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Kelly Rowland admits the constant comparisons to Beyonce Knowles Carter, were "Torture."

Kelly, who was rumored to be Beyonce's half-sister, said Beyonce continues to rent space in her head.

"Can you imagine what it's like being in a group with Beyonce?" she asked a Voice Australia contestant.

The Destiny's Child singer said she tortured herself because she didn't measure up to DC's leggy blonde lead singer.

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Speaking candidly about her life-long relationship with Bey, the 39-year-old Aquarius said she was intimated by Beyonce, also 39, because she thought of herself as an ugly duckling.

The moment of self-reflection occurred when Voice Australia Contestant Chris Sebastian said he was concerned about being outshined by his brother, Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

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"I know this feeling," said Kelly, pictured far left with Farah Franklin, Beyonce and Michelle Williams. "Can you imagine what it's like being in a group with Beyonce? I would torture myself in my head."

Kelly said the brutal self-comparisons to Beyonce impacted her career and hurt her feelings of self-worth.

"I would be lying if I said no, it's never bothered me. That's bull. There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade, where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder."

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The mom-of-one said she struggled all her life to keep up with Beyonce, who had No. 1 hit singles after she left the group.

She said Beyonce's dominance on the charts caused her to rethink every step she took in her career - right down to her wardrobe.

Kelly said picking out her wardrobe was a chore because she would think: "'I can't wear this dress because they're going to say it's like B.' Or, 'I can't have a song like that because it sounds too much like B.'"

Kelly has never had a No. 1 hit single outside of Destiny's Child.

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Mathew Knowles has backtracked on comments he made alleging two members of the R&B group Jagged Edge sexually harassed singers Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.

Knowles, Destiny's Child's former music manager, claimed two members of Jagged Edge sexually harassed the girls on a tour bus back in the day.

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Mathew, 67, made the shocking claims in an interview with Vlad TV to promote his latest book Destiny's Child: The Untold Story.

He told DJ Vlad that two members of the R&B group made sexual advances towards his daughters, Beyonce and Kelly, when their groups toured together in the early 2000s.

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"I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé ... saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members in Jagged Edge," he said. "I couldn't have that. I literally had to put the guys off the bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

"Now, remember the girls are minors: They're 16-years-old, the guys are 21- and 22-years-old," said Mathew.

But now he is clarifying his comments after Jagged Edge reportedly threatened legal action.

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Mathew's scandalous allegations prompted social media users to guess the two members were the group's sex symbols Richard Wingo, left, and Kyle Norman, right.

The group's twin lead singers Brandon and Brian Casey were in relationships with Destiny's Child members LaTavia Roberson and LaToya Luckett at the time.

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Speaking to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, Mathew changed his tune, explaining: "I feel the need to clarify that I did not say the girls were sexually harassed while on tour with Jagged Edge in the 2000s. I said 'harassed.'"

Mathew said he didn't mean to imply the guys physically assaulted the girls on the bus.

"The term 'sexual harassment' may imply to some to mean physical advances. I would classify the harassment they encountered more as unwelcome and inappropriate remarks to minors from adults who should have known better."

Neither Beyonce, Kelly nor Jagged Edge has responded to the allegations made by Mathew.
 

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Mathew Knowles claims members of R&B group Jagged Edge sexually harassed his daughters Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland when they toured together in the nineties.

Mathew made the shocking allegations in an exclusive interview with DJ Vlad, of Vladtv.com. No charges were ever filed against the two group members.

Mathew, who was Destiny's Child's music manager, said the harassment occurred when Destiny's Child and Jagged Edge toured together in the nineties.

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Mathew, 67, said he acted swiftly when Beyonce and Kelly called him from the tour bus to complain that two of the boys were "constantly" sexually harassing them.

"I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé ... saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members in Jagged Edge," he said. "I couldn't have that. I literally had to put the guys off the bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

"Now, remember the girls are minors: They're 16-years-old, the guys are 21- and 22-years-old," said Mathew, who is promoting his new book, Destiny's Child: The Untold Story.

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Jagged Edge, who were signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Records, are best known for their hit songs including "I Gotta Be", "He Don't Love U", and "Let's Get Married." The group is comprised of twin lead singers Brandon and Brian Casey and sex symbols Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo.

Mathew didn't specify which members of Jagged Edge harassed the Destiny's Child members, who were popular for their harmonious singing and scantily dressed performances.

Mathew said he acted within his fiduciary duty to stop the harassment, as a music manager.

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"I have a fiduciary duty with minors, by the law, there's a certain way I have to manage that."

He said the incident "began all this drama" that resulted in Destiny's Child members LaTavia Roberson and LaToya Luckett acquiring new management and leaving the group in 2000.

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He said he received a certified letter from a lawyer acting as the "interim manager" for LaTavia (pictured left) and LaToya (not pictured).

Mathew responded that LaTavia and LaToya contributed only 5% of the vocals to the group - and, ultimately, they were gone from the group.

LaTavia Roberson

Former Destiny's Child singer Latavia Roberson says her "bad divorce" from the 1990s girl group left her battling depression, alcoholism and drug addiction.

LaTavia along with LeToya Luckett were the original background singers for Beyonce Knowles and her play sister Kelly Rowland.

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Kelly Rowland baby bump

Songbird Kelly Rowland posted this beautiful Instagram photo displaying her growing baby bump. Unlike her barren Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce who hid her alleged surrogacy, Kelly is proud of motherhood. The baby is the first for newlyweds Kelly and her manager Tim Witherspoon.

Thanks to loyal reader @speechless718 for the tip.

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    Newlywed Kelly Rowland may be pregnant with her 1st child. The Destiny's Child member posted this photo on her social media accounts on Tuesday along with the caption "I'll be stuntin like my daddy." Many of Kelly's fans assume the baby is a boy... as if little girls don't wear Jordans.

    Kelly wed her longtime manager Tim Witherspoon in an intimate island ceremony last month. Congrats to the happy couple (if true).

    Thanks to loyal readers @speechless718, @Queen_Candice and @elephantman91 for the tip.

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