Product placement in television shows, movies and music videos is nothing new. Normally, the major sponsors query the targeted artists or movie production companies to place their products. But in this case, singer Kelly Rowland's record label is putting the cart before the horse.

Rowland, who rose to fame as a member of the Grammy-winning group Destiny's Child, is now bigger overseas than she is here in America. Her albums don't sell well here at all. So when it came time to create a budget for Kelly's latest music video, the label came up short on funds.

According to the NY Post's Page Six, a Universal Motown exec was forced to send out emails seeking product placement to pay for Kelly's next video.

"We are currently seeking brands who want to partner with us for the upcoming (Grammy-winning, platinum-selling) Kelly Rowland music video for the first single off of her new album," says the email. "We are primed for an outstanding project. This will be a video that is serviced around the world."

Last year, Kelly fired Beyonce's dad Matthew Knowles as her manager. It is assumed that she could no longer afford to pay his six-figure annual salary.

Source: NY PS

  • flsun99

    Poor Kelly.

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    ummm is that dress supposed to be that big on the side??

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    I wish Kelly the best!

    Sidebar: I recently noticed that Coogi has product placement in a few rap videos. It made me wonder how much they are paying or what type of deal that have going with the director or artist. Usually labels are blurred out in the video (by whom? the tv station?). Hmmmm :coffee:

    Good Morning, SR FAM!!!

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    hey CHB

  • Al-Ameera

    Kelly is such a pretty girl.
    Now people can see why she can never be as big a Bey. They don't promote or put money behind her.

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    BROWNSUGAPOET Says:

    ummm is that dress supposed to be that big on the side??
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    Heeeey BrownSuga!!!
    Kelly's handlers should be fired for letting her look like she is a wearing a toga to a frat party! :nono:

  • Mspeng

    She is a beautiful girl, however, I wish she'd stop now. She has never been successful as a solo artist and I doubt she will ever be. Michelle is doing Broadway since that works for her. Kelly needs to find something that works for her. She really is the little engine that could...

  • nika405

    I think Kelly should just hang it up, when your time has passed it's passed.

  • pyt305

    DAMN!!! They aint have to do her like that...I'm not gonna lie Kelly isnt that good as a solo artist...her songs are usually average at best. Anyhoo good luck to her

  • Kitrina

    this is news? Telephone aint nothing but a 10 minute commercial

  • Candi Apple

    In my best Badu voice

    "She need to do some hoe shit, get a azz implant, and wear a beeper while naked" but remember thats all Badu's Ideas so you need to ask her permission first.

    Kelly can also learn to sing live and give a better stage show.

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    NIKA! My vertically challenged friend, where da hell were you yesterday

  • aqtpie

    I think Kelly has a great voice. Unfortunately in the music biz as well as any biz, nobody is going/wants to spend money their money on an artist/anything that they can't at the least break even on. Good luck Kelly.

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    Kitrina Says:

    this is news? Telephone aint nothing but a 10 minute commercial
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about Telephone! :lolol: But this does seem to be a new trend.

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Nika I just saw you said you were sick in the other post, I'll give you my number when you come back to work monday

  • buddapecan

    If Kelly wants to sing she should focus on the audience who will support her...the folks across the pond. Why give up your passion because Americans don't appreciate you? Sad they don't have the funds for her video tho. Hang in there Kelly!

    BTW...Whatever happened to her acting career? Maybe she should focus on that? :shrug:

  • nika405

    @Brown I was out sick! I have a chest cold/strep throat. We need to exchange #'s. I was worried about you but I figured you were sick but I was about to come looking for you. Ms. Kaylamama asked about you (I know this is super late)!

  • ms.truth

    this chicks bores me...and no, she shouldn't focus on acting. she sucked at that too. :rofl: poor thing, just needs to be average.

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    :offtopic:
    Did anyone hear any good April Fool's Jokes yesterday?
    Ryan Cameron on the radio had a comedian that sounds just like President Obama announce all goverment employees will have to submit to a random drug test at 4:00pm yesterday.
    I heard a lot of people went home early to avoid testing.

  • LilMissRed

    awwwwwww poor Kelly. I wish her luck, BUT singing.. I dont think thats the route for her. BLESS HER HEART

  • LaTechGrad02

    @CHB, I didn't hear any good jokes but we pranked one of my coworkers.

  • mirsmommy

    :sad: Poor Kelly. All she needs to do, is get a book deal, and write a TELL-ALL. Guaranteed, she'll be set for life after that!!!!!!!!! :yes:

    Good morning.

  • ms.truth

    @Corporate...Nina Brown got Frank and Wanda pretty good yesterday morning...I didn't hear the Ryan Cameron one though.

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    LaTechGrad02 Says:

    @CHB, I didn’t hear any good jokes but we pranked one of my coworkers.
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    What was the prank?

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    ms.truth Says:

    @Corporate…Nina Brown got Frank and Wanda pretty good yesterday morning…I didn’t hear the Ryan Cameron one though.
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    Oooooh snap :rofl: that was the best one!!! I missed it in the morning but I watched it last night on CW. That girl that pranked them was the freaking best!!! Then they flipped it and pranked her back! Dayum it was off the chain :rofl:

  • AprilRain

    mirsmommy Says:

    Poor Kelly. All she needs to do, is get a book deal, and write a TELL-ALL. Guaranteed, she’ll be set for life after that!!!!!!!!!
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    :cosign: but...... wouldn't you think (they) prolly already made her and Michelle sign something to keep their mouths clooossseeedd???? Anywhoo,. I wish her well..

  • Candi Apple

    She has no personal style. She was bey's back up singer for so long her talents were never developed. Who is she as an artist. What is her best and what is her worse.

    I hope with all this time she finally has developed as a solo artist. We will see... or as I said (or Badu) do some hoe shyt.

  • flsun99

    @mirsmommy I :cosign: but she is too loyal; she would never do that.
    Kelly is pretty and has "some" talent but she just doesn't have that superstar quality. She doesn't perform well live either. I wish her the best but she may have to re-invent herself.

  • mirsmommy

    AprilRain Says:

    mirsmommy Says:

    Poor Kelly. All she needs to do, is get a book deal, and write a TELL-ALL. Guaranteed, she’ll be set for life after that!!!!!!!!!
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    but…… wouldn’t you think (they) prolly already made her and Michelle sign something to keep their mouths clooossseeedd???? Anywhoo,. I wish her well..
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    :yes: And I think that's why she hasn't done one.

    But, I really wonder why Matty would do his own daughter like that. Poor chile had to move overseas to be loved. :lol:

  • LaTechGrad02

    @CHB, We have a serious rodent problem at the lab that I work for, it's disgusting. One of my coworkers swore up and down that we only had mice in our building until we found a rat on Monday. So I made her think that a rat had climbed on her desk, moved the traps, and knocked over her trash can. She came in stomping and cursing then she told us she was going home.

  • Beautifuleve17

    Good morning all....I like Kelly I always thought she had the best voice

  • AprilRain

    Her dress is ill fitting,,,I have to agree. Her and Michelle should start a group and add one other woman, and call it "Destiny's Woman" :shrugs:

  • ms.truth

    @corporate...Wanda was about to get REAL ghetto... :rofl: she kept saying, uhh...hghh LOL

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    @LaTechGrad02 :rofl: Sorry about the rodents at work, eeek!!

    I used to be a landlord, the tenants told me it had mice. I didn't believe them, so I spent the night in one of the apartments and the mice really did move the traps . They are played with a toy car that was underneath the stove, also. Little bast-ards kept me up all night!

  • Jewelry

    Well if the ignorant bish would have dropped Dirty Mattress Knowles as her manager when her fans were screaming for her to do so, then she may still have some relevance. I'm sorry...but I cannot see myself ever supporting someone so gullible, stupid, and arrogant at the same time. I mean, how long did it take her dumb arse to figure out that she was not a member of Destiny's Child but a backup singer and dancer? :shrugs:

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    ms.truth Says:

    @corporate…Wanda was about to get REAL ghetto… she kept saying, uhh…hghh LOL
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    :shotsfired: Wanda was ready to go HAM!!! I thought she was going to whip her azz right out of the studio.

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    @ CHB......nicole richie hacked Kim K's twitter......she was pretending to be kim...talking about she aint been herself bcuz she had diarrhea and she said joel madden was sooooo fine and nicole richie reminds her of her jeep... and her house smelled like dookie :rofl:

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    @Cinnamon Kisses :rofl: I read about that chit (no pun intened)...sounds like something my friends would do to me.
    BTW- I sent your email to one of my girls...she wanted me to tell you, thanks!!! :wink:

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    @ CHB...that was hee-larry-ous
    I was :rofl:
    No prob bout the email :wink:

  • sexieblacc

    Bloggers kill me flipping stories. The label just did a major deal with another company which pushed millions of dollars into they're back pocket. They sent the email out because the treatment for Kelly's video is being created and they would rather not pay for it although they will if they have to. Kelly has sold over 55 million records as apart of DC and over 3 million solo. Plus she toured for the past two years in the UK and overseas. But you claim she's broke? She couldn't afford mat? Or didn't want to pay him for NOT doing a job he was supposed to be doing. Anyways. I hope they get it together over there at UMT They got Young Money, Cash money and lil wayne, that label isn't broke. lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    Isn't Kelly still dating Richard Branson? I thought he took her of the black celebrity European escort circuit... :shrugs:

  • ReadTheBlog

    Luda could prolly lend her a whole bunch of bottles of conjure :rofl:

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    KaraZ Says:

    Isn’t Kelly still dating Richard Branson? I thought he took her of the black celebrity European escort circuit…
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    Dayum that was cold! :notworthy:

  • pointhimout

    yall are so cold. black celebrity european escort circuit? WOW.

    managers get paid from finding you work. i could be wrong, but i'd hope no business person with the hint of a brain would agree to pay a flat fee to a manager whether they're getting your work or not. where they do that at?

  • pointhimout

    oh right, the topic. these artists prove to be more and more lame. invest in urself. you pay for the music video. now that the record company aint frontin the 500-1million for the video, guess we can all say you really didn't have to spend that much on videos in the first place, huh? other than mj and janet, how many others spent that much and saw a huge return on the investment?

    anyways, she can take about ten g's and get a great video.