Poor Baby: Kelly Rowland Talks About Identity Crisis Because Of Her Dark Skin

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Kelly is still talking about her childhood insecurities.

Kelly Rowland covered Runway magazine and had some touching revelations about her childhood:

“I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking, ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me. Tina [Beyonce’s mother] sat me in front of the mirror and said, ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin,” Rowland told Runway.

We’re glad Kelly realized how fine she is and was able to get a career and inspire chocolate women across the world.

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  • Cici & Coco -The Besties

    I dont see any dark skin. Theres a big difference with dark & brown. U r brown kelly. Black ppl come in all shades. Light medium light light brown brown dark brown dark skin yadda yadda. At the end of the day ur a negro. Either be proud or shutup. Wimps never get anywhere. Damn crybaby. Oh & i know u sold ur soul kelly. Do tell us how it feels to be a walking corpse.

  • Petri

    Nymphis you’re right on.

    Never will understand black American obsession with skin color and GOOD hair.
    White folks really messed some of you up. Ain’t nothing to me more beautiful than smooth black skin.

  • StuckInDaMatrix

    @ Nymphis Excellent comment!

  • deedee

    Black skin is priceless. White people can’t do the most natural thing in the world without protection. GO OUTSIDE. Seriously, how superior can you be if you could die if you are over exposed to the sun? Black people get skin cancer-on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet. You know, the pale parts. There’s pros and cons to being any race. No group is superior to the next. I don’t know how so many people feed into self-loathing like this. That’s like stockholm syndrome. Work with what you’ve been given and be the best you can be.

  • Petri

    Deedee thats why I’m a strong believer that they are not from this planet. Explain why they can’t survive without protection (sunscreen) in the one and only thing that sustains our galaxy (the sun). This is our planet and they stole it, yet act like we’re the problem. Go home to your dying planet crackers. This earth is ours.
    Whitebread it’s the Jim Crowe syndrome.

  • http://madeyourelevant.com/2011/09/09/stupidgirl-newsflash-kelly-rowland-insecure-with-dark-skin/ Stupidgirl Newsflash: KELLY ROWLAND INSECURE WITH DARK SKIN? « madeyourelevant

    […] want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me. Tina [Beyonce's mother] sat me in front of the mirror and said, ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me […]

  • charlene

    Kelly is not dark brown or brown skin she’s dark skin. Yall huff and puff as if your insulted that she considers herself a dak skinned girl! At the end of the day black is black and we need to love our colour irregardless of what shade it is. Beauty comes in all shades sizes and colours.

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