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Kelly Rowland Dropped From Label!

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Word has it that Kelly Rowland just got dropped from her label Columbia Records. This comes right on the heels of Kelly firing Papa Knowles as her manager. Like we didn't see this one coming. Sources at Columbia supposedly revealed that the reason for dropping Kellz is because she is "no longer commercially viable". Damn. That's rough. Columbia is the label her "sisters" are on as well. And Papa Knowles still says he'll continue managing Destiny's Child as a group. Looks like Kelly's about to be twiddling her thumbs awaiting a reunion so she can cop a check. Rough times. Meanwhile, Beyonce is still traveling the world bringing Sasha Fierceness to the lives of her followers:

Check out her "Halo" performance at a recent concert.
Photog: Marsland

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Solange is not signed to

Solange is not signed to Columbia Records. She is signed to Matthew’s label so people should hush about Solo selling less. We know Matthew isn’t going to drop his own daughter. Michelle may be next to get dropped by Columbia. I thought Solange was signed to Geffin Records?
REALLY?!'s picture

Matthew Knowles really needs

Matthew Knowles really needs to run for public office because the black community really thinks he is this POWERFUL that can do whatever he wants!
Tiny's picture

@ Devonne, I could be

@ Devonne, I could be reaching but I have always thought that Matthew was Kelly's father and they were just keeping it a secret only because I just don't see what mother would leave their child with some random family just because she wanted to be in a singing group. The story is Kelly and Beyonce met in school but still if that's true, they didn't know eachother well enough for Kelly to be living with the Knowles' Either way I hope Kelly bounces back from all of this.
Gia's picture

Sooo funny pairing a Kelly

Sooo funny pairing a Kelly post with Beyonce. I am sorry to hear about Kelly IF THIS IS TRUE. I’m sure she will bounce back she is a very talented individual. She really stood out in D.C and I loved her in the group. She is in control of her Destiny and only the sky is the limit. When you want to do something, and have the tenacity NOONE can hold you back. Columbia shut out DC in the beginning and ended up giving them a deal. I hope she comes out on top. Much love. Beyonce I’m sure had a great performance, from the reviews, going to the concert so not up to much on the videos. But from what I’ve heard she did great. But there is no suprise when she gets so much shade, look at how the blogs and the media try to pit Kelly and Beyonce against each other. It’s so sad. These two stories very well could have been seperate. Or at least this Halo video could have been put in the ten other threads about Beyonce’s concert, why this is paired together is beyond me?? Oh I get it to pit two friends against one another and make one look like the enemy. Anything to get more blog hits in a bad recession. Smh. I agree Tasha always trying to do that
REALLY?!'s picture

Please, Kelly has just as

Please, Kelly has just as much talent as Beyonce does. People stay doubting Kelly but I bet she'll come back stronger than ever and all of you wack ass people saying that this is her fault and that she'll never be on Beyonce's level will be feeling stupid. I'm glad she's a big artist overseas though because their dollar has always been worth more than the american dollar anyway.
mzcapricorn's picture

I don't know where the

I don't know where the "shady" Matthew Knowles comments are coming from, but Matthew Knowles has been VERY good to Kelly. She has been living with the Knowles since childhood. I have no idea where her biological parents are. They've always said that Kelly's mother was struggling and they took her in. She's been clothed, fed, invested in, taught, reared and made into a very successful, wealthy and famous woman BECAUSE of Matthew Knowles. Her record label may not dropped her earlier BECAUSE of Matthew Knowles.
Devonne's picture

well well well ms kelly, who

well well well ms kelly, who you gone blame now for your lack of talent, keeping mathew as your manager was your golden ticket DUMMY! THE ONLY REASON THEY KEPT YOU THAT LONG WAS BECAUSE HE WAS YOUR MANAGER! when will we stop blaming others for our failures....remember LLcool j blamed jay z for his failed album and then his new album was released and it was still weak. kelly stay in europe because you don't have any talent sorry.
mrs parker's picture

NO MATTER what everyone will

NO MATTER what everyone will blame Beyonce for Kelly’s fall! Okay Bey is not this b!tches manager, she dropped Papa Knowles and it was all good, so now that columbia is dropping her ass STILL its Bey’s fault??? 1.DEAD ONCE :-D I will be at that tour. BTW MY IQ is very high and I love Beyonce 2.DEAD TWICE :-D :-D
Mamma mia's picture

