Singer Kelly Rowland has scored yet another magazine cover and she didn't have to fake a baby bump to do it.

Kelly covers the Fall issue of Runway fashion magazine. The 30-year-old beauty deserves all the accolades and achievements that came her way this year! But things weren't always looking up for Kelly, who grew up in the shadow of former bandmate Beyoncé. Having a narcissistic friend like Beyoncé can be a drain on anyone.

In the interview Kelly explains that she felt inadequate and insecure being in Beyonce's shadow in her childhood:

“There’s so much peer pressure growing up, I had an identity crisis. I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking: ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me…Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    Kelly has told this story over and over and OVER again! We get it, you felt inadequate, you had low self-esteem, Beyonce outshined you, we get it! :smack:

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    :yawn: I've never heard of Runway magazine.

  • KayCeiSoul

    :yahoo: Auntie said the magic word today!!! "Narcissitic". :trophy:

    I've been researching it, and realized that someone from my past fit every description. Lil' gnomey som'bish!

    Happy for Kelly! She's a sweet girl...I saw that when she was on LaLa's show.

  • KayCeiSoul

    *NARCISSISTIC* <--- Typing too fast. :ashamed:

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’
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    That lyin bytch.
    :coffee:

  • KayCeiSoul

    :dead: @ Man!!!

    :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Man

    Stop it! :warning:

    Kelly IS very pretty, but she needs to start owning that chit instead of looking for sympathy votes...and she needs to throw that wig away forever... :coffee:

  • Secret

    She acts like she was so dark that she was darn near midnight. People need to get their self esteem in check. And just because someone has a fair complexion doesnt always makes them automatically pretty

  • bnatural

    FeFe says:

    Kelly has told this story over and over and OVER again! We get it, you felt inadequate, you had low self-esteem, Beyonce outshined you, we get it! :smack:
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    :cosign:

  • PoscheLady

    @Man

    Very funny!

  • MzDimplez1123

    I :cosign: post 7 :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVSiv8-ugu0 Long Time Lurker

    KayCeiSoul says:

    Lil’ gnomey som’bish!
    _______________________________________________________

    :rofl: That sounds like some ol' country shyt my folks say. :thinking: Do I know you?

  • Lady_L

    Sandra were the disses towards Bey really neccessary??? Good Lord...
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    Secret says:

    She acts like she was so dark that she was darn near midnight. People need to get their self esteem in check. And just because someone has a fair complexion doesnt always makes them automatically pretty

  • KayCeiSoul

    Hey LTL!!! :waves:

    Ain't no tellin'. I hail from Mason, Covington, & Memphis TN, and currently reside in MI. Anywhere in betwixt those states, I know some of err'body. :-)

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    @FE FE
    "Stop it!

    Kelly IS very pretty, but she needs to start owning that chit instead of looking for sympathy votes…and she needs to throw that wig away forever…"
    _____________________________________________________________________________

    If someone has to sit you down and convince you that you are "pretty" it's probably because deep down you know that you aren't.

    **follow your gut**
    :coffee:

  • Anna

    Did she and Beyonce' grow up in the same household or not? Wouldn't they have gone to the same school, or is Kelly saying she was the darkest black?

  • CivilEngineer

    Glad Kelly realized how great dark skin is. All she needs is her short hair again...

    Now where was Beyonce mentioned in Kelly's statement?

    *cues "Obsessed"*

    Hey peoples!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Man

    That is not necessarily true, especially for a little girl. Little girls (and even boys) go through awkward stages growing up and if they haven't yet grown into their looks they can get teased, especially when compared to another child who may not go through those awkward stages they can feel inadequate like she said she did. I know when I was a young girl I was always extremely tall and skinny with braces and I did not feel pretty. But it's obvious that Kelly grew into her looks and is a very beautiful woman... :shrugs:

  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    She looks much better with short hair.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Z_k50ltkY&list=FLkTrUhydMKgdoSklonqR9ng&index=4&feature ELove

    @Cocoa
    IT Must be a Tranny Publication because that Cover screams TRANNY :coffee:

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    @FE FE
    "That is not necessarily true, especially for a little girl. Little girls (and even boys) go through awkward stages growing up and if they haven’t yet grown into their looks they can get teased, especially when compared to another child who may not go through those awkward stages they can feel inadequate like she said she did. I know when I was a young girl I was always extremely tall and skinny with braces and I did not feel pretty. But it’s obvious that Kelly grew into her looks and is a very beautiful woman… :shrugs: "
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    :yes: True dat... true dat....
    AND some folk just plain ugly. Kelly is the LATTER of the two. :shrugs:

  • MissHarlem

    FEFE whyyyyyyyyy must you engage with him about looks :wail: you really dont like me do you?

