*Kelly Rowland has gone from complaining about her insecurities over her dark complexion to slamming a music teacher for calling her beautiful.
During the blind auditions on Sunday’s “The Voice Australia,” music teacher Ricky Muscat called the singer “beautiful,” which was insulting to Rowland who said it was “so degrading.”
Here’s a recap of the moment via SandraRose.com:
The former Destiny’s Child singer turned her chair when Ricky auditioned. Singer Boy George also turned his chair to Ricky, who eventually chose the Culture Club frontman.
“George, I love you. Kelly, you’re so beautiful,” said Ricky. “The coach that I am choosing is George.”
Ricky was then shown hugging the male judges while Kelly sat in her chair steaming. She then stood to embrace Ricky, but he ignored her.
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“It is the most frustrating s**t,” Kelly said. “You know what’s so frustrating? To be called beautiful… it’s so degrading. It really pi**es me off,” she added. “Like ‘oh, you’re so cute’, or ‘you’re so pretty’. I’ve been here (in the music industry) for 20-something years, you know what I mean?”
Rowland insists her rage was not due to being passed over for 80’s pop icon Boy George.
“I don’t care who he (Ricky) would have chosen, it’s just the fact that he chose George and goes ‘you, you’re a woman, you’re pretty’, that makes me upset. Oh, that irritates me to no end!”
Meanwhile, Boy George said of Kelly’s reaction, “I think Kelly’s upset because he called her pretty. I love it when people call me pretty, please!”
Fans of the show noted that before Ricky chose George to be his music mentor, Kelly called Ricky “handsome.”
Scroll up and watch the moment go down via the clip above.