Kelly Rowland was white-hot while attending the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The “Kisses Down Low” singer strut in a white pantsuit on the red carpet and posed with 86-year-old actress Cloris Leachman. She also performed at the event honoring former president Bill Clinton, who received the Advocate for Change award.
Kelly has been in the studio finishing up her album Talk a Good Game, due in June. The project will feature contributions from The-Dream, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, T-Minus, Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made It, and a collaboration with her fellow Destiny’s Child divas Beyoncé and Michelle Williams.
“I just went back to my roots on this specific record,” Kelly told DJ Drama. “Every song just reminded me of a great moment in R&B that I felt.”
Fantasia puts her man on blast on her new single “Without Me.” The “American Idol” champ calls on her pals Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott on the ladies’ anthem, helmed by Kyle Stewart, Harmony Samuels, Al Sherrod Lambert, Missy, and Fantasia.
“What would you be without me?” asks Fantasia, while Kelly adds her sultry vocals and Missy spits a hot verse.
“So Thankful For These Two Beautiful Ladies,” said Tasia. “We Created A Monster on this Album.. Missy is Going STUPID HARD ON THIS 1!!! OMG!!! Kells VOCALS On Here!! Cra!! Thanks to my BABIES.”
The collaboration can be found on Fantasia’s fourth album Side Effects of You, in stores April 23. Listen to snippets of the entire album.
Rap-Up.com has your first listen to “Without Me” below.
It was ladies’ night as ELLE celebrated Women in Music at its 4th annual event in New York on Wednesday. The intimate evening featured performances from Kelly Rowland, Martha Wainwright, and Rita Ora, who graces the magazine’s cover alongside Adele and Alicia Keys.
Rita hit the red carpet in a floppy black hat and dress by YSL, Kelly kept it casual in leggings and a white top, and Bridget Kelly was pretty in purple.
“Such a great night partying w/ @ElleMagazine at the Women in Music event!” tweeted Kelly, who was joined by her friends Jessica White and La La Anthony.
Rita took the stage to perform and was later seen dancing with fellow Roc girl Bridget as Kelly sang her hits.
Kelly Rowland was back in the hot seat during her visit to Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club” on Friday. In addition to getting hit on by Charlamagne, the “Kisses Down Low” singer spoke about topics ranging from oral sex to her new album to a Destiny’s Child reunion.
“I am in love with this album,” said Kelly of Talk a Good Game, due in June. The project features production from T-Minus, Boi-1da, Pharrell, Kevin Cossom, Mike WiLL Made It, and The-Dream, who she may tour with.
She explained why she was crying in a photo taken on her birthday (“I had an epiphany about life”) and why she doesn’t want a family right now. Plus, she once again shared her thoughts on Keyshia Cole’s Beyoncé comments and defended B’s controversial record “Bow Down.”
While in Atlanta recording her new album, Kelly Rowland paid a visit to DJ Drama on Shade 45. The R&B diva spoke about her new music, collaborating with Wiz Khalifa, and getting hit on by Jamie Foxx during the Oscars pre-show.
She defended Beyoncé’s “Bow Down” against the critics and revealed that she has heard B’s upcoming album, which she calls “ridiculous.”
While she hasn’t spoken to her “Motivation” collaborator Lil Wayne since his health scare, she did wish him well. “I want him to get some rest,” said Kelly.
She once again nixed rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion tour (“We haven’t talked about that”), but did share details about her own album Talk a Good Game, which includes production from Pharrell, T-Minus, Boi-1da, Rico Love, and more.
Wiz Khalifa had a busy week since returning to work. After shooting three videos with Cassie (“Paradise”), Tyga (“Molly”), and Problem (“Bout Me”), the Taylor Gang leader capped things off with a performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Decked out in a tank top, shorts, and Chucks, Wiz was joined by Akon for a performance of his new single “Let It Go,” for which the video debuted this week.
The proud new papa, who welcomed his son Sebastian last month, even changed the lyrics to the song. “I just had a kid, now homie I’m the man,” he rapped.
After his performance, he hit the studio with Amber Rose, Pharrell, Akon, and Kelly Rowland.
“DId a song wit Kelly today. Shit came out pure,” tweeted Wiz. “Fucc Man. She was in Destiny’s Child!!! Im On :-)”