Kelly Rowland Covers Vegas Magazine's Summer 2012 Issue

Posted Saturday June 2, 2012 12:39 PM GMT

She's been busy working on her fourth studio album and tending to "The X Factor UK" co-judge duties, but Kelly Rowland made time to partake in a cover shoot for the Summer 2012 issue of Vegas magazine.

The 31-year-old singer looked fabulous in a Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit with H.Stern jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes for the Robert Ascroft shot front page while dishing about everything from her upcoming musical offering to her thankfulness to have been a part of Destiny's Child.

Highlights from Miss Rowland's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vegas!

On her new album:
“I am more excited going into it this time than last time [her third solo studio album, Here I Am, came out in 2011], because I have a concept. I’m making this album for my ladies, oh, yes, and it is strong. All of the producers I’ve been working with get the concept so much that they brought in a little more aggressive—and sometimes masculine—approach, but there is a really incredible top line: I want to tell women how incredible we are, how our intuition is so spot-on. Sometimes we don’t listen to it, but it is the thing that can actually make us happier.”

On her classic rhythm and blues influenced songs:
“What triggered it all was when I was on tour last year with Chris Brown. I stopped by Hitsville U.S.A. [the nickname for Motown’s first headquarters in Detroit], and saw all of this history; it filled my soul up to the point where I wanted to tell my story. To me, it’s really about having something to say, and people love that. That’s what’s so great about Adele: She is a storyteller.”

On her great debt to Destiny’s Child:
“Destiny’s Child was a huge part of my career, and I think it’s only natural for people to refer to Destiny’s Child when referring to any of us. For people to call us one of the greatest female groups of all time—are you kidding me? Beyoncé and Michelle are two incredible women and deeper than what the public sees. Destiny’s Child, to me, was a sisterhood and a kinship that the three of us shared. You want people to respect that you have your own identity as an artist, but they also remember how they met you.”

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft for Vegas