Kelly Rowland bleaching

Doubts that Kelly Rowland is bleaching her skin were dispelled in a video that proves Kelly’s skin is clearly 10 shades lighter.

Fans of the Destiny's Child singer were disappointed after viewing a video Kelly posted on Instagram Live on Wednesday. Kelly responded to skin bleaching rumors by denying she was bleaching.

The chocolaty singer appears very light in the video clip. At one point she even blamed her bright skin tone on a ray of sunlight shining through the window of an Uber car she is riding in.

"I never answer questions like this because I think it's so stupid," she said in the video clip. "I am not the one to bleach my skin, and nor do I want to bleach my skin, nor do I have to bleach my skin," she laughed.

She added: "Have you ever thought that it could be the lighting, like this light -- like this streak bleaching like crazy right here," she said pointing at a ray of sunlight that washed out part of her face.

She concluded: "Im still chocolate, forever chocolate and proud to be chocolate. Shout out to my chocolate girls!”

But her fans were not convinced. Many of Kelly’s followers noticed she was as light as her rumored half-sister Beyonce Knowles. Many say Kelly envies Beyonce and wants to be the salon singer.

It's unfortunate that Kelly lies to her fans by denying what they can see with their own eyes!

Do better, Kelly!

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  • Applebootay

    “I never answer questions like this because I think it’s so stupid,”

    It is girl..people are stupid AF....NEXT!

  • Scorpiess


  • DroneRivers

    She still looks brown to me. People acting like she's Sammy Sosaing herself. Had me almost afraid to view the video. smh

  • what?why

    That hairline is gone - who cares about bleaching skin? Whites tan all day, everyday and no one cares.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    She had an issue when she was younger & Mama Tina, talked her through it. I refuse to believe she want to leave Team Chocolate.

  • MJF

    Lol well I can say when I moved to NY from Barbados, I got 10 shades lighter because of the cold so...... I don't know, to each is own. Maybe she does chemical peels or something who knows

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920


  • SumthinSweeter

    Don't believe it. Surprising fact to the uninformed or colorist ignorant... dark skin ppl can tan from the sun and not purposely. Happens to me every time I spend a whole day outside at the park/picnic, at a bbq/backyard family or friend party or especially at the pool or beach.

  • dru and neil

    The only thing I see is a stupid Instagram filter. She’s not bleaching..

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone


  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I wouldna even addressed this stupid shyt! #nextpost

  • Trace da Ace dont have to explain yourself to nobody......your skin is your skin....and its your business to do what you are a beautiful chocolate sista who reps for all of us chocolate keep doing you and tell them haters to kiss your azz.....keep it pushing....

  • Renee26

    ? She's using a phone that more than likely is making her video come through bright like that... So happy she loves her skin tone enough to comment on the silliness to let everyone know she's chocolate and PROUD

    Almost as light as her rumored half sister... I died!

  • Yoni7

    Ok. Nobody cares, really.

  • Renee26

    I love my summer tans... I get reddish brown. Yum

  • Yvonne79

    Who cares!!! On another note, her skin is gorgeous!! She looks great without makeup.

  • Yoni7

    I was looking at my tan this morning. I pray it stays through the winter. I think I'm headed to the beach in December, so I'll probably add another shade then. LOL

  • Renee26

    That troubled me too... A bang was needed or more hair pulled to the front... something lol... I have a big forehead too. If I do a slick back ponytail I look bald from the front ?


    Kelly why? Let people believe what they please ?????

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  • leapyearpisces

    Since this is an open post, this had been bugging me since I saw Forrest Gump for the gazillionth time last week, but if finally figured it out. Does Sally Field and Halle Berry favor to anyone else? Kelly bleaches is not a factor because its clear she is not.

  • tia

    Kelly is not bleaching. That's different lighting. I have tons of pics where my complexion is darker one minute and light the next. Lighting in the camera, seasonal changes, etc. Kelly you owe no explanations!

  • tia

    Wow, there is a slight resemblance between Sally and Halle.
    Back in the day, Sally was a pretty lady. She still is today. Halle's still a beauty too.

