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    Kelly Rowland Was Asked What It's Like "Playing Second To Beyoncé," And Her Response Is A Masterclass In How To Check Someone With Class

    Basically, put some respect on her name!

    If you ask me, Kelly Rowland is and has always been that girl.

    She's a singer, dancer, and someone you can always count on to give a look.

    Kelly rocking a tousled updo as she looks over her shoulder at a red carpet event

    And she's FIONE. Like, it makes no sense:

    She's just IT.

    So whenever someone feels the need to compare her to Beyoncé, it always makes me cringe.

    A closeup of Beyoncé

    Unfortunately, that happened again on Wednesday on Hot 97, when radio host Peter Rosenberg brought up her music career in an interview and how she's always played "second to Beyoncé."

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    But Kelly had the best response, reminding Peter that she's a star in her own right.

    "Here's the thing," she began, "light attracts light. I am light. So I am a beautiful brown shining light. So I don't think anybody's light dims anyone else's. I think that when other people start to compare you, I think that that's when it shows how dim they are of themselves."

    "So I don't take somebody else trying to dim my light anymore for anybody else," Kelly continued. "I love Bey, I know that she's a light. But I know that I'm a light too. ... We both shine together."

    Viewers loved her response:

    I love how Kelly Rowland responded to @Rosenbergradio Classy

    Twitter: @Balladd_

    But they were also embarrassed and annoyed that those comparisons are even still happening:

    She’s rightfully annoyed. Do not play with Kelly Rowland. She is an international superstar too.

    Twitter: @LipstickCoCo

    Kelly Rowland has BEEN a babe of her own as a person and artist, so the fact that we are still having this conversation in 2022 is very embarrassing. I also feel some people in the industry are very shit at what they do, need to do their homework and ask better questions.


    I’m starting to dislike watching Kelly Rowland interviews, not because of her, but because the interviewer always have to bring up Beyoncé. i get it.. we all love her but it’s so counterintuitive. thankful for Kelly’s grace and positivity but cmon, ask new things!

    Twitter: @kalikgood

    I know y’all not trying to disrespect Kelly Rowland 5x grammy winner 4x ascap winner 2x billboard winner And one of the originals from the iconic group called destiny child Kelly Rowland!?!?!? Act like y’all know who y’all talking to!

    Twitter: @lovehoneykisses

    I would love Kelly Rowland to be interviewed about her life without Beyoncé not coming up just once. Please. Fadda Gawd.

    Twitter: @MarleneVictoria

    It’s so bizarre to downplay the Kelly Rowland. Like when I saw destiny’s child, I wanted to be HER. The way I resonated with her as a little black girl is something I can’t even put into words. It’s so precious to me. And she stays inspirational and gracious every time I see her.

    Twitter: @YungSara

    The whole asking Kelly Rowland about Beyoncé is absolutely old and I need journalists and hosts to reallly get a grip and start asking Kelly about Kelly!

    Twitter: @ratedRIAN

    If you are interviewing a legend like Kelly Rowland, ask her about what it was like getting funding for her various albums while signed to major record labels, what it was like operating in electronic/dance music as a Black woman in Europe etc… SO much to ask her!!

    Twitter: @aChildOf2Worlds

    Despite the backlash, Kelly continued to keep it classy, tweeting this positive post this morning:

    Have The most amazing day Twitterville!!! Thank you all for your Love & support! I know ya’ll got my back! And that made me do a happy dance this am! Let me see your happy dance!! Here’s mine!

    Twitter: @KELLYROWLAND

    And that's just another reason we stan her!