This will be the first time Kelly Rowland will appear on the cover page of Essence magazine. Kelly covers the September issue in a fall 2013 look. The “Red Wine” singer posed in a black fur vest, embellished applique dress and tribal jewelry.
In the intimate interview the singer talks about her new, more honest, outlook on life. She also opens up about her “Dirty Laundry” song and new love life.
On her feelings toward Beyoncé’s success: “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.”
On her workout 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.”
Check out The Behind The Scenes photo shoot here: