Kelly Rowland Responds, Yet Again, To Beyoncé Comparison Question: 'I Am A Beautiful, Brown, Shining Light'
Peter Rosenberg admitted the question was not the move: "Not my favorite moment."
November 17, 2022 at 7:05 pm
We are all aware that Beyoncé is Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland is Kelly Rowland. But since the end of the platinum-selling girl group Destiny’s Child in the 2000s, Rowland has dealt with the narrative of living in Beyonce’s shadow. Now, Rowland and her fans agree that story is getting old.
The multi-talented star is currently on a press run for her new film, Fantasy Football, which Shadow And Act gave a first look at. (The Nickelodeon film is set to stream on Paramount+ Nov. 25.) Recently, Rowland, along with co-star Marsai Martain, sat with Peter Rosenberg on Ebro In The Morning, and during the interview, Rosenberg reviewed Rowland’s extensive career. He then brought up a recent interview she had with Angie Martinez. In her interview with Martinez, the two talked about her best friend, Beyoncé.
Using the interview as context for his point, Rosenberg then attempted to give Rowland her flowers — but he completely missed the mark.
“Angie gave you flowers for your ability to play second to Beyonce which … I can only speak for me, everyone gets into the entertainment business to be ‘the man,’ right? It does take an ego check.”
He even mentioned his personal ego issues working with fellow media personality Ebro. He then attempted to have Rowland explain her feelings about the exhausting comparisons to her former bandmate.
“You happen to be standing next to the brightest light on planet Earth. You think Big Boi from Outkast has it tough being next to Andre, you’re with Beyonce. And not only did you not have to fight it, like, you really loved the position you were in and took it seriously.’