June 24, 2024

Kelly Rowland slams cancel culture: ‘Try to remember not to judge others’


Kelly Rowland is urging fans to be kind and stop trying “to be God” amid cancel culture. 

In a post shared on Instagram, the 39-year-old singer noted that no one has the “space nor authority” to judge others. 

“In this ‘cancel culture’ we live in, I am SO grateful God NEVER canceled me, And I’m sure he could’ve many-a-times,” her post began.

“Let us TRY to remember NOT to judge others. We HONESTLY don’t have the space nor authority too!” Rowland wrote. “Let us remember to lead With love & kindness, the world has enough negativity, for you to pour more into it!”

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She concluded the post urging fans to “stop tryin to be god,” and asking followers in the caption: “So what light are you bringing into the world?”

Rowland’s thoughts on cancel culture come a month after she opened up about living in the shadow of her Destiny’s Child bandmate Beyoncé.

Speaking to The Voice Australia contestant Chris Sebastian about going solo after the group parted ways, Rowland said “Can you imagine what it’s like being in a group with Beyoncé?”

She continued: “I would just torture myself in my head. Like, I can’t wear this dress because they’re going to say it’s like B. Or I can’t have a song like that because it sounds too much like B. They’re gonna compare anyways.

“I would be lying if I said no, it’s never bothered me. That’s bull,” she added.

“There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade, where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder,” she admitted.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 28: Singers Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce. (Photo by Erik Umphery/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

Last year, Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles, former manager of Destiny’s Child, came forward with claims that members of 90s R&B group Jagged Edge had “harassed” Rowland and his daughter when they were minors.

He specifically recalled an incident that took place in the later 90s while Jagged Edge and Destiny’s Child were touring together, and sharing the same bus, theGRIO previously reported. 

“Now, remember the girls are minors: They’re 16-years-old, the guys are 21- and 22-years-old,” said Knowles.

“I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé … saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members in Jagged Edge,” he continued. “I couldn’t have that. I literally had to put the guys off the bus in Baton Rouge, La.”

Knowles chose not specify exactly which two members of Jagged Edge he was talking about, but said the incident “began all of this drama” which led to former Destiny’s Child members LaTavia Roberson and LaToya Luckett getting new reps and ultimately leaving the group in 2000.

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