With her self-titled album about to hit the airwaves, Destiny's Woman talks bowling, polos, and intimidating dudes

By Damien Scott; Photography by Micaela Rossato; Styling by John Moore
Most pop stars who have sold over 50 million records are a-holes. Really, they're simply unpleasant to be around. Not Kelly Rowland. The 29-year-old former member of Destiny's Child is as kind and friendly as she is stunningly beautiful. Maybe she's even more at ease because her collabo with David Guetta, "When Love Takes Over," had the European charts in a chokehold. Or maybe she's elated that Kanye permanently paired her name with the image of sexy brown-skin ladies on his single "Power." But more likely it's because she just wrapped up what she believes is her best album yet. Honestly, we don't care what the reason is. Y'all can have the stuck-up pop princesses; we're rollin' with Ms. Rowland.
How have you been?
Kelly Rowland:
You look fantastic.
Kelly Rowland:Laughs
So the big story with you is the smash record you had with David G.
Kelly Rowland:Laughs
That's what I call him. Has being in Europe so much changed your taste in men?
Kelly Rowland:
How confident? Does it matter who's dominant in the relationship?
Kelly Rowland:Laughs
Damn, they were that intimidated?
Kelly Rowland:
How do you have fun?
Kelly Rowland:
Damn, the one day I don't wear a polo—
Kelly Rowland:Laughs
Note to self: No more T-shirts.

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