Kelly Rowland Talks About the Time Destiny's Child Was Boo-ed in 2001

The one third of the 'Say My Name' hitmaker reveals in a YouTube video that prior to hitting the stage, they were like, 'Are we going to do this, are we going to go out here?'

AceShowbiz - Destiny's Child is one of the greatest girl groups of all time but that doesn't mean they never experienced a dark time throughout their career. Back in 2001, the singers received a roaring "boo" from the audience when they hit the Hot 97's Summer stage. While it's not a happy memory to remember, member Kelly Rowland reveals in a new interview that the experience taught them something.

"It prepared us, because what was so interesting was like, around that time Destiny's Child was crossing over, and because we were crossing over, I think that it was a question if we were still down or black, know what I mean?" said Kelly in a YouTube video. "At that time we crossed over so that was just in question, which is ridiculous."

Going on recalling the moment, Kelly said, "Before we went out there, it was that overwhelming loud 'boo' and it was...we were looking at each other like, 'Are we going to do this, are we going to go out here?' "

"I saw the look in [Beyonce Knowles]' eyes and I was like, 'If she's going out there I'm not letting her go out there by herself. Like, I'm going with her.' And then it was like a trickle effect, and then we were out there, we were on the stage."

Kelly shared they ran off stage as soon as they finished performing their set. She said, "I don't think it was anything anybody could've told us at that time. Here we are at the height of our career and we are being praised everywhere except for in our neighborhood. In the space that first took us on and gave us so much love."

Whether the booing had something to do with their race, Kelly said, "I don't want to say that the color of our skin was questioned but it was like, 'Y'all too popular. Y'all too big for your britches so we got to humble you.' That was some of it too."

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