Here I Am singer Kelly Rowland is setting it off for New York’s fashion week by covering the fall issue of RUNWAY Magazine. See the cover photo, behind the scenes video, and hear what Kelly has to say about being a brown-skinned girl inside.In her 8-page spread shot by Derek Blanks for RUNWAY Magazine’s fall issue, hitting newsstands on September 9, Kelly Rowland gets very candid about what it felt like being a dark-skinned girl surrounding by a sea of white students.
She tells the mag,
“I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking, ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me. Tina [Beyonce’s mother] sat me in front of the mirror and said, ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin,”
She’s mentioned this before in interviews. It’s a plight many brown-skinned girls had growing up, and some still do.