Video: Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne – ‘Motivation’

Kelly Rowland

Whoa lover. Kelly Rowland makes us sweat with the Sarah Chatfield-directed video for “Motivation,” the lead single from her third album, due later this summer. The Destiny’s Child diva sizzles as she seduces her male co-stars, dancing to choreographer Frank Gatson’s slick moves in a dark, underground warehouse where sex oozes from every corner. Lil Wayne drops by to spit his verse, but it’s Kelly who steals this show.

“‘Motivation’ makes me feel extremely, über-duber sexy,” the R&B chanteuse told MTV News. “It has that personality and characteristic to it that I don’t think anybody can deny. That’s why when Wayne dropped that insane verse on there … I was like, ‘You really brought that up even more.’ He went into the studio and just did it. I don’t think it takes much for Wayne to think. He just does it. He’s so admirable.”

See Kelly scorch the screen below.



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132 Comments

  1. Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies

    Yass!! Kellandria Knowles just #SLAYED me. ^_^

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    ummm Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, lmao!!! yes, this was a hot video.

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    meme Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, lmao @knowles.

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    tyinesha Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, love it

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    Amber Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, this da hottest i’ve heard in a while

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    nitengale6 Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, wow kelly, i loved the song the moment i heard it, i just saw the video for the first time and girl, u nasty, but i loved it, and felt like u all were touching me, so im nasty too, u go girl, be the motivation.

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  2. Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies

    I just had to comment a 2nd time, lol, she really just slayyed me…. *sighs*

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  3. LaMont

    This is a great video and song.Kelly is so sexy in this video her body is bangin’! This is her best video and song thus far.

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  4. Cainã

    SEXY SEXY SEXY

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  5. Yeah

    what is up with the volume on these type of video players? -_- shit is LOUD

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    terry Reply:

    @Yeah, can u post thiz on youtube 4 me please

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  6. Phoenix_Wright

    she killed it, hopefully this does well so we can get an album released SOON

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  7. meme

    best song and video of kellys career. now if she cant make it with this track she needs to stop trying. this is her last chance. I will be gettin gmy copy of the cd. lets make kelly #1. rihannanavy we have to support ms kells, she always has nice things to say about rihanna. leggo!

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  8. mal

    hot

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  9. Neickha

    The video makes it so much better.GO Kelly!!!

    And KEEEEP WORKING WITH Frank Gatson!!!

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  10. Blaze

    DAMN! This shit bangs this is her best video hands down I love Kelly.

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  11. Kyle

    This is a very sexy video and the song just continues to grow on me. I can see this song steadily climbing on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts and I hope this is the answer to get her damn album released.

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  12. Graziella Kalendria

    This video is awesome the song is hot and smooth no Kelly this shit kills!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!! can wait for the album

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  13. Nihaisha

    WHOOOOOOOO THIS TRACK IS TOO DAMN HOT! LOVE THE WAY THEY MOVED THEIR HIPS!!!

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  14. lenor

    INCREDIBLE VIDEO! kelly killed it! Well Done Ms Rowland!

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  15. DC3

    wow, bey better step her game up

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    Bianca Reply:

    @DC3, hush.

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    Kelly Rosy Rose Reply:

    @Bianca, come damn there no need to be rude! he gave his point of view u should respect that even if u dont agree! Defend ur opinion but dont start arguing people on a site lool thats immature!

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    Bianca Reply:

    @Kelly Rosy Rose, there’s a seat next to @DC3. Take it.

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    Kelly Rosy Rose Reply:

    @Bianca,

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    Naomi Reply:

    @Bianca,I will take a seat too, to admire Kelly’s video and u should take the door IMMATURE as you are ( please do not answer i dont talk with people who dont accept people’s opinion).
    thanks u

    Bianca Reply:

    @Kelly Rosy Rose, @Naomi

    and that opinion was unnecessary. What does Beyonce have to do with this? You and Mother Goose go try and save the world…not on this blog.

  16. Kelly Rosy Rose

    Ms Kelly surprised me!!! the song is so sexy and Kelly is so beautiful too ( love her dark skin) Go Ms Kelly

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  17. Bianca

    go go go go! I love it! “I been a fan!”

