Women in Black Music: Kelly Price on Body Image

With a new album, a new label, and a new determination to be her own boss, Kelly Price returns to the scene in full glory

As part of our continuing coverage of Women in Music for Black Music Month, we caught up with vocal powerhouse Kelly Price at the album release party for her new album, Kelly. In a candid interview with Brand New You host Karen Taylor Bass (PR expert and CEO of thebrandnewmommy.com), Kelly opens up about the challenges she has faced as a full-figured woman in an industry that says thin is always in—from battling with labels who wanted to use her voice but not her image to how she teaches her kids about body image and self confidence today. Her greatest lesson? Step out on your own, start your own business, and do it your way.

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  • Mahari

    Kelly has a fantastic voice with incredible passion. The fact is that she has been (don’t know what she looks like now) very overweight. I saw her singing a video of her latest single at an event in Chicago, I think. Her singing was great. But she was wearing some tight un-becoming jeans. With the fat lumps and bumps she looked like she was wearing saddle bags all over her body.
    This is not to denigrate her. It is meant to emphasize her need to face the negatives of being way overweight. AND IT IS NOT HEALTHY!

  • Chip

    Great singer! but to insist that “who I am is who I am supposed to be” is fatalistic and, more impotantly, unhealthy.