  • Al-Ameera

    Uhhhh I wish she would get over it already...How long do we have to keep hearing this story?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVSiv8-ugu0 Long Time Lurker

    Give it up already! Kelly is hot (minus that hideous wig), but she needs to know AND accept her place like all of the other "shadows" before her:

    Florence Ballard
    Nona Hendryx
    Any of the Vandellas
    Effie :coffee:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Fe....True and let's also not act like ALOT of "us" don't act like being light automatically makes you prettier or better.

    I'm starting to see that maybe Tina was kinda good to/for Kelly and Bey. Po Farrah said she was trying to her with radiation poisoning though. :yes:

  • cheeks8683

    Where are all these random magazines sold at :shrug:

  • MzDimplez1123

    Cheeks! Hey you sessy thang you! :yahoo:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    she purrty :yes:

  • cheeks8683

    hmmmm....is it me or does Kelly look visably "lighter" on the above cover pic :think:

  • KayCeiSoul

    DIMPZ!! :rofl: Please... :rofl: tell the story, because I haven't heard it.

    WHO tried to kill Farrah azz with radiation poisoning??? Please tell it, because I am sitting here howling laughing thinking of Tina's smiling face going after that gal.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @MissH

    I know, it's such a waste of time... :lol:

    @Man

    Your opinion is just that... :yes:

    @Dimpz

    You're right, and I guess that's why I wish Kelly would own her beauty more...she and Beyonce are two totally different types of beauty, so in her instance she shouldn't even compare herself to Bey...

    and yes, I remember Farrah saying she was made to tan so she wouldn't be the lightest one in the group...smh...

  • Creamychic

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    That lyin bytch.

    _______________________________________________________

    @Man I want u to go sit your arse down some damn where, :rofl:

  • cheeks8683

    MzDimplez1123
    Hey lady :wave:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :waves: SR
    @Lakes check your email

    ON TOPIC - Don't like this pic of Bullwinkle :shrugs:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @MAN U ESSTOOPID :rofl:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ KayCei....You know Farrah is naturally pale as hell, curly haired and green eyed right? She claims that Tina was making her tan, ALOT, so that she would be darker than Bey. She says that was why she was sick all the time and had to miss shows. I don't know how true that is or isn't but, the first time I saw her after she left the group, I had to look twice to realize it was her.

  • TruGemini

    Where are these magazines coming from :confused: First the one lil Granmama covered and now this one...NEVER heard of either one of them

    And I can guarantee her exact words were "I don't wanna be black. I wanna be white" Cuz I mean really, what school age person uses the term "fairer"

    Bytch puh-leeze...you wanted to/wanna be white!

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    Al-Ameera says:

    Uhhhh I wish she would get over it already…How long do we have to keep hearing this story?

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    YES!!!!!!!!!

    @E, I think it's the wig. But then I remembered how little her head looked on Lala's show so maybe she should keep the wig on.

  • lashellebelle

    Kelly is giving me BRANDY in this picture at first glance. But she's still a pretty chic.
    I agree, short hair Kelly is the bee's knees!!

  • Spicy_Ma

    @Man

    That lyin bytch.

    ________________________________________________

    If someone has to sit you down and convince you that you are “pretty” it’s probably because deep down you know that you aren’t.

    **follow your gut**

    _______________________________________________

    :hahaha: I pledge my love to you forever!

  • Secret

    How Kelly hair was in Avant's Separated Remix video was very nice. Short hair fits her face really well. Not everyone needs to be in a lacefront, half front, quick weave type of hair. She needs to see this

  • ssweetheart85

    I'm just laughing at the lil digs Auntie decided to throw at Beyonce...where in Kelly's statement did she mention her...smh...clearly there are some deeply seeded issues going on w Ms. Sandra and Beyonce that we know nothing about.

    Far as Kelly goes I can empathize..when I was younger I used to wish my skin was lighter..but it wasn't because it was due to white people..there are many more discriminations going on within our own black community and children can be cruel. But I quickly grew out of that..embraced my looks and said God don't make mistakes...

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com U See Me! I’m That Bish!!!

    She looms pretty here

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com U See Me! I’m That Bish!!!

    Lol my darn iPhone looks