See what fans Think will happen to Beyoncé’ legacy If Kelly Rowland Had Done This One Thing

See what fans Think will happen to Beyoncé' legacy If Kelly Rowland Had Done This One Thing

Both Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have come a long way since Destiny’s Child. They have grown, together and apart, and have become huge stars, each in their own way. And more importantly, they have never stopped supporting each other. Sometimes even without knowing.

There are many instances where these two superstars have changed each other’s lives and careers, but recently fans have noticed one thing that Kelly Rowland has unknowingly done that, had she not, it might have completely changed Beyoncé’s life.

Kelly Rowland Admits To Sometimes Feeling Jealous Of Beyoncé

Under normal circumstances, with how successful Kelly Rowland has been both with Destiny’s Child and in her solo career, it would be impossible to fathom her being jealous of someone else’s career.

But knowing that she’s been in the same band as Beyoncé, it becomes understandable that she would sometimes feel envious of her friend’s success.

Kelly and the Queen B are very good friends, and any jealousy is certainly not born out of resentment. It was a normal reaction to seeing her former bandmate become one of the most famous singers on the planet. Kelly’s not afraid to admit it either and has long since realized that they are each on their own journeys. It hasn’t always been easy, though.

“I would just torture myself in my head like, ‘Well, I can’t wear this dress ’cause they’re gonna say it’s like B. Or, ‘I can’t have a song like that because it sounds too much like B.’ They’re gonna compare anyway,”

she shared. “I would be lying if I said, ‘No, it’s never bothered me.’ That’s bull,” she continued. “There was a whole decade—if I’m being completely honest, decade—that it was like the elephant in the room, the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder.”

Kelly Learned How To Deal With The Constant Comparisons

After so many years, the comparisons made by the press about Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé are getting old, but they still come up every once in a while. Sometimes in quite unpleasant questions.

Fortunately, Kelly has learned not to let it bother her, and what’s more, she’s learned to answer with class and shut those petty debates down immediately. Not so long ago, a radio host asked what it felt like to be “second” to Beyoncé, and this is what the singer replied:

“Here’s the thing. Light attracts light. I am light. I am a beautiful, brown, shining light. So I don’t think anybody’s light dims anyone else’s. I think that when other people start to compare you, I think that’s when it shows how dim they are of themselves. I don’t take someone else trying to dim my light anymore for anybody else. I love Bey, I know that she’s a light, but I know that I’m a light too.”

After that, the host insisted on the comparisons, and “praised” her for working so hard despite knowing that her best friend was “the biggest star in the world.”

Once again, Kelly didn’t let him get under her skin and responded that “Yes, and her best friend-sister is one of the biggest stars in the world, too. People only see things one-sided, so I don’t like when they just put one person in one place, like, we shine together… It’s always been like patriarchy to me.”

Why Fans Think Kelly Changed Beyoncé’s Career

It’s undeniable that Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have influenced each other in many ways. From rising to fame together with Destiny’s Child to growing side by side in their individual careers, their personal and musical lives are forever intertwined.

But there is one specific thing fans have noticed that Kelly Rowland has done that potentially changed the trajectory of Beyoncé’s career and might have been the cause of her insane level of success.

As most fans know, Beyoncé’s first solo album, Dangerously in Love, came out in 2003, and the song “Crazy in Love” was its biggest hit. It’s safe to say it was the track that catapulted Bey’s career.

However, the record was initially meant to come out in 2002, the year Kelly released the song “Dilemma” with rapper Nelly, a song that became a hit overnight.

Because of its success, Kelly’s debut album Simply Deep was rushed, and Beyoncé put off her release, so their records wouldn’t overlap.

What Queen B did put out was her debut single, “Work it Out”, which wasn’t very successful. Seeing its commercial failure, the pop star went back to the studio to redo the album, delaying its release once again.

One of the main changes she made was adding “Crazy in Love” to the tracklist. Dangerously in Love ended up being put out in June 2003, with “Crazy in Love” being its biggest success.

So, in a way, if Kelly hadn’t put out “Dilemma”, delaying Beyoncé’s album release, fans wouldn’t have “Crazy in Love,” and who knows if Bey’s career would be the same.