Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Kelly Rowland has definitely come into a place her own over the last year.  Having just released her fourth album, Talk a Good Game  with hit singles, “Kisses Down Low” and “Dirty Laundry,” Miss Kelly is definitely on a fast track with no signs of slowing down. In addition to that, she is also one of the newest judges on the X-Factor  with Simon Cowell and is the new face of Jaguar.

Kelly on Essence.jpg234So it’s no surprise that ESSENCE asked her to be the cover model for their September issue which hits stands on August 9. Inside, Kelly talks about her career so far as well as her relationship with Beyoncé and why she had to become stronger.

“For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé,” Rowland says. “That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.”

Kelly also chopped it up recently with lifestyle coach and radio host Kenny Burns for Studio 43’s “Portrait.” In the 2 part 4-minute clip, Rowland continues to talk about her growth personally and professionally as well as her new partnership with Jaguar.

Check it out below:

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