Kelly Rowland is the latest cover-girl for the September 2013 issue of Essence magazine and as usual, she’s lookin’ lovely!
Decked out in a textured all-black outfit, dark lip, and flirty bun, Kelly talks about her decision to make a more personal album in Talk A Good Game, her upcoming projects, and why she has decided to be more upfront, emotionally.
On why she shied away from sharing her feelings before:
…’cause I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care. Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.
On finding an outlet in boxing and working out:
I see the beauty in boxing. It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.
The September issue of Essence hits newsstands on August 9th. In the meantime, check out the behind-the-scenes footage from her shoot.