This morning on The Madd Hatta Morning Show, the guys went all in on a debate over Kelly Rowland and her single, “Dirty Laundry.” Mr. Hatta said he believes the song could put her career in jeopardy, while Rob G. thought that some of her issues–now a decade old–should have been kept to herself. In the song, Kelendria reveals, among other things:
- A former boyfriend was physically abusive (“Meanwhile this nigga putting his hands on me…)
- That same boyfriend was also verbally abusive (“He pulled me out, he said, “Don’t nobody love you but me…Not your mama, not your daddy and especially not Bey.”)
- She was envious of Beyonce’s career (“When my sister was on the stage killin’ it like a motherf*cker, I was enraged, feeling it like a motherf*cker.”)
- She’s dealt with a lot of anger (“I was mad at everybody, I mean everybody…”)
Listen to the Song: Kelly Rowland’s “Dirty Laundry” [AUDIO]
The debate was so contentious, MHMS played the song twice. Now, after the show, we’re left to wonder–Should this song define the rest of Kelly’s career? Her struggles are so deep and real in this single, it’s hard to think of it as just another song but the anthem of a domestic abuse survivor. It is also raw with emotion as she copes lyrically with her career aspirations and disappointments living in Beyonce’s shadow.
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