You would think, for as much as you heard “Motivation” on the radio and in the club this year, that Kelly Rowland finally made it rain on them hoes with that last album.
She didn’t. So far, “Here I Am” hasn’t even sold 200,000 copies. But in this week’s Jet Magazine, Kelly says she’s not even thinking about that. Or at least, that’s what she’d like us to believe.
“I was very happy with the album, period. It was a long time coming and I’m proud that Motivation was nominated for a Grammy; it’s been a really great year,” she says after a brief pause. Her tone holds a mixture of slight annoyance, understandable frustration and reasonable divatude.
Mmm hmmm… Poor precious baby.
The good news is, Kelly’s not letting your lack of support deter her from her dreams.
“I can do whatever I want,” she declares. “I don’t allow anyone to put me in a box. Honestly, if I want to try something, that’s what I’m going to do.”
As the year wraps up, Rowland has one New Year’s resolution. “I want an album in the Top 5,” she shares. She’s scheming, plotting and gunning for No. 1.
And if “Here I Am” isn’t going to get her there, Kelly’s already putting together her next joint. She wouldn’t talk to much about it, other than to tell readers what she wants to talk about.
“I would like to tell stories about grown woman things— what we go through every single day in relationships and love, empowering each other,” she shares.
Oh… So another Destiny’s Child album then?