Kelly Rowland Says Ruining Beyoncé’s Gender Reveal Was The ‘Worst Moment Ever’
Kelly Rowland says that one of her worst moments ever was a 2011 slip-up. She accidentally ruined Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s gender reveal when the Renaissance creator was pregnant with her oldest child, Blue Ivy Carter. The Destiny’s Child alum was referring to her 2011 interview with Bang Showbiz where she said that the rap mogul was “going to buy that little girl every single thing possible.”
“When I made a mistake and told the sex of [Beyoncé]’s baby when she was pregnant with Blue [Ivy],” Rowland shared on Yeah, I F–ked That Up podcast. “That was the worst moment ever. The worst moment ever.”
She later explained why she was horrified by the mistake since it was “no one’s business” and because it wasn’t her news to share.
However, that has had no effect on the former Destiny’s Child members’ relationship. Rowland remains friends with both Bey and Jay and has supported the multihyphenate entertainer during her Renaissance tour.
As for the Renaissance World Tour, it kicked off in May in Stockholm, Sweden, and ends in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 1.
Beyoncé announced the tour on Feb. 1, after the release of Renaissance in 2022. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking it her seventh chart-topper in her solo career. Prior to the release of Renaissance, which Beyoncé created during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston native expressed that the project was her “safe place” in the midst of uncertainty.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” Beyoncé shared to her official website at the time. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom.”