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Kelly Rowland cries on stage while performing 'Dirty Laundry' - watch

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05/28/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

Kelly Rowland is putting it ALL on the table.

The 32-year-old singer, who gets candid in her new single "Dirty Laundry," recently broke down on stage during a performance in Washington D.C.

While sitting on a stool and performing the emotional single, the singer stopped singing mid-song and buried her face in her hands as she broke down in tears.

In the video, which can be seen below, the performer is encouraged by fans chanting her name to continue on with the song -- and she does.

The single, which was released on Wednesday, May 15, reveals the singer's jealousy of her former Destiny's Child group member, Beyonce. Rowland also reveals that she once dated an abusive boyfriend.

In the song, Rowland refers to a "sister" on stage who was "killing it," which is slang for when someone is doing something exceptionally well.

"When my sister was on stage / killing it like a [expletive], I was enraged / feeling it like a [expletive]," Rowland sings. She later croons, "Went our separate ways / but I was happy that she was killing it / bitter sweet / she was up and I was down / No lie, I feel good for her / but what do I do now?"

The song is featured on Rowland's upcoming fourth solo studio album "Talk A Good Game," which is due out on June 18.

The Destiny's Child alum also makes a specific reference to the time after the girl-group released their hit single "Survivor" in 2001, mentioning that it was also around the time she was involved in the abusive relationship.

"Forget the records / off the record / I was going through some [expletive] / post-'Survivor,' she on fire / who wanna hear my [expletive]," Rowland sings. "Meanwhile, this [expletive] puttin' his hands on me / swear y'all don't know the half of this industry."

Rowland, who collaborated on the track with The-Dream, spoke about the emotional single to Billboard.com earlier this month, saying: "It was very emotional. It took me days to record."

The singer, who was also recently announced as a new judge on the "X Factor," will go on a summer tour, called Lights Out, with The-Dream starting on May 24 in Kansas City.

Watch her emotional performance below (Warning -- Song contains expletives).

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