Kelly Rowland Implies Racism at Cannes Film Festival


“Kelly, can you handle this?” No, Kelly Rowland could not handle being rushed up the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival in France.

The Destiny’s Child alum, who wore a custom red Anamika Khanna gown and turned heads in a blonde bob, appeared to scold a red-carpet usher after posing for photographers at the premiere for “Marcello Mio” on Wednesday.


When a security guard appeared to urge the music star up the stairs, Rowland turned around and put her hands on the security guard’s shoulder, muttering something.

Then, the security guard continued to move Rowland up the stairs, and the former “X Factor” judge began exchanging words with the festival staffer and pointing her finger at the usher.


Kelly Rowland Implies Racism in Red Carpet Incident

While attending the red carpet for amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Cannes Gala, an annual fundraiser for HIV and AIDS research during the film festival, Rowland was asked what exactly happened with the security guard the previous day. “The woman knows what happened. I know what happened,” she told The Associated Press. “I have a boundary, and I stand by those boundaries and that is it.”

She continued, “There were other women that attended that carpet who did not quite look like me and they didn’t get scolded or pushed or told to get off. I stood my ground, and she felt like she had to stand hers.”


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Social media users had a field day with the finger-wagging moment on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Do you understand how out of pocket you have to be for Kelly Rowland to have to check you?! Literally, one of the sweetest people in the world, but don’t get it twisted,” one user wrote.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What incident occurred involving Kelly Rowland at the Cannes Film Festival?

Kelly Rowland was rushed up the red carpet by a security guard, leading to a confrontation with the festival staff.

2. What did Kelly Rowland imply about the incident?

Rowland implied that racism may have been involved, stating that other women who did not look like her were not treated the same.


3. How did social media users react to the incident?

Social media users discussed the incident, with many commenting on Rowland’s reaction and the implications of her statements.

4. What event was Kelly Rowland attending at the Cannes Film Festival?

Rowland was attending the red carpet for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Cannes Gala, an annual fundraiser for HIV and AIDS research.


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