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Why Kelly Rowland Scolded Cannes Film Festival Security Guard

If there's one thing we've learned in 2024 is don't mess with Miss Kelendria Rowland.

Kelly Rowland scolded a Cannes Film Festival security guard because she was becoming too “aggressive” — and the singer “doesn’t care” if she’s coming off as a “diva.”

The Destiny’s Child alum had been attending the premiere of the French film “Marcello Mio” Tuesday when a female guard held up her arm to guide Rowland up the famed red steps.

The gesture didn’t appear to sit well with Rowland, who scowled and held up her left index finger to admonish the woman in front of everyone, and now an insider has claimed to the Daily Mail that the performer had “had it” with the staff.

“The people who are assigned to helping stars walk the red carpet were being aggressive and Kelly was trying to ignore it,” an insider claimed.

“By the time [Rowland] 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 sourced added that the “Mea Culpa” actress, 43, “wanted to set a clear boundary” with the security staffer.

“She doesn’t care if she comes across like a diva if she knows that she is advocating for herself,” the insider explained. “She isn’t fake.”

Rowland’s rep didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

The “Bootylicious” singer found herself facing claims of diva-like behavior earlier this year after she walked off the set of the “Today” show because the dressing rooms “weren’t up to par,” prompting guest Rita Ora to step in as co-host at the last minute.

Co-anchor Hoda Kotb, who admitted she was bummed about Rowland’s actions, later offered to “share” her changing room with the pop star.

The “Survivor” songstress’ flak eventually issued a statement about Rowland, calling her client “one of the kindest, most amiable humans I have ever met and have had the blessing to represent.”

The rep didn’t acknowledge Rowland walking off set.

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