Beyoncé's Mom Tina Helped Kelly Rowland Love Her 'Chocolate' Skin ColorS

Remember that Destiny's Child kitchen-singing clip in HBO's Beyoncéumentary Life Is But a Dream? They were all such endearing youngins.

Kelly Rowland, who we disturbingly saw crying on the streets of L.A. recently after her birthday brunch with Bey, Jay and Solange, says that she had one particular insecurity in those days: her skin color.

You know what? I had great women in my life to help me overcome that. I remember I went through a period where I didn't embrace my 'chocolatiness.' I don't know if that's a word, but I didn't embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown-skin girl and being proud of that.

"I remember Tina Knowles, Bey's mom and I, I remember being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and she said, 'Are you crazy?' She said 'You are absolutely gorgeous,' and she just told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is, all of this stuff. And I was just like 'Yeah!' Like a light went off. So between her and my mother and then me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate. You just embrace it. You embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws too."

We're going to take a fucking minute here and appreciate her single "Lay It On Me" because I genuinely adore it. Never cry again, Kelly. Pleeeease. It hurts my heart.

'Beyonce's Mom, Tina Knowles Helps Kelly Rowland Love Her Skin Tone, Singer Opens Up About Loving Her 'Chocolatiness' [MStarz]