  • Coy little wink
  • SweetTEE

    I don't know if she is bleaching or not. But I can say as a proud brown skin woman- I don't even post pics of myself where I look hella light. I better look like my gorgeous brown self or that picture is a no go. I don't have time for all that lighting and filter ish.

  • Applebootay

    Auntie? @sandrarose, can we get that clip/post on Florida's Andrew Gillum dragging Ron DeSantis....telling him...even RACIST think you're brain needs to process something a little more intelligent today.

  • oshh16

    I get bronzy/sunkissed.....mine is gone.

  • Applebootay

    Halle is half Whyte so....yeah....she looks like all white

  • Passion

    Um where does her hairline start?

  • Applebum

    That is a filter that she’s using in the video. That filter is a very popular filter and it smooths the skin and makes your skin looks flawless and glowing. And it makes your features look proportional.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Giiiirlll,did yew see how Mr. Gillum went it? He said even The Racist think you're Racist. Let DeSantis monkey up dat!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    My question is,if she is bleaching,then what?

  • leapyearpisces

    LOL. Ion know because halle's mammy looks like Dame July Dench.

  • blue skies


  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    she does never noticed that .....

  • Greatgrape37

    Then she played herself...

  • Yoni7

    GIRL! Like Ok and....move on!

  • cherrypie

    Gurl, that man gave me LIFE and i dont even live in FL. He's so sexy to me and has a beautiful chocalote wife but beyond all that the debate was on point. He had that otha man looking STUPID. He was extrememly well prepared for both debates. #andrewgillumforpresident

  • kenzieangel07

    So you can go to her IG page right now and see recent Photos of her beautiful chocolate skin, but somehow instead you would rather post blatant TRASH. However coming from a blogger with deep rooted self hate issues shouldn't surprise me or anyone else anymore. This blog used to be so well balanced, but obviously has grown larger due to the constant hate based posts especially against anything light, gay or woman. Guess at some point you gotta sell your soul to stay relevant ??

  • cherrypie

    It starts behind her ears lol

  • ohdearme

    Huh, does the same apply to people that use tanning salons? Do they "self hate" because they want to speed up their summer look? I have an employee that tans every March before they vacation on the beach, I never thought she hated herself for doing so.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Says her and her nose job ?

  • Shawty

    Why you say that? It's her skin and she can do whatever she deems acceptable to her. Why must we criticize that? She is a beautiful young lady either way.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Well thats what happens when two girls have the same father and been around each other for most of their lives...

  • Applebootay

    He was shooketh....his face expression...priceless

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She's not bleaching...years ago Matthew used to make Kelly and whoever else wasn't Bey go tanning and it was mandatory...Kelly's skin has not changed if anything she has a better dermatologist...I understand her plight...when your that milk chocolate hershey kissed complexion in the summer then turn rusty uneven brown in the winter smh...

  • Coy little wink

    Post a pic with Halle's old nose...

  • Coy little wink

    Is this what you giving us to get to 5:30? please better

  • starryeyed

    I don't think she's bleaching, that's just a filter. I looked at her recent tagged pics on ig (where she is actually at an event, not a selfie) and she's still got that beautiful dark skin.

  • starryeyed

    Beyonce used to tan too. Look at those old pics when she is damn near gold. Now she looks super light too without a tan because of all the years we saw her bronzed.

  • Soda

    Where time zone are you in?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    True... she did used to tan but it wasn't mandatory I remember in that Austin Powers Movie she was damn near gold...

  • leapyearpisces
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  • leapyearpisces

    I think it's the eyes

  • leapyearpisces

    I think it's the eyes

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don't see how.....but ok!

  • Solstice

    “Kelly envies Beyonce and wants to be the salon singer.”
    Sandra Mae Opal Rose!?!?!!
    STRAIGHT HOWLING!! ?? I AM SO DONE! Call me home Lordt ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    He sexy AF....di didn't realize that until the other night. Umma just have to let his wife njoy his sexiness

  • Solstice
  • Toni Toni Toni

    Ummm, She is using a FILTER. Lawd... Come on now. Look at the eyes. They have that FIlter eye thingy..

    She is beautiful.

  • mona q

    Exactly! I used to go tanning because I wanted to be darker but that stopped once I met my husband and he got wind of what I was doing! I didn’t hate myself, I just didn’t want to be pale! My legs were lighter than my white coworker. ?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Its just the lighting. Kelly you are beautiful. Nobody cares about Internet trolls!

