Kelly Rowland has been heavy on my radar since the release of her hit single "Motivation" and her performance this past Sunday on the 2011 BET awards. She is covering the Summer Music 2011 issue of Monarch magazine and she looks great. She is finally stepping outside of the shadow of Beyonce and coming in to her own as a artist. On the cover Kelly is channeling a rocker chic look in all black with gold accessories. She will also be the judge for the British version of X-Factor and releasing an album next month. This issue hits newsstand on July 1st. Continue to read inserts from magazine in which Kelly talks about her new album, her charity "I Heart My Girlfriends" and X-Factor.
On becoming an X Factor Judge:
“I was excited about the opportunity above everything; to find new talent and to be a mentor.”
On her new album, Here I Am:
“I was able to take time and finish and be me. There are no limits, not even limits I put on myself.
On her Charity, I Heart My Girlfriends:
"Music is a high, but helping out young people - it's an outrageous high!"
Credit: Monarch magazine