A Confident Kelly Rowland Opens Up for Essence Magazine, ‘Judge Me If You Want!’

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Dirty Laundry was only the beginning. Kelly Rowland continues to tell her story, this time in print. The 32-year-old songstress is covering the September issue of Essence magazine and is BEAMING (literally) with confidence and beauty. Why? Because she’s no longer afraid of judgement.

I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care. Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.

In the revealing interview, she explains (for the 100th time, but hell, inquiring minds still wanna know) the meaning behind those much-discussed references to Bey on “Dirty Laundry“.

For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé. That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.

And if you too are tryna figure out the formula for the killer shape, that seems to be getting better, she credits trainer Jeanette Jenkins and sparring sessions with former boxer Martin Snow.

I see the beauty in boxing. It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.

Get ’em girl!