Cannes security guard who clashed with Kelly Rowland seen getting shoved by actress Massiel Taveras

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By Asiya Ali

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The 77th Cannes Film Festival security guard who clashed with Kelly Rowland on the red carpet has been seen getting involved in another ugly spat.

As previously reported, the former Destiny’s Child star was taking pictures on the red carpet premiere of Christophe Honoré's comedy Marcello Mio when a heated exchange with a female security guard took place.

Footage shared online shows the 42-year-old singer smiling and waving to fans before the staffer accidentally stepped on her red gown. Rowland shrugged off the mishap and told them: "Don’t worry" - according to lip-reading expert Jeremy Freeman.

However, after the security guard appears to say something back to Rowland, the 'Motivation' singer turns around and starts pointing her finger at the guard, who continues to keep her hand raised to move Rowland into the venue. Watch the incident below:


Lipreader Freeman claimed to Page Six that Rowland told the guard: “Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t talk to me like that," before adding: "You’re not my mother. I told you not to talk to me like that.”

The 'Dilemma' vocalist held back tears and she addressed the incident in a follow-up interview, sharing: "The woman knows what happened. I know what happened."

"I have a boundary, and I stand by those boundaries, and that is it," she continued. "And 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."

Rowland explained that she "stood [her] ground," adding that the guard "felt like she had to stand hers".

Kelly Rowland publicly scolded a security guard for ushering her away from the red carpet. Credit: Mike Marsland / Getty

Days later, another video from the film festival surfaced on social media and showed the same security guard who confronted Rowland in an alleged verbal altercation with actress Massiel Taveras at the premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo.

The footage posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) shows the Dominican star walking up the red carpet in a white gown that featured a long train with what appeared to be the likeness of Jesus printed on it - but was quickly stopped by the staffer.

Watch the video below:


As other people helped lay out the dress, the 39-year-old - who was previously crowned Miss Dominican Republic and competed at Miss Universe - grew angry as the security guard kept her arm out and continued to try and guide the actress up the steps.

The two exchanged a few words on the red carpet as staff pulled the train up the stairs before a frustrated Taveras took the end of the gown from another guard and threw it to the floor.  

When she reached the top of the stairs, the TV host struggled to unfurl the train of her dress. She then waved at fans before the guard tried to get her to move on from the carpet.

Taveras then appeared to push her and her arm away before sticking up her finger and heatedly speaking to her once again.

Taveras was filmed pushing away the same security guard. Credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty

Many viewers have shared their reactions to this shocking clip, and are now calling for the security guard to be fired.

"The security guard who keeps putting their hands on people without cause needs to be released immediately," one user wrote.

Another said: "As someone who worked in entertainment PR and managed high-profile red carpets, I can say this is so uncalled for. This woman is assaulting women of color and needs to be fired."

A third added: "Cannes security ruined her moment. And for what? Did they save even a second of time? Actually, they probably cost more time than if they had just let her wave and pose for photos. And that security woman in particular should be fired."

Taveras has not addressed the red-carpet incident but did share a post about her dress on Instagram, revealing that it had been designed by Giannina Azar and “hand painted by the mega-talented Yan Páez”.

Featured image credit: Maury Phillips / Getty

Cannes security guard who clashed with Kelly Rowland seen getting shoved by actress Massiel Taveras

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By Asiya Ali

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The 77th Cannes Film Festival security guard who clashed with Kelly Rowland on the red carpet has been seen getting involved in another ugly spat.

As previously reported, the former Destiny’s Child star was taking pictures on the red carpet premiere of Christophe Honoré's comedy Marcello Mio when a heated exchange with a female security guard took place.

Footage shared online shows the 42-year-old singer smiling and waving to fans before the staffer accidentally stepped on her red gown. Rowland shrugged off the mishap and told them: "Don’t worry" - according to lip-reading expert Jeremy Freeman.

However, after the security guard appears to say something back to Rowland, the 'Motivation' singer turns around and starts pointing her finger at the guard, who continues to keep her hand raised to move Rowland into the venue. Watch the incident below:


Lipreader Freeman claimed to Page Six that Rowland told the guard: “Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t talk to me like that," before adding: "You’re not my mother. I told you not to talk to me like that.”

The 'Dilemma' vocalist held back tears and she addressed the incident in a follow-up interview, sharing: "The woman knows what happened. I know what happened."

"I have a boundary, and I stand by those boundaries, and that is it," she continued. "And 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."

Rowland explained that she "stood [her] ground," adding that the guard "felt like she had to stand hers".

Kelly Rowland publicly scolded a security guard for ushering her away from the red carpet. Credit: Mike Marsland / Getty

Days later, another video from the film festival surfaced on social media and showed the same security guard who confronted Rowland in an alleged verbal altercation with actress Massiel Taveras at the premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo.

The footage posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) shows the Dominican star walking up the red carpet in a white gown that featured a long train with what appeared to be the likeness of Jesus printed on it - but was quickly stopped by the staffer.

Watch the video below:


As other people helped lay out the dress, the 39-year-old - who was previously crowned Miss Dominican Republic and competed at Miss Universe - grew angry as the security guard kept her arm out and continued to try and guide the actress up the steps.

The two exchanged a few words on the red carpet as staff pulled the train up the stairs before a frustrated Taveras took the end of the gown from another guard and threw it to the floor.  

When she reached the top of the stairs, the TV host struggled to unfurl the train of her dress. She then waved at fans before the guard tried to get her to move on from the carpet.

Taveras then appeared to push her and her arm away before sticking up her finger and heatedly speaking to her once again.

Taveras was filmed pushing away the same security guard. Credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty

Many viewers have shared their reactions to this shocking clip, and are now calling for the security guard to be fired.

"The security guard who keeps putting their hands on people without cause needs to be released immediately," one user wrote.

Another said: "As someone who worked in entertainment PR and managed high-profile red carpets, I can say this is so uncalled for. This woman is assaulting women of color and needs to be fired."

A third added: "Cannes security ruined her moment. And for what? Did they save even a second of time? Actually, they probably cost more time than if they had just let her wave and pose for photos. And that security woman in particular should be fired."

Taveras has not addressed the red-carpet incident but did share a post about her dress on Instagram, revealing that it had been designed by Giannina Azar and “hand painted by the mega-talented Yan Páez”.

Featured image credit: Maury Phillips / Getty