Kelly Rowland says her recent comments on Chris Brown’s page were to congratulate Brown on his success, not to support his lyrics about Black women and their hair.
Earlier this month, singer-songwriter Chris Brown released his latest album “Indigo.” On the 33-song tracklist, one song “Need a Stack,” features a controversial line specifically towards Black women and their hair. “Only wanna fuck the black bitches with the nice hair,” Brown sang on the track. It didn’t take long for the singer to be called out for his insensitive words, highlighting Brown’s previous colorist and offensive behaviors towards Black women.
Many celebs took to social media to voice their disapproval of the verse, but others, like #KellyRowland seemingly supported the singer. Afterwards, fans expressed their disappointment in Rowland’s apparent support, noting the singer herself has frequently made it a point to address colorism and how it personally has affected her and her career. But now, Rowland is clearing the air about her comment, saying it was not in support of Brown’s remarks but for him allegedly breaking a record in his music career. “I think I commented on something about him breaking a hit record or something and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, love you, Chris.’ That was it,” Rowland said in an upcoming interview on BuzzFeed News’ morning show, AM to DM.
“And next thing I knew, I came up under all this scrutiny the next day that I’m waking up, and I’m like, Wait, wow,” she continued. “They hate me, they hate me. I’m like, OK, I don’t know why.” One critic online wrote via Twitter, “This man wouldn’t even let you in the club.” “We’re so quick to crucify each other when we don’t know the backstory of anything, so we also have to be careful of things like that as well,” Rowland told BuzzFeed News.
The singer then said all hair is good hair, noting that “good hair” and “nice hair” are phrases that have a “bad history attached to it,” Rowland said. It’s all good hair,” the singer said. “And I don’t think that it should be categorized.”