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Things got tense on the red carpet

Kelly Rowland appears to furiously scold Cannes security guard in heated dispute-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

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Kelly Rowland has made headlines for an unexpected incident at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

Rowland, who attended the premiere of the film Marcello Mio, appeared to reprimand a security guard in a heated exchange on the red carpet.

Dressed in a red, flowing gown and a sizable diamond necklace, the Destiny’s Child star was the picture of grace, even as she appeared to share tense words with the guard.

The incident took place as the 43-year-old singer made her way up the iconic Cannes red carpet steps.

The confrontation began when a female security guard attempted to guide Rowland up the stairs, holding up her arms to direct her path.

Rowland can be seen pointing her finger at the security guard and engaging in what appeared to be a verbal dispute. She then turned fully to face the staff member as they ascended the stairs, continuing the confrontation before finally entering the theatre.

Kelly Rowland appeared to have a tense word with security at Cannes Film Festival (Picture: Antonin Thuillier/Getty Images)

Rowland appears clearly frustrated in the new photos (Picture: REX)

An insider said that the security guards were being unnecessarily aggressive (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Security seemed to rush Rowland along before the dispute (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Many internet sleuths are sure they can read Rowland’s lips in the video and think she’s said some combination of: ‘Don’t talk to me like that you’re not my mother’ and ‘I’m not a child.’

Many internet users have speculated about what Rowland said to the guard (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

The cause of the dispute remains unclear, but an inside source provided some context to the Daily Mail.

According to the source, the security personnel were reportedly aggressive in their handling of the stars on the red carpet.

‘The people who are assigned to helping stars walk the red carpet were being aggressive and Kelly was trying to ignore it,’ the source explained.

As the situation escalated, Rowland’s patience seemed to wear thin. ‘By the time she got to the last woman, she had had it because she scolded Kelly and told her to move when she was trying to wave to fans and help the paparazzi get their shot,’ the source added.

Rowland was attending the premiere of Marello Mio at the festival (Picture: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

The insider further revealed that Rowland’s response was a matter of setting clear boundaries. ‘She doesn’t care if she comes across like a diva if she knows that she is advocating for herself. She isn’t fake and wanted to set a clear boundary.’

Rowland’s representative has been contacted for comment, but no official statement has been released regarding the altercation.

This incident isn’t the first time Rowland has found herself in the spotlight for an unexpected reason. Earlier this year, she made waves after reportedly walking off the Today show in the United States, although the specifics of that incident remain unconfirmed.

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