Kelly Rowland Shuts Down Destiny’s Child Reunion Rumors

BY JO Mensah February 23, 2024 11:35 AM EDT
Kelly Rowland with other Destiny's Child members
Kelly Rowland with other Destiny's Child members Instagram/@destinyschild

Kelly Rowland has dismissed the speculation that she will reunite with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Beyoncé and Michelle Williams on Beyoncé‘s upcoming album.

The Grammy-winning singer, who is currently promoting her new thriller Mea Culpa, was asked about the possibility of a Destiny’s Child comeback during an interview with Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday.

However, Rowland did not seem interested in discussing the topic and quickly shut down the rumors.

““That is her business to talk about, not mine,” she said, referring to Beyoncé, before giving a cheeky wink to the camera. Just ask them. I’m here to talk about Mea Culpa,” she added.

Rumors of Destiny’s Child reunion swirl

The rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion started swirling after a fan account claimed that Beyoncé‘s next album, titled Renaissance Act III, would feature a rock-inspired sound and a collaboration with her former group.

The account also claimed that the album would be released on April 4, 2024, which coincides with Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s wedding anniversary.

However, neither Beyoncé nor her representatives have confirmed or denied the existence of the album, let alone the involvement of Destiny’s Child.

The last time the trio performed together was at Beyoncé‘s headline set at the 2018 Coachella festival, where they sang some of their hits such as “Say My Name”, “Lose My Breath” and “Soldier”.

Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, officially disbanded in 2006 after releasing four studio albums and winning several awards.

Since then, Rowland has pursued a successful solo career, releasing five albums and starring in various films and TV shows.

Her latest movie, Mea Culpa, is a psychological thriller that follows a woman who is haunted by her past after witnessing a murder.

Kelly Rowland backs Jay-Z over Grammys speech

Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland expressed her admiration for JAY-Z after he spoke out in defense of his wife Beyoncé, who has never won the coveted Album of the Year award at the Grammys.

The rapper, who has tied with Beyoncé for the most Grammy nominations at 88, used his acceptance speech for the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 4, to call out the Recording Academy for overlooking his spouse’s work.

“Shawn Carter is one of the greatest men I know and his words ring so loud to me. I couldn’t be more proud of him. “I’m just really happy for a lot of things that he said. I think that he made a lot of artists feel very seen and very heard in those minutes that he took on stage,” she said.