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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Kelly Rowland Simply Deep-Sixed From Columbia

Looks like as far as Kelly Rowland's solo career goes, now she really is an Independent Woman! (Yuk yuk yuk!)

In a press release issued today, it was stated that the Destiny's Child ass-shaker has parted ways with Columbia Records:
"Because Columbia Records has been my home base as an artist for more than a decade, the decision to move out on my own required a lot of soul-searching," said Kelly Rowland. "As a solo artist, I felt the need to explore new directions, new challenges, and new freedoms outside my comfort zone and my friends and family at Columbia have been incredibly understanding about my evolution. I want to thank everyone at Columbia for the love and support they've shown and I will never forget how many good times we've had over the years."
So was it the label's lack of promotion that killed her two solo albums, Simply Deep and Ms. Kelly—both of which only sold a combined total of 800,000 copies in the U.S.? Or was it her ex-manager Matthew Knowles, secretly sabotaging her career behind the scenes in order to keep the main spotlight shining on Beyonce's platinum boobs?

Ah, well...at least Ms. K will always have this crowning achievement to tell the grandkiddies about:

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  • At 12:34 AM, Anonymous shanaynay lachild said…

    "miss kelly....so DROPPED"

    nice press release girl. u penn that after you woke up from that tree trunk?

    seriously tho, i likes kelly. she da only real lookin, black-skinned girl from D.C. them oda biches mite as well b wite.

    keep it real girl. u can always join my posse 4 sum cheddda. r pimps way betta n daddy knowles.

  • At 12:44 AM, Blogger Michael said…

    I like Kelly as a dance diva rather than another R&B singer. The Freemasons remix of Work was amazing, and the David Guetta track sounds promising.

  • At 6:45 AM, Blogger Eric Lau said…

    yes, Freemasons can definitely save her career.

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    "Simply deep-sixed" should be in the running for "headline of the year."

  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger John said…

    I wonder if Columbia didn't try to hold on to her internationally, and she went with an "all or nothing" mentality. Seems like she's still marketable in Europe at the moment, even if the U.S. pretty much ignored the last record.

  • At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Fuckloads Of Diamonds said…

    I second MoogaBoo's comment--"Simply Deep-Sixed" is pure brilliance...I may have to steal that as a commenter name.

    She did get a rawl deal though, and I bet the House Of Dereon had an overaccessorized claw in it.

    I always thought "Train On A Track" was a hidden gem, and, of course, there was no moment in pop culture as brilliant as when I asked her in an interview, "So, are you still 'Simply Deep'?"

    "Today is the great"--BANG!!!!

  • At 1:05 PM, Anonymous oPaul said…

    And yet the worthless Solange Knowles still hasn't ben dropped? Bwahahaha...

    This is good for Kelly because this is the same shiz that happened to batshit Mariah before her huge comeback.

    Revenge is sweet.

  • At 6:09 PM, Anonymous John in PA said…

    Kelly is to Destiny's Child, what Mary Wilson was to The Supremes. Some people are STILL waiting for Mary's comeback, so good luck with that Kelly!

  • At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Sandcastle Disco said…

    Dear Ms. Kelly Supporterz:

    Sorry to fuck you with the enormous, uncut cock of truth, but the only hits La Rowland will be notching will be the ones inflicted by Beyonce's cat-o'-nine-tails when the latte is one degree too cold.

    I wish it weren't so, but that's the truth, kiddies. But wasn't "Stole" the jam for a hot minute, though, bitchez!

  • At 11:12 PM, Anonymous oPaul said…

    Oh the dramz in Bey's world!


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