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  18. tyinesha

    love it

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  19. Lauren

    amazing song and video!!

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  20. Lauren

    i can’t stop watching!

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    terry Reply:

    @Lauren
    lauren can u please post thiz video on youtube so i can put thiz on my mp3 player

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  21. Sonya

    Kelly did her thing. I’m loving this video and song. Woah Lover! Yes!!

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  22. madmuscientist

    Kelly slayedd that is all. Motivation coming to a radio near you!! Request, Request, Request!! Also get the single on Itunes April 12th

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  23. Naomi

    AWESOME! Well Done Kelly!

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  24. jemmie thomas

    omg…kelly killed it …wow what an amazing body…and i love love the video the dancing and everything………

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  25. alicia's a homewrecka

    I’m buying this video…man gone wild…lol

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  26. uknowumad

    great video, i love her

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  27. meme

    anyone noticed jessica white?

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  28. BlasianBarbie

    YES!!! Miss Rowland SLAYED this one! Everything was on point! She is letting people know she is here with this one!!!!

    Kanye said it best peeps

    “Motherfuckas we rollin, with some (NAMELESS) Light skinned girls and some KELLY ROWLANDS!”

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  29. Truthteller

    Go kellz! Is this on vevo or youtube yet?

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  30. maya

    Boring…idk maybe it will grow on me eventually but right now it’s boring

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  31. LaMont

    The video is kinda risque I’m actually surprised BET showed it on their network.

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  32. Geronimo

    this video is NOT risque, I love the video it will make the song excel! YAY!

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  33. Lauren

    Sooooo good!

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  34. M

    I’m sorry, but I cannot support this…I used to be a Kelly Rowland fan, but am I the only one who sees that this is promoting bisexulity? Come on… the purple triangular outfit, Jessica White’s hand in her hair, the firl on girl, boy on boy action…wake up people!

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    lisa Reply:

    @M, you are correct I see all this homo shit. AT first I thought the guys dancing behind her was ok then it starts to get really explicit subtly. That’s a nasty video. I don’t like it. She’s very sleezy in that video for ratings. I thought she had talent?

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    Lisa Reply:

    @lisa, why can’t she have talent AND be sexy? IMO, she’s both.

    And telling people to wake up??? Come on! Could it possibly be that everyone else on this blog isn’t as Puritanical and judgmental about ANOTHER PERSON’s sexuality as you?

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  35. hcfx2

    In love with this video

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  36. M

    Have a whole new understanding of I Heart my Girlfriends! Whoa Kelly…now we know! In total shock by this display of SEX and perversion

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  37. hcfx2

    kelly did her thing on this one for sure.

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  38. coy

    Really nice video

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  39. johnc

    Kelly Fit..hot video

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  40. YEAYEA

    DANG KELLY!!!!! PLEASE KEEP THIS UP! I just think she should have had a few more close ups on her. The moving camera was kool though.

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  41. kem

    kelly is hotttt!

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  42. MIAMI MAMI

    AND THE SHOCKED ONES TALKING ABOUT HOW SEXUAL THE VIDEO IS I HOPE YOU FEEL THIS STRONGELY ABOUT NICKI MINAJ PUBLIC DISPLAY OF BI-SEXUALNESS OR BEYONCE RACY VIDEOS SUCH AS VIDEO PHONE BABY BOY AND BASICALLY EVERY UP-TEMPO VIDEO SHE HAS DONE DONT ACT LIKE KELLY OPENED THE DOORS TO SEXUALITY THEY BEEN WIDE OPEN ALL SHE DID WAS WALK THROUGH THEM AND TO BE HONEST SHE’S A GROWN ASS WOMAN 30 YEARS OLD IF SHE WANT TO SHOW A SEXY SIDE THEN SHE CAN NON OF YALL IS DORIS ROWLAND SO FALL BACK FROM TRYING TO PARENT HER!

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    Ross Reply:

    @MIAMI MAMI, Thank You. There are still smart people out there. Everyone needs a reality check. Its show business and sex and skin are a part of it. No one would watch videos or go to a concert if the artist was in a turtle neck.

