Kelly made some huge confessions on her new track. “When my sister was on stage killin’ it like a motherf*cker/I was enraged, feelin’ it like a motherf*cker,” the siren sang, implying that she may not have been allowed to shine as brightly as she could have in Destiny’s Child. “Bird in a cage/You would never know what I was dealin’ with/Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin’ it.”
After going solo, Kelly admitted that she had a feeling her music wasn’t going to make as big of a splash as Bey’s. However, that was not her biggest problem at the time.
“Forget the records, off the record I was going through some bullsh*t/Post ‘Survivor’ she’s on fire/who wants to hear my bullsh*t'” Kelly states on the track before revealing that she’s been in a physically abusive relationship. “Meanwhile this n*gga putting his hand on me.”
Despite their issues Kelly and Beyoncé have maintained a very close relationship throughout their lives, and Kelly revealed that the “Crazy In Love” singer urged her to leave to leave the unidentified abuser.
Working on something so personal was a great undertaking for Kelly, and she entrusted The Dream with the lofty task of producing “Dirty Laundry.” During a chat with S2S he said that he’s extremely proud of the song. “It helped her get through a lot.”
“Dirty Laundry” will be available on iTunes on May 21, but check out the entire track below right now!