My bad…grammar

My bad…grammar correction--->can we retire people asking to retire the word hater???
hot sauce's picture

HOLLA BACK Tiny and Maria

HOLLA BACK Tiny and Maria Winters! Only REAL WOMEN would understand your POV.
Confusion's picture

Solange is not signed to

Solange is not signed to Columbia Records. She is signed to Matthew’s label so people should hush about Solo selling less. We know Matthew isn’t going to drop his own daughter. Michelle may be next to get dropped by Columbia. I love me some Kelly and I know she will bounce back from this. Like someone said earlier, this is just a blessing in disguise and there are other managers and labels that will know how to MARKET someone like Kelly. Kelly has talent. She can sing, she can dance, and she is such a beauty. And can we retire people asking want retire the word hater?? Come on, yall asking about it is just as played out as the word. The word is going nowhere…get over it.
hot sauce's picture

It's one thing to disagree or

It's one thing to disagree or not care for a person's music but when you stoop so low as to bash a person's character and talk about how sick of them you are and blah blah blah, that is nothing but envy and jealousy rearing it's UGLY head...IF you truly don't care for someone or something, you would not waste your precious time commenting on it.
Confusion's picture

That Kelly shit is old

That Kelly shit is old news..ugh Beyonce's performance was great..yes..shes got talent..who cares about the outfit..as long as she sounds great..she can wear a damn trash bag..its a freaking costume..why do ppl want her to have kids and shit..shes not ready..jay aint going nowhere and they aint having kids until shes ready..and she can hire someone o cook 4 her man
Maria Winters's picture

Wish Kelly the best! Kelly

Wish Kelly the best! Kelly has money, so she's ballin'! She has Euros and benjamins! She's straight! She'll get a deal soon. I see her going with RCA and Simon Cowell in the UK! It's just a matter of time! Beyonce killed that performance of Halo! Sistah gurl got pipes! Loved it!
Tiny's picture

damn kelly...but she will get

damn kelly...but she will get signed elsewhere i'm sure. who wants to be with a label who thinks you ain't shit any damn ways?? she betta holla at clive. can we PLEASE RETIRE THE WORD "HATER"??? how played and overused is it?! it seems to be the only word ignant people know. AGAIN, having an opinion different than someone else is NOT HATING, jeezus. i can't comment on the video because it's to the point where i block that person out, i'm soo damn sick of her. this comes from a former fan...
sea_sea's picture

beyonce is the ish i can't

beyonce is the ish i can't wait to see er perform!
alana's picture

KELLY FIRED MATT AND COLUMBIA

KELLY FIRED MATT AND COLUMBIA FIRED HER ASS! AH WELL...Beyonce has nothing to do with that. and I will be at that tour. BTW MY IQ is very high and I love Beyonce!!!!!!!! HATERS FALL BACK :)
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND QUICK...DONT IT?!! DAMN's picture

NO MATTER what everyone will

NO MATTER what everyone will blame Beyonce for Kelly's fall! Okay Bey is not this b!tches manager, she dropped Papa Knowles and it was all good, so now that columbia is dropping her ass STILL its Bey's fault??? GTFOH! I blame Kelly for her lack of performing skills and lack of strong stage presents! Thats up to Kelly to step her game up. Beyonce will NEVER EVER retire :) she is almost 30 and she is STILL FIERCE and better then ever! GO BEYONCE KEEP THE UGLY ASS HATERS TALKIN. You doing it alllll right!
VIRGO's picture

The record company put that

The record company put that message out there in an attempt to black ball Kelly. They may have been given a choice between Beyonce or Kelly. Matt uses Beyonce as leverage to get what he wants done. He doesn't have any power on his own. Beyonce is the sword he uses to fight with. Right now, its working because she is popular among low IQ people. When their brain catches up, they will realize that she is smoke and mirrors.
Keepin it Positive in '09's picture

Sounds like politics to me! I

Sounds like politics to me! I mean, there is someone out there that thinks Solange is viable, and yet Kelly gets her marching papers?! Thats alright Kells! Keep your head up. Someone will think you are viable and you just may have a career when Bey-overexposed-ce is run down and run out. Write that book and drop out of Destinys Yodeling Child as well.
Keepin it Positive in '09's picture

I doubt she's struggling in

I doubt she's struggling in the finance department, though. Her career may not be on the up and up, but she is not broke.
SHY's picture

