Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Insecurities She's Had Over Her Chocolate Skin Tone
Kelly Rowland’s career has been on fire!
The beautiful singer has been working on new music, recently performed at the Superbowl with Destiny’s Child, graced so many magazines and has some other projects in the works. Being a celebrity, we forget sometimes that she’s just as human as us and has insecurities like any woman does.
Eurweb recently interviewed Kelly at the 2013 Essence Black Women of Hollywood event where she talked openly about having to learn to embrace her dark skin tone, “You know what I had great women in my life to help me overcome that. I remember I went through a period where I didn’t embrace my chocolatiness. I don’t know if that’s a word, but I didn’t embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown skin girl and being proud of that. I remember being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and [Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles] said, ‘Are you crazy?’ She said ‘You are absolutely gorgeous’ and she just told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is, all of this stuff. And I was just like ‘Yeah!’ Like a light went off and so and my mother had me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate.”
Kelly was also asked if she would ever do a documentary like Beyonce did for HBO and she said she would, “The funny part is Beyonce actually inspired me to talk to my computer because sometimes you do get so lonely and writing in a diary is just…I get tired and it actually puts me into a trance to where I become sleepy. So I am never able to talk those things out. If I did want to go and see a therapist, I don’t have the time to. But it actually helps you to look back and reflect. If you look at a day and it’s like five years ago and you can see how far you’ve come. I think that’s important and that’s why Beyonce is so strong and knows exactly where she wants to be. So I was like, I’m going to try that. I’m going to try that this month and see what happens.”
Women love yourselves, embrace yourselves. There is only one you in this world and there’s nothing more special than that.