What Does Kelly Rowland Refuse to Tolerate As a Mom?
"As soon as somebody is negative, I definitely don't want it around myself, but I really don't want it around my child," she tells PEOPLE
Between bottle duty and diaper changes, Kelly Rowland has had her hands full since welcoming son Titan Jewell in November — but there’s one thing in particular the new mom doesn’t have time for.
“I don’t tolerate bulls— anymore,” the singer, 34, told PEOPLE Wednesday at Dreft’s #Amazinghood launch in N.Y.C.
“I don’t like to deal with it. As soon as somebody is negative, I definitely don’t want it around myself, but I really don’t want it around my child.”
“All my girlfriends have babies, so they were like, ‘We’re waiting for you!’ Now I fit in, I guess,” says the Destiny’s Child alum, whose son gets ample play time with her pals’ kids, including Beyoncé‘s daughter Blue Ivy, Ciara‘s son Future Zahir, Solange Knowles‘s son Julez and La La Anthony‘s son Kiyan, who “has learned to pick him up.”
When Titan’s not socializing, his proud mom says he’s learning to crawl, rolling over and even trying to talk.
“He’s trying to pronounce a ‘B.’ He’s doing this thing where he’s trying to get ‘bottle’ out, maybe? He’s just going ‘b-b-b-b-b-b’ with his lips together,” shares Rowland. “It’s so cute to watch him.”
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Now that he’s on his way to making words, might we find Rowland’s 6-month-old son as a feature artist on her next record? (Beyoncé included her baby girl on “Blue,” and Future Zahir’s adorable coos and giggles are on Ciara’s new track “I Got You.”)
“We’ll see,” says the singer, who’s back in the studio recording. “He’s in the studio with me just listening to certain things. He pays attention to everything around him; he’s really excited about that, which I find intriguing for a baby. He really responds to music.”
As for Titan’s favorite tune? Rowland just might have a little rocker on her hands. “In my tummy, I remember playing [Guns N’ Roses’] ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ and he seemed to move around a lot when I played that song.”
And the singer’s “amazing year” and expanding her family has inspired her songwriting “a lot — different story lines. I feel like it’s a new moment for me,” she explains, adding “I feel spoiled by God. I have a great husband, he’s a great father, and I love being a mom.”
— Jeff Nelson