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    Um.Well.Sure. Reply:

    @MIAMI MAMI, I bet the ones crying about Kelly’s video are the SAME ones talking about how hot Lady GaGa’s videos are. #NoShadeAllTruth

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    wonda Reply:

    @MIAMI MAMI, u

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  43. joe franco

    THIS VIDEO IS INCREDIBLE!!! LOVE THIS SONG, WHEN IS IT ON ITUNES????

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  44. SAS

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEE IT… LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEED IT

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  45. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ

    SEXY. REL REL SEXY!

    THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD VIDEO. DAMN KELLY IS TOP FIT.

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  46. Dave

    This shit was on POINT! Get it KELLY!

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  47. Temi

    @joefranco song will be available on itunes on april 12th

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  48. LaMont

    This video is available on iTunes now! Go get it!

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  49. bknyhustle

    weezy stil that dude for real…but shoutouts to kelly too, she made right the decision on reachin out to wayne on this one.

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  50. leo

    AMAZING

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  51. Um.Well.Sure.

    I love me some Kelly Rowland and I love this song to pieces, but the video just doesn’t do it for me #ImJustSayin. Idk, Maybe it will grow on me…

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  52. Division

    This is the Kelly I have been waiting for, this video is serving life.. Amazing job Kelly!

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  53. TumTum

    Slayed it:)
    #thatisall

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  54. Mwah

    Ok she slayd the vid but the song i just dont knw

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  55. J Fresh

    Really feeling what Kelly is doing at the moment. I hope she can contine

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  56. muni

    This video is eveything, KELLY is f**king Slaying.

    HATERS fall back!!!

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  57. GRRRR

    Amazing choreography, and mad song.

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  58. harvey

    Y’all watch it again Kellys Nipple showed:)

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  59. Melanie

    I’m so confused, I thought kelly was going in a “donna summer” direction w/her new music, oh well Ms. Kelly does it well what ever she does!

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  60. lyric "commander" lee

    if u guys were true kelly fans then u would know she has two distinct albums – the uk version (dance euro pop) and the us version (rnb hip hop pop) – she is clearly two diff artists in two diff markets and she is catering to such – she already gave the uk commander forever and a day when love takes over now shes doing what a feeling and free fall 0 –she is now catering to her roots so be patient. – shes coming

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  61. Mallie

    I can’t stop watching. This hella sexy

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  62. Mallie

    Kelly’s body looks spectacular!

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  63. TeamKelly!!

    Yessss Kelly~! Slay miss baby slay!!! #TeamKelly

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  64. Lexx_Janay

    she killed this video!

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  65. lyric "commander" lee

    DUDE VEVO HAS RELEASED THE FULL HD EXPLICIT VERSION OF MOTIVATION!!!! A DEFINENT MUST SEE BECAUSE THE HD QUALITY DEF GIVES IT THE FINISHING TOUCHS PLUS A FEW MORE GRABS AND PULLS IN SOME INTERESTING PLACES ADDS THE ADDITIONAL SPICE TO AN ALREADY BLAZING VIDEO – kelendria….WORK!!!!

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  66. joe franco

    I CANT STOP WATCHING THIS!!!!! ITUNES!!!!! WHEN!!!!!?

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  67. yoko

    ah man! the explicit version is superd dupa hottt!! just damn!

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  68. temi

    go purchase this video on itunes now if u wanna own a personal copy….LEGGO

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  71. alicia's a homewrecka

    I got this on repeat…..damn this ish is not on itunes like you guys are saying.

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  72. Nes

    This bangs!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

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  73. td

    the video is on itunes for the US. just type in motivation kelly rowland” and it should show up cos I downloaded mine this am from itunes… this only pertains to the itunes in USA

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  74. kem

    yes rap up way to put the explecit version

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  75. Ruyue

    this video is the best thing released this year thus far.

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  76. Ruyue

    ugh!! so proud of Kelly!

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  77. coy

    kelly’s body is pure perfection..her skin is flawless.. like does she bathe in milk?! lol

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  78. SAS

    AMAZING

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  79. Josh

    She killed it! Your fave could NEVA!!!!

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  80. ryan

    great track!!! go Ms Kelly!!!

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  81. Diamante

    nothing special

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  82. temi

    go purchase the video now on itunes… go go go go

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  83. SAS

    1# on ITUNES

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  84. Cotten Kandi

    Loving Kelly’s new single and video ‘Motivation’. I’m hoping this will be the break out single she needs for a #1 hit

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  85. dammy

    love love the video and the song. make sure you go on itunes and buy the video…lets make her #1..she deserves it.

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  86. malikMJdope

    SEXY AS SHIT KELLY

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  87. Josh

    Oh my god! This video is so friggin dope.

    I’m slayed!!!

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  88. RowlDawg

    WOW! This is Kelly Rowland breakout single stateside!

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  89. td

    go purchase the video now on itunes… go purchase the video now on itunes… the audio single will be available on itunes on april 12th..

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  90. alicia's a homewrecka

    I want to learn the dance choreography for this number…I wonder if the guys are giving lessons. :D

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  91. Jalin

    ciara ride like. okay video/song

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  92. dav

    wow the vids real greatr i swer love it lol

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  93. steve

    nuffin like ciara… wayy better werq kelleyyy!!

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  94. fayenne

    i love it !!

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  95. gina

    i love the song and she chose the best rapper there is keep doing your thing kelly the video is amazing luv ya girl

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  96. jrc

    this is kelly year to shine….

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  97. Emy

    I love all ur comments and loved it…. kelly is still hot although of her lack of good tracks..

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  98. Ruthy

    Video’s hot, but I’m not feeling the song (especially the gremlin that’s Lil Wayne…Ugh!)

    In my opinion, I think Kelly’s now desperate to get a hit in the States which it is very disappointing. Like Nicole Scherzinger, Kelly should’ve stay overseas and promote her dance and R&B tunes (“Commander”, “Forever And A Day”, etc.), release her album, and promote it like hell.

    Such a waste opportunity from a talented artist. :(

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  99. jamone

    wats popn get at me

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  100. miss.meme

    i love u kelly do u’r thang love!

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  101. Jayy Jayy

    #freak scene

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  102. Jaylenmommie,

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, O.M.G.! i so love this song, but instead of boys dancing it should have been women dancing with boy clothes on. This gives it a more sexual look on what the song is about. A woman giving it her all! dontchu think?? Wayne should have been standing on the wall looking at Kelly dancing as if she was singing to him. wow, I got image,(:

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  103. kerrybaby23

    i <3 kelly its good 2 c her doin good in da rnb

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  104. jules

    amazing song and video..you go kelly! looooved it!

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  105. antyonique

    hey i
    love this song so much

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  106. TABBITHA

    DEZ DATT SHITTTT!!!!!!!! KELLY #BADDD BTYCHHHHHH

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  107. sweetie

    kelly thats my girl h-town baby its going down

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  108. shaniyas

    I LOVEE THIS SONG ……….. ITS SOO TRUEE :)

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  109. rere66

    oh my god Kelly!! you did the damn thing i am loving this video

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  110. Lisa

    Hooray for Kelly! I fell in love with this song before I knew who it was (I thought it was Keri Hilson and kept changing the station as soon as it started b/c her whole “Pretty Girl Rock” thing fell flat for me, and I just find her slightly off-putting, esp. after she remixed “Turning Me Off” to diss Bey, and then tried to deny it. Not cute.)

    Somehow, I found myself listening to it, and had to admit the song was TOO hot to hate (and I love me sum Wayne). Still thinking it was Keri, I googled it when browsing idly online, and I was SOOOO pleasantly surprised to find it was the lovely Ms. Rowland! And I discovered this in the same week that Obama got Osama (not on the same level, but I’ve been REALLY wanting Kelly to come back and rep it for the sexual chocolate girls)!

    So it was a good week for me.

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  111. Lisa

    Off-topic (sorry), but rereading my own post just reminds me how badly I wanted Bey to remix “Diva” to get back at Keri. She needed to learn never to quibble with the queen. Plus I figured it’d give Bey some edge to her nice-girl image to have a mild beef with another R&B chick (who she can easily out-write and out-sing, IMO).

    No such luck though :(

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  112. ....

    LOVE IT!

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  113. flrestal junaldet

    wow i love this song

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  114. flrestal junaldet

    when i makin luv dat music gud 4 me

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