The 39-year-old singer and founding member of the now defunct Destiny’s Child group have performed alongside 38-year-old Beyoncé since 1993 before the group dissolved in 2006.
Kelly has now disclosed that living in the shadow of Beyoncé can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Opening up during an appearance on The Voice Australia, Kelly said: “Can you imagine what it’s like being in a group with Beyonce! I would just torture myself in my head. Like, ‘I can’t wear this dress because they’re going to say it’s like B’. Or, ‘I can’t have a song like that because it sounds too much like B’.
“I would be lying if I said no, it’s never bothered me. That’s bull. There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder.”