Kelly Rowland slams X Factor 'brats'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2011
Kelly Rowland at last night's (03.11.11) Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2011 at London's Banqueting House.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland didn't sign up to 'The X Factor' to work with ''brats'', and she thinks it will take ''someone very special'' to find success off the back of the series

Kelly Rowland didn't sign up to 'The X Factor' to work with "brats".

The 'Commander' hitmaker - who is mentoring Amelia Lily, Misha B and Janet Devlin in this year's competition - explained working on the ITV1 show was never going to be "peachy-keen" and it will take "someone very special" to find success off the back of the series.

She said: "I'm not here to deal with brats. I wasn't a brat. None of the artists I grew up with were brats: the Ushers, the Brandys, the TLCs. We all worked our butts off. There is no way in hell I'm going to be your mentor and it's going to be peachy-keen all the time.

"But, for them, it's such a complete turnaround. Can you imagine going to school one day, then the next you have all these followers on twitter, who have an opinion on what you do and say?

"It takes someone very special to come away from that and still be successful."

The former Destiny's Child singer - who has openly clashed with co-judge Tulisa Contostavlos on the show - admitted she is learning to put her emotions to one side, as fellow panellist Louis Walsh has told her she is "crazy".

Kelly added in an interview with Stylist magazine: "I'm an emotional person but sometimes you've got to put that aside. Saying that, sometimes I am completely ridiculous. I'm a bit of a drama queen.

"I said to Louis the other day, 'I have too much oestrogen. I wish I had just enough testosterone to help balance everything out'. He was like, 'You're crazy'."

Kelly Rowland

The former Destiny's Child vocalist now performing solo.

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