I feel sorry for Kelly she

I feel sorry for Kelly she keeps trying to make it happen, perhaps she is in the wrong business. I'm sure she has money so why doesn't she do something else? Why does everyone want to be a singer? Kelly you would be far more inspirational to young women if you went into business or some other vocation and succeeded at it.
poor kelly's picture

^^on^^ the radio

^^on^^ the radio
p1tey1's picture

I heard about Kelly in the

I heard about Kelly in the radio this morning. She's huge in Europe. She should skip across the pond and reignite her career over there where people APPRECIATE her.
p1tey1's picture

I find it funny and down

I find it funny and down right wrong that they'd drop Kelly before Michelle b/c Kelly is more successful as a solo artist. This is probably as a result of her firing Matthew ,but oh wells. Maybe an UK division of a record label will pick her up b/c she is God over there...plus she needs to go somewhere where she is appreciated
Hotstuff's picture

I think that Kelly is

I think that Kelly is talented, however she isn't the entertainer Beyonce is. I do feel that she should've gotten new management and distanced herself from Papa Knowles, because he is always going to have Beyonce's best interest on his mind first...I hope she is able to get back on her feet.
Asha's picture

Damn Kelly recession is

Damn Kelly recession is hitting hard.
Dicole's picture

Kelly is NO threat to

Kelly is NO threat to Beyonce, what good would it do her to campaign to have Kelly dropped off the label? Stong women who are confident in what they do, don't need to worry about making things bad for others...
Confusion's picture

[quote]Just Me 808 No she

[quote]Just Me 808 No she doesn’t need Benny, that man is loosing his touch he lost TWO of his biggest clients in the space of a year…Mariah& Usher, if anything Benny needs to take a seat.[/quote] I thought Mariah rehired him, and Usher went back to having his mother as his manager (he should have never fired her in the first place).
nba961 "Could I get two strong boys to help me?"'s picture

I can't help but think about

I can't help but think about all the sh!t Kelly was talking when L&L were put out of the group. Now what? Words do have a way of coming back and haunting one.
Shawty's picture

and, how is Michelle more

and, how is Michelle more comercially viable than Kelly?…somethings not right. Is anything ever right when it comes the Matthew??
Throws Sunshine In Air's picture

kelly has a fabulous voice,

kelly has a fabulous voice, and if she'd stop cheering for bey and michelle and solo, she might find herself winning some solo grammys... beyonce needs to put some clothes on. i'm sick in the core with her and that creole couture: WITF is going on with the leotard with the ruffles and bows??? ugh, damn, stop, no, back.
PGRIP's picture

agrees with nba961 I think

agrees with nba961 I think Kelly just needs to find the right manager. She's talented in singing and acting. Maybe she should go for the acting and come back to singing. Get herself back out there but in a different way.
echo's picture

...and, how is Michelle more

...and, how is Michelle more comercially viable than Kelly?...somethings not right.
kay p...SuperDime's picture

I won't put one cent into

I won't put one cent into those Knowles coffers they are shady. I am 10000% sure this was done on the urging of Matthew (and Bey), including the tone of the press release...its retaliation plain and simple...and psychological warfare. Kelly will be fine...Virgin Records anyone!
Okie Dokie's picture

Kelly don't you know you

Kelly don't you know you can't fire Papa Knowles and keep your career?
kay p...SuperDime's picture

I BLAME KELLY FOR HER

I BLAME KELLY FOR HER PREDICAMENT. WHEN SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE OUT PROMOTING HER OWN CD's, SHE WAS TOO BUSY TALKING ABOUT HOW AMAZING, TALENTED, BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL BEYONCE IS, INSTEAD OF PROMOTING HER OWN SHIT. SHE OUT PROMOTING BEYONCE. REALITY CHECK KELLY............BEYONCE'S MANAGEMENT TEAM IS DOING A DAMN GOOD JOB PROMOTING HER. BLOOD IS ALWAYS THICKER THAN WATER.............ALWAYS.
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@ nba961 "Could I get two

@ nba961 "Could I get two strong boys to help me?" No she doesn't need Benny, that man is loosing his touch he lost TWO of his biggest clients in the space of a year...Mariah& Usher, if anything Benny needs to take a seat.
Just Me 808's picture

Beyonce? Talent? Where?

