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Kelly Rowland walked off Today show due to Savannah Guthrie ‘aggressively’ questioning her about Beyoncé NOT because of her dressing room, sources claim

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Kelly Rowland quit the Today show because Savannah Guthrie 'aggressively' questioned her about Beyoncé, NOT because of her dressing room, sources claim.

Kelly Rowland is said to have left the Today show due to the “lack of respect” shown to her by Savannah Guthrie, who “aggressively” questioned her about Beyoncé, instead of asking the singer what she was there to promote: her new film Mea Culpa .

Last week it was claimed that Rowland, 43, was not co-hosted the remainder of the Today show alongside Hoda Kotb because she was dissatisfied with her dressing room, forcing British singer Rita Ora to intervene at the last minute.

The dressing room excuse was apparently confirmed even by Kotb herself this week, when she offered Rowland to share her outfit the next time she comes on the show.

However, it seems that Kotb’s comments stirred up the atmosphere even more, as one source said. The envelope Wednesday that Rowland left after she “felt disrespected” after Guthrie asked her a series of questions about her friend and former bandmate Beyoncé.

“Kelly was offended that Savannah repeatedly and aggressively asked her about Beyoncé,” the source told the outlet. ‘Kelly was upset by Savannah’s aggressive questioning of Beyoncé. She and her team were unhappy and felt disrespected.”

Kelly Rowland quit the Today show because Savannah Guthrie 'aggressively' questioned her about Beyoncé, NOT because of her dressing room, sources claim.

Rowland left after she 'felt disrespected' after Guthrie asked her a series of questions about her friend and former bandmate Beyoncé.

Rowland left after she 'felt disrespected' after Guthrie asked her a series of questions about her friend and former bandmate Beyoncé.

Kelly Rowland quit the Today show because Savannah Guthrie ‘aggressively’ questioned her about Beyoncé, NOT because of her dressing room, sources claim.

The controversy arose from a February 15 segment on the NBC chat show, in which Rowland was repeatedly asked about Beyoncé.

The controversy arose from a February 15 segment on the NBC chat show, in which Rowland was repeatedly asked about Beyoncé.

The controversy arose from a February 15 segment on the NBC chat show, in which Rowland was repeatedly asked about Beyoncé.

The source said the locker room accommodation had nothing to do with Rowland’s departure.

“The story got around that Kelly didn’t like her dressing room, but she’s been on the Today show numerous times, she and her team know the setup of the dressing room,” the source said. “That wouldn’t be any surprise.”

Before Rowland left the set of the NBC chat series on Thursday, Guthrie asked her, “What do you think of your friend Beyoncé?” to which she replied: “I’m very proud of her.”

Guthrie then steered the discussion toward Beyoncé’s newly announced foray into country music with her album Act II, asking Rowland, “Were you surprised and what do you think about it?”

Rowland replied: “I’m very proud of her, very happy for her.”

Kelly Rowland, 43, shared a series of images on Instagram on Wednesday in which she dazzled in a blue outfit while attending the premiere of her new film Mea Culpa, amid ongoing controversy surrounding a recent appearance on the show. Today.

The source told the outlet that Rowland and her team will not agree to an interview that involves questions about Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, as “she wants to put that behind her” and move forward in her career.

The Wrap reported that the Today show “doesn’t typically accept that interview topics are off-limits in advance,” which could have led to a miscommunication.

Another source told the outlet that Rowland left due to poor locker room conditions.

Separate sources said TMZ On Wednesday, Rowland’s departure was due to the show’s backstage areas, described as “stubby, glorified closets.”

Rowland’s employees were unable to get her a new dressing room, as another one upstairs was occupied by Jennifer Lopez, sources said.

Rowland, who plays the role of Mea Harper in the Netflix film, had short hair when she was photographed in a room and a black van during Tuesday's event.

Rowland, who plays the role of Mea Harper in the Netflix film, had short hair when she was photographed in a room and a black van during Tuesday's event.

Rowland, who plays the role of Mea Harper in the Netflix film, had short hair when she was photographed in a room and a black van during Tuesday’s event.

The Atlanta native dazzled at the event in an all-blue ensemble of a fur jacket over a jumpsuit.

The Atlanta native dazzled at the event in an all-blue ensemble of a fur jacket over a jumpsuit.

The Atlanta native dazzled at the event in an all-blue ensemble of a fur jacket over a jumpsuit.

Rowland appeared on the red carpet at the event, held at the AMC River East Theatre.

Rowland appeared on the red carpet at the event, held at the AMC River East Theatre.

Rowland appeared on the red carpet at the event, held at the AMC River East Theatre.

Kelly Rowland is alleged to have walked out on a Today show guest-hosting gig because she felt the dressing rooms weren't up to par, leaving Hoda Kotb in hot water, according to a new report from Page Six.

Kelly Rowland is alleged to have walked out on a Today show guest-hosting gig because she felt the dressing rooms weren't up to par, leaving Hoda Kotb in hot water, according to a new report from Page Six.

Before Rowland left the set of the NBC chat series on Thursday, Guthrie asked her, “What do you think of your friend Beyoncé?” to which she replied: “I’m very proud of her.”

The Today show’s Hoda Kotb praised Rowland on Tuesday’s broadcast and offered her personal use of her dressing room should she appear on the show in the future.

“I love her and I want her to come back on our show and I want her to host her again,” Kotb said. “She can share my dressing room, we’ll be together.”

Meanwhile, the Destiny’s Child alum continued her own promotion of the film on Wednesday, captioning a set of images, ‘Mea Culpa Press Run,’ with a series of seven blue heart emojis.

Rowland, who stars alongside Trevante Rhodes in Tyler Perry’s crime drama, added: ‘Mea Culpa premieres February 23 THIS FRIDAY!!!’

The Atlanta native dazzled at the event, held at the AMC River East Theater in the Windy City, in an all-blue ensemble of a fur jacket over a jumpsuit.

Rowland, who plays the role of Mea Harper in the Netflix film, had short hair when she was photographed in a room and a black van during Tuesday’s event.

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