Kelly Rowland is featured in the September issue of Vibe magazine and inside the X-Factor judge opens up about her split with Mathew Knowles and the R&B singer also spills the beans on love and dating.
Here are some snippets from the interview:
On If There Was Tension With Former Manager Mathew Knowles
No. It was just a feeling of growing and wanting to call my own shots. That was it. I thank Mathew for everything he’s done for me. He made me a millionaire at 18 years old. And then I felt like, “Well, I’m an adult now and I want to do things this way.” I needed to be selﬁsh for a minute. I had to reclaim my power.
Did he try to talk you out of it?
Well… He just wanted me to be certain of my decision.
On if she felt an “exhale” moment
I did, but I also felt like, Oh my God, what have I done?! I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label.
On if she still talks to Mathew Knowles
It’s… I respect him above anything. [So things are cool?] Like I said, this man made me a millionaire at the age of 18. Taught us how to make money in the industry. I can never, ever forget that.
On how many times she’s been in love
Okay, then, I’m going to assume this was the guy you were going to marry?
Oh. In that case, twice. [Laughs] Yeah. Twice.
On if she wants a Mr. Right Now or a Mr. Right
I like a Mr. Right. I don’t want them hopping around with Sarah, Michelle, Jessica… I want him to be mine.
On if she’s had a situation with a Mr. Right Now
Um… [giggles]. Okay, yeah, I did have a situation like that. In London. And it was cool. But generally, that’s not how I get down.
On if she dates outside of her race
Absolutely. [Laughs] I’ve been down with the swirl.