Kelly Rowland in Cannes. Image: Instagram via @JustJared

Kelly Rowland in Cannes. Image: Instagram via @JustJared

Kelly Rowland caught in heated exchange with security guard

Kelly Rowland stunned on the red carpet in Cannes before a heated exchange with a security guard left fans curious about the cause.

Kelly Rowland in Cannes. Image: Instagram via @JustJared

Kelly Rowland in Cannes. Image: Instagram via @JustJared

Kelly Rowland caused quite a stir at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.

KELLY ROWLAND IN CANNES

The former Destiny’s Child star was initially all smiles as she graced the red carpet for the premiere of Marcello Mio.

Dressed in a stunning red gown, Rowland struck pose after pose for the eager photographers, according to Page Six.

Her flowy dress, adorned with a sweetheart neckline, complemented her sparkling diamond necklace perfectly.

The 43-year-old singer accessorised with matching drop earrings.

KELLY ROWLAND’S STYLE DETAILS

She complemented these with a stacked bracelet, a few rings, a bedazzled clutch, and silver pumps.

She completed the look with a sleek, platinum-blond bob and flawless make-up.

The red carpet was lit up by her radiant presence.

However, the glamorous scene took a dramatic turn as Rowland ascended a set of stairs leading into the venue, according to The Things.

A female security guard, dressed in a black pantsuit, raised her arm behind the singer. She seemingly wanted to guide Kelly Rowland through the crowd.

KELLY ROWLAND SCOLDS BODYGUARD

The guard appeared to say something to Rowland or a male security guard standing nearby.

Whatever was said did not sit well with Rowland.

Suddenly, Rowland turned to face the female guard.

The Grammy winner’s expression transformed from joy to anger.

She held up her left pointer finger and appeared to scold the woman in front of everyone, according to TMZ.

VISIBLE TENSION

Witnesses described the singer’s face as “scowling” and her body language as “firm”.

The security guard, looking frazzled, responded, but the content of their exchange remains unknown.

“It was quite a scene,” said an onlooker. “Kelly looked so angry. You could tell something upset her.”

Despite the visible tension, Rowland quickly regained her composure and continued her ascent up the stairs.

She resumed her poised and elegant demeanour.

FANS SPECULATE

The incident left many wondering what could have sparked such a reaction from the usually composed star.

Reps for Rowland did not immediately respond to requests for comment. This left fans and media speculating about the cause of the confrontation.

Some suggest it might have been a misunderstanding, while others believe there could have been a more significant issue at play.

This isn’t the first time Rowland has made headlines for an unexpected reaction.

WALKING OFF SET

Just three months ago, the Say My Name singer reportedly walked off The Today Show set because her dressing room was “not up to par”.

This left host Hoda Kotb scrambling for a replacement co-host.

Despite the incident, Rowland later insisted she “loves” Kotb. “The NBC morning show plans to upgrade its ‘closet’-size dressing rooms,” Kotb told Page Six in March.

The Cannes incident adds another layer to Rowland’s recent public encounters.

MEETING STANDARDS

The star is unafraid to voice her dissatisfaction when things aren’t up to her standards.

Whether this latest episode was a result of a significant grievance or a minor irritation, it certainly captured everyone’s attention.

As the film festival continues, all eyes will be on Rowland, hoping for more details on the altercation.

One thing is certain: Kelly Rowland knows how to make an impression, both on and off the red carpet.