Kelly Rowland went viral after 'fighting' a security guard. More famous women are now involved in the story.

The security guard at the centre of a viral video where she scolds Kelly Rowland on the red carpet has gone viral once again for the same behaviour.

This month, some of the world's most famous faces gathered together for the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival. Among them was Rowland who was involved in what looked like an argument with a woman on the red carpet after she was continuously ushered to hurry up the stairs before the singer snapped in annoyance.

While that moment could have been disregarded as a one-off, the security guard has gone viral yet again for attempting to usher more female celebrities up the stairs and off the red carpet.

A series of clips spliced together show the moment Dominican actress Massiel Taveras shoved the same security guard who dealt with Rowland after she was also rushed up the stairs.

Taveras walked the red carpet in a white gown that featured a long train. The actor continuously stops to tell other security guards to leave her dress alone before turning around at the top of the stairs to blow a kiss to the cameras. The female security guard then attempts to hold her before Taveras shoves her.


K-pop star Yoona also had an uncomfortable run-in with the same security guard at the Cannes Film Festival. A clip showed her attempting to wave to the cameras behind her while being ushered away.

Another attendee, who has not been named, was also filmed being dragged away by the woman and even picked up at one point.


The criticism against the security guard all began with Rowland went viral for her exchange with the guard. Page Six later brought in lip-reading expert Jeremy Freeman who decoded the singer's outburst for the masses.

Freeman claimed the singer initially said "Don’t worry," to the woman before telling her "Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t talk to me like that. You're not my mother. I told you not to talk to me like that."

The former The Voice coach has since addressed the moment during an interview with the Associated Press. "The woman knows what happened. I know what happened," Rowland began.


"I have a boundary, and I stand by those boundaries, and that is it," she said, as she became emotional.

Rowland went on to disclose that she felt she was being unfairly treated on the red carpet compared to the other women she was surrounded by — suggesting the security guard's actions were racially motivated.

"There were other women that attended that carpet who did not quite look like me, and they didn't get scolded or pushed off or told to get off," she shared.

"I stood my ground, and she felt like she had to stand hers, but I stood my ground."


Rowland was at the event to attend the premiere of her new thriller movie, Mea Culpa.

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It's hardly surprising that a few seconds of a conversation have been blown up considering that Rowland has been recently depicted as a 'diva' by the US media.

Back in February, it was widely reported that Rowland had walked out of a planned gig to guest host Today after she was dissatisfied with the size of her dressing room.

This claim was backed up by Today panellist, Hoda Kotb, who later joked about the drama. "I just want to say this. I have great love and admiration for Kelly Rowland. I adore her. And I want her to come back on the show," she said.

"She can share my dressing room. We will be in it together."

Kelly Rowland’s rep addressed the media speculation at the time.

“After 28 years of knowing her, Kelly Rowland remains one of the kindest, most amiable humans I have ever met and have had the blessing to represent,” Yvette Noel-Schure told Entertainment Tonight.

Feature image: X @chrismarrquez.

This post was originally published on Friday 24 May, and has since been updated with new information.