Beyonce? Talent? Where?
Matthew Milam's picture

What Kells need to do is hire

What Kells need to do is hire Benny Medina as her manager, try to get a record deal with Jive records and make another album. If her album flops after that…make movies. She a better actress than Bey anyway ::::::: Another good option as well. But I heard she had already dropped Matthew and has new management. I don't know who that person is.
Throws Sunshine In Air's picture

Sooo funny pairing a Kelly

Sooo funny pairing a Kelly post with Beyonce. I am sorry to hear about Kelly IF THIS IS TRUE. I'm sure she will bounce back she is a very talented individual. She really stood out in D.C and I loved her in the group. She is in control of her Destiny and only the sky is the limit. When you want to do something, and have the tenacity NOONE can hold you back. Columbia shut out DC in the beginning and ended up giving them a deal. I hope she comes out on top. Much love. Beyonce I'm sure had a great performance, from the reviews, going to the concert so not up to much on the videos. But from what I've heard she did great. But there is no suprise when she gets so much shade, look at how the blogs and the media try to pit Kelly and Beyonce against each other. It's so sad. These two stories very well could have been seperate. Or at least this Halo video could have been put in the ten other threads about Beyonce's concert, why this is paired together is beyond me?? Oh I get it to pit two friends against one another and make one look like the enemy. Anything to get more blog hits in a bad recession. Smh.
MissGolden's picture

What Kells need to do is hire

What Kells need to do is hire Benny Medina as her manager, try to get a record deal with Jive records and make another album. If her album flops after that...make movies. She a better actress than Bey anyway.
nba961 "Could I get two strong boys to help me?"'s picture

YEAH, LOVE YA BEY BUT IT'S

YEAH, LOVE YA BEY BUT IT'S TIME THAT YOU TAKE A SEAT CUZ THIS SHIT SUCKS!!! YOU'RE APPROACHING 30, HAVE SOME KIDS ALREADY AND LEARN HOW TO COOK FOR YOUR MAN. I HOPE THIS IS YOUR LAST CD CUZ IT'LL JUST GET WORSE. DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE WAS A CLASSIC AND WILL NEVER BE TOUCHED, SASAH FIERCE, NOT SO MUCH. AND PEOPLE REMEMBER THIS IS MY OPINION, DON'T GET OFFENDED. P.S. GO GET THAT KERI HILSON CD!!!!!!!!!!!
STAR*'s picture

Maybe the way the label put

Maybe the way the label put it out there was a little harsh, but at the end of the day it's a money making business and if she honestly is not making them any money why are they wrong for dropping her? If that is INDEED what happened?
Confusion's picture

I agree, tho-the record

I agree, tho-the record company could've given a more 'pat' explanation for her being dropped-the economy, contract differences, releasing her to pursue other options...something. Here is another J.Hud/American Idol situation-I hope she can bounce back and prove them wrong like Jennifer did!
Imnotthatstoopid's picture

I feel bad for Kelly...she

I feel bad for Kelly...she should get new management, get a new deal (which shouldn't be hard b/c she's EXTREMELY talented) and concentrate more on building her career overseas, that seems to work for her. The funny thing is after seeing this clip and reading reviews of the concert, The hater will still disregard it and continue to spew hate...anyone that sees this woman perform cannot honestly deny her talent...you don't have to like her music, everything is not for everyone, just don't listen to it, it's as simple as that...
Funny funny's picture

♥GhettoGossipGirl♥ On Mar 30,

♥GhettoGossipGirl♥ On Mar 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Reply | That’s rude as fuck to tell her she’s “no longer commercially viable” For real. They may as well have just said you can't sell shit so we dropping yo' ass
t.lynn's picture

Bottom line Beyonce is a

Bottom line Beyonce is a great entertainer and perfomer, she works the stage and sounds wonderful while doing it...there aren't many performers in TODAY'S day and age that can do what that woman does. Her talent is undeniable and it baffles me when people try and tear her down. Envy is a dangerous thing.
Maybe...just maybe's picture

I keep saying Matthew Knowles

I keep saying Matthew Knowles is the new Diddy! Truth be told, I think Kelly has a great voice but she need to sing R&B and quit with that pop shit. Why is Bey singing in a bathing suit? Maybe she had a beach scene or something...who the hell knows.
t.lynn's picture

Kelly is SOOO pretty-and

Kelly is SOOO pretty-and talented (singing AS WELL AS acting) she'll land on her feet. I'm working my a$$ off, and she probably had more $$ out of work than I will for the rest of my life...Ms. Kelly gon b aight!
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