggled to finish the performance, according to celebrity blogger Necole Kane. The Christian singer told the radio station why the song was so difficult to perform.
"It's really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd. Even in that moment of when I put my feet up, I felt like I was in therapy," Rowland told WKYS. "I was singing and talking about what happened, and for a moment, it was like that crowd wasn't even there."