Kelly Rowland doesn't want to boost her career by being sexy, the singer said in a recent interview.

The former Destiny's Child singer has just released her third solo album, 'Here I Am', and she won't let anyone tell her how to present herself or market her music.

She told the New York Daily News newspaper: "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."

The 30-year-old singer is, however, comfortable with her own body and posed topless for the cover and a photo shoot in the latest edition of Vibe magazine.

She added: "I just wanted it to be skin, I'm so comfortable in my skin. As a woman, sometimes that takes so long to get to."

Although Destiny's Child – which also included Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles – disbanded in 2005, ' Motivation' hitmaker Kelly still hangs out with her former bandmates whenever she has an opportunity, and they all partied together at her album release bash at the Standard Hotel in New York's Meatpacking District on Tuesday.