  • ohdearme

    Just pointing out the stupidity of that statement. "Self hate" is way overused and ignorant.

  • cherrypie

    Me either until I watched the 1st debeate and was damnnn he fine. Lol. Had me mesmerized the entire time. Love the fact that he has a choc. beautiful wife. Seems like a good guy.

  • mona q

    ? this made me spit my lemonade out!

  • Renee26

    Mines already gone too

  • Quagsire!

    Liar liar pants on fire. Kelley is bleaching her azz off. SMH

  • Junkanoo

    Very beautiful woman is all I got. I hope she isn't bleaching if she's not then Saundra you're just stirring the pot as usual.

  • Music

    Sandra, stop spreading lies.

  • Shira Harding-James

    there is a such thing as having brighter skin versus lighter skin. Most times when you are taking care of your skin, your skin becomes “brighter”. I can attest to that because the regimen I am using now involves vitamin C which has made my skin brighter.

  • Lainy Damone

    i think its lighting, in person is i a beautiful caramel.NEXT!!

  • Shira Harding-James


  • millz

    The older she gets the more they look alike... or maybe it’s just the light

  • Lady_Elle

    She looks gorgeous!
    Much ado about NOTHING!

  • starbright9449

    Her camera has a filter and its lighting. I wish I had money and connections to get hooked up to the good filter apps that actually work and look natural. Those cameras on those iPhones are beasts too.

  • Judge Mental Will

    They see these pics and know its going to cause controversy. Yet they approve them instead of saying this is not my skin tone. Just like plus size people get upset and put magazines on blast for photoshopping them to be smaller. At least they said something. Kelly know lightening her pics with get her mainstream attention to sale her products.

  • william43

    lol. Stop it

  • Lovers & Friends

    You are right. I had bad acne scaring and hyper-pigmentation all my life. I started doing a new skin regimen and my complexion lighten. As soon as my sister saw it she accused me of bleaching. Sadly I stop the treatments after that.

  • Ang

    Oh the shade

  • Lovers & Friends

    I guess nobody else see’s the shadows on her neck from the lightening.

  • Ang

    You know some people are allergic to logic.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l! They want to find something bad so bad.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Why did U stop?

  • Malcom Flex

    Sandra is right as usually she's BEEN bleaching longer than a minute. Stand down, stans.

  • dontgetblocked

    It's called brightening cream. Basically bleaching....with a high dollar price tag. Ask Charlamagne Da Girl. He uses it.

  • dontgetblocked

    Brighter...lighter. It's the same thing. Just has a prettier name and usually a higher price tag. If you stop using it...your skin gets dark again.

  • dontgetblocked

    The treatments were lightening your skin. Drink water. Eat fruit and use natural oils on your skin. Your complexion will clear up.

  • MrsHBC

    In the summer I’m darker, winter comes around and I become lighter.

  • Jussjess25

    Sad as all hell smh

  • Jussjess25

    All the darkskinned people in here raise you hand ??.. question, when has lighting ever in you whole life make you appear shades lighter? I mean seriously.. i’ve been in pics that made my brown skin appear a lighter shade of brown perhaps, but never shades away from brown skin. Somebody answer!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Thanks for the advice, My diet includes the above mentioned in conjunction with treatments. I’m in Arizona where the sun is relentless.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Can we agre that bleaching (chemical) actually lightens your skin and Vitamin C (natural) brightens your skin meaning helps With hyperpigmentation and dark spots etc. I’m not trying to change my skin color, I’m trying to even my skin tone and rid of dark spots.

  • leapyearpisces

    The thing is a lot of these chemical perls, dermabrasions have a side

  • WhoKnew

    Some people are allergic to the truth if truth be told.

  • indano

    LOL@Charlamagne Da Girl

  • Love Lisa

    She didn’t lie she’s just didn’t say she’s milk chocolate now not dark chocolate. She’s so beautiful it’s so sad if she is doing this. Her darker skin made her amazing.

  • MissyJ

    Tell me more about this Orange Kojic soap!! I'm already light bright so no dancers of folks saying I'm bleaching ?? I just need help with acne scars and pit marks... Adult onset acne is a B!

