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Kelly Rowland proud of Jay-Z after Grammy criticism

Rowland believes many artists agree with the rapper
Kelly Rowland (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Kelly Rowland felt “proud” of Jay-Z after his comments at the Grammy Awards.

The 54-year-old rap star questioned why Beyoncé, his wife, has never won the Album of the Year accolade despite all of her Grammy success, and Rowland — the singer’s longtime friend and Destiny’s Child bandmate — revealed that she agrees with Jay.

“Shawn Carter is one of the greatest men I know and his words ring so loud to me. I couldn’t be more proud of him,” The 42-year-old singer told “Entertainment Tonight.”

Kelly also believes that many other artists will agree with Jay.

“I’m just really happy for a lot of things that he said. I think that he made a lot of artists feel very seen and very heard in those minutes that he took on stage,” she said.

Beyoncé has won 32 Grammys across her career, but Jay can’t understand how she’s been overlooked for the Album of the Year accolade so many times.

“We want y’all to get it right. At least getting close to right. And obviously it’s subjective. Y’all don’t gotta clap at everything. Obviously it’s subjective because, you know, it’s music and it’s opinion-based. But, you know, some things … I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won Album of the Year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work,” Jay — who won the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the Grammys — said during his acceptance speech.

Jay claimed that he couldn’t understand his wife being overlooked for the award, in light of her other successes.

“Think about that. The most Grammys, never won Album of the Year. That doesn’t work,” he added.

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