The former Destiny's Child singer, who recently denied rumors that the band are planning to reunite, explained that she refuses to be told how to market her music.
The X Factor judge, who has just released her third solo album Here I Am, told the New York Daily News: "I'm not trying to sell sex. I'm just completely being myself. I don't let nobody dictate who I am.
"I did that for way too long that I don't care about those people no more. I really don't."
Rowland, however, said that she is comfortable with her body, following a topless photo shoot in the latest edition of Vibe magazine.
"I just wanted it to be skin, I'm so comfortable in my skin," she said. "As a woman, sometimes that takes so long to get to."
Watch the video for Kelly Rowland's single 'Motivation' below (explicit content):