During her panel discussion at SXSW, Kelly Rowland talked about her new reality series, Chasing Destiny and role models for young dark-skinned women.
According to Blavity, a young woman in the audience asked her a question about how to help her sister, who had been rejected by a boyfriend that told her, ““You’d be prettier if you were lighter.” Rowland said, “It’s just a trip to me. One of the things I looked for [in the new girl group] first was chocolate girls because I feel it’s so necessary for my niece, my unborn kid, she has to see more chocolate women…I want to be part of a change in that.”
Rowland’s show will premiere on BET on April 5. She believes that the series will fill a void that’s been present in music for a while in regards to the lack of girl groups represented in the mainstream and on the music charts. The former Destiny’s Child singer alluded to the fact that there are only two prominent groups out right now, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix.