Kelly Rowland Scolds Security At Festival, Here’s What She Said

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Kelly Rowland attends the “Marcello Mio” Red Carpet at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2024 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

At the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, Kelly Rowland had an unexpected encounter with an “aggressive” security guard. The incident occurred on the red carpet as the R&B singer attended the premiere of the French film “Marcello Mio.” Instead of the spotlight being on her stunning look, the focus shifted to her verbal exchange with the staff.

Kelly Rowland’s Incident

According to viral footage, the former Destiny’s Child member was seen raising her finger to a woman in a suit. Security assigned to assist stars on the red carpet reportedly lacked patience and respect. An insider revealed that the 43-year-old singer “tried to ignore it” but “had enough” when she encountered a particularly militant guard.

In a clip, Rowland can be heard saying, “Don’t talk to me like that. Do not talk to me like that, you are not my mother.” A source explained that Rowland was trying to wave to fans and help the paparazzi get their shots when a security guard rudely told her to move. “By the time she got to the last woman, she had had it because she scolded Kelly and told her to move,” the source said.

Lip Reader Analysis

A lip reader, Jacqui Press, confirmed the heated exchange with Daily Mail. After a guard stepped on her dress, Kelly initially responded, “It’s ok.” However, when the guard said something else, Kelly’s mood changed, and she repeatedly stated, “Don’t talk to me like that.” Onlookers and internet sleuths quickly deciphered the argument, agreeing with the lip reader’s analysis.

Some speculated that Kelly said, “Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t talk to me like that. You’re not my momma.” Others commented on social media, suggesting the security was too aggressive and that Kelly’s reaction was justified. “The security ruined Kelly Rowland’s moment to shine,” one person remarked.

Rowland’s stunning appearance included a draping, strapless red Loewe gown that showcased her toned arms and décolletage. She accessorized with a silver choker and matching shoes, sporting a short ash-blonde bob and rosy makeup.

Kelly Rowland has yet to publicly comment on the incident. However, sources close to her emphasized that she was simply setting a clear boundary. “She doesn’t care if she comes across like a diva if she knows that she is advocating for herself. She isn’t fake and wanted to set a clear boundary,” an insider noted.