  • leapyearpisces
  • Ko Love

    Sandra rose ?? I have my own skincare line, that will help you get rid of your dead skin. Don’t forget, Black People have more dead skin, we have to know how to remonve it. Kelly didn’t bleach her skin trust ??

  • Ko Love

    Not true, you can go and get a chemical pealed, to help remove dead old skin and even out your skin tone.

  • 11pink123

    I believe her. I used to work at a place that bleached ppls skin when I was in high school. And this ain’t what skin bleaching looks like.

    She probably uses products that brighten her skin to its original color. The color she supposed to be. But this ain’t skin bleaching. You can tell because they lips is one thing they can’t change. When you see darker lips that don’t match the face. That’s how you know

  • Strip Club Veteran

    She's bleaching .It's clear to see but people will believe words over their own eyes.

  • gntory

    I’m just sick of Kelly wearing those wigs w/the hairlines not being plucked/thinned out. #HelmetHead

  • MrsSpice1

    I see alot of u not only do not practice a good skin care regimen but also do not eat healthy!! Kelly is glowing! Glowing so much so you miserable durrty lowlife haters are accusing her of doing something as drastic as bleaching vs just taking care of herself, switching her diet and being a mom inlove can also give u a glow as well!! The human body including are biggest organ “our skin” can make drastic changes due to a very good diet and inner happiness! U dont need any chemicals or bleach or man made products to do for you what nature can do alone!! Melanian is literally like black gold!! I can see kelly is just brighter because shes doing something organically to make herself appear lighter! shes no longer stressful which is damaging to the skin and health! Shes happy she probably feels lighter and her soul is shining from within! Homegirl is just gorgeous NATURALLY! Smh at the hate! She probably just recently found that light switch and turned it on! A good exfoliation and vitamin c and e...will do wonders for u! Your skin sheds And the darkest person can shed off layers of dead skin cells and appear a different shade! Thats not science its nature!

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Ikr ????


    Could it just be drinking lots of water or juicing for clearing softer looking skin? Could it be she's using a fading cream to even and tone her complexion??? All I know is I hope she ain't bleaching bcuz her black is beautiful!

  • Nakia Brown

    its called "bright lights" - not bleaching.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Filters, production lighting, camera lens.... a few things can make you appear much lighter than you are. At this point I have to see her for myself to figure out what's going on.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    That IV peel is treacherous! OMG you will peel like a gadayum reptile!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I get an IV peel once a year to even my skin tone, smooth the surface and aka glow. Bc if I don't I'll look like a dark skin Dalmatian.

  • Sassie

    That girl clearly is not bleaching. Geesh.

  • Waya Hedia

    It is HER SKIN! I don't care what she does to it.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Right, I don’t see anything wrong with wanting to do that and I don’t see the big deal.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I love the way it smells!

  • Hmmm~?

    Sandy, you’re black. What does a black persons skin do during the transition from summer to fall/winter? It gets lighter. The majority of black/melanated people change colors with the seasons. Diet and skincare play a major role as well. You know all of this though. Do better, Sandy!

  • MRiGOThim

    Nobody said nuffin when BeyYAWNce did it :P

  • Jussjess25

    Yes you can appear lighter but how far fron your orginal complexion?? When has that ever happen to you? Are you a darkskinned person?

  • HalleMerry

    My selfie stick has a lighting attachment...I can look 16 different shades.Kelly,looks her regular shade in her Paparrazi pics,so do most people,some people just use those stupid apps or the selfie sticks with adjustable lighting..and/or photoshop.She is beautiful as is.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Yes, I am a dark skinned woman, Kelly Rowlands "natural tone". I also work in production. I understand, angles, lens, filters, lighting, natural light (the time of day) all of that can be measured down to a science. Hence, I'm not going to be harsh on Kelly until I see for myself.

  • Jussjess25

    Ok. Let me know what you think.

  • GG

    Slow news day huh? It has been repeated over and over that back in the day everyone in Destiny's Child except Beyonce was forced to tan in order to make her stand out. As soon as the group disbanded, Michelle and Kelly looked significantly lighter. They're both obviously not bleaching

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