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Kelly Rowland misses Destiny's Child

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Kelly Rowland misses Destiny's Child

Kelly Rowland "misses" being in Destiny's Child.

The 35-year-old singer thinks it is important to bring in a new generation of girl groups to set a good example to younger women, and admitted she still longs for the "power" and excitement of being on stage with former bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams.

Speaking to BET's President of Programing Stephen Hill at South by Southwest, she said: "There's been so many artists -- and there's nothing wrong with it -- who want to be solo.

"It's what we're used to right now. And like I said, there's nothing wrong with it.

"But I think it's time for another generation to see women coming together. I think it's time for another generation to see camaraderie. I think it's time for another generation to hear voices together. To hear the power of it, how exciting it is. How it's a force on stage.

"That is something that is missed. Hell, I miss it."

Kelly is launching a new reality show, 'Chasing Destiny', in which she puts the lessons she learned as a member of the band to use in order to find a new big girl group.

And the 'Dilemma' hitmaker is looking for artists with "confidence" and a good work ethic to make it big.

Asked what attributes the would-be pop stars must possess, she said: "Confidence. They better be able to sing their butts off -- and these girls can sing their faces off. And work ethic. I think the difference between Destiny's Child and anyone else, we just outworked everybody."

Though there are some girl bands doing well at the moment, Kelly doesn't think there are enough.

She said: "It's the power of females. It's the power of females coming together. And I think its a culture that's missed. That's the main reason why I felt there was a void in the market place.

"Yes, we have Fifth Harmony, yes, we have Little Mix, but that's two. When we were coming up there was En Vogue, Jade, Xscape, Spice Girls, Dixie Chicks. Girl groups of all genres."