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Kelly Rowland covers Runway magazine’s Fall 2011 issue. Inside, she talks overcoming an identity crisis (and no, haters, not as Beyonce’s “shadow”).

She said:

“There’s so much peer pressure growing up, I had an identity crisis. I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking: ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me…Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin.”

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