Kelly Rowland made a powerful statement when she released the candid, “Dirty Laundry,” in May. In the personal song, Kelly reveals of once being involved in an abusive relationship.
“He hittin’ the window like it was me, until it shattered/ He pulled me out, he said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me/ Not your mama, not your daddy, and especially not Bey’. He turned me against my sister. I missed you,” she sings on the “Talk A Good Game” track.
In the video for The-Dream-penned song, the singer swims in her pain, with scenes of her diving underwater, floating, reminiscing of her troublesome past, and at one point left speechless, with wine spilled on her, after her on-screen lover walks out on her at dinner.
“It was very emotional. It took me days to record,” Rowland told Billboard of recording “Dirty Laundry.” “I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me. Dream said, ‘I want to write you a record so that people will know exactly who you are, underneath it all.'”