Sure we liked Caught Out There, but after a few years we forgot about the young Harlem-ite and she was forced to go across the pond with her second release, Wanderland.
But damn we couldn't ignore her Milkshake! When the new tan, stylishly coiffed Kelis bounced onto the track and gyrated through the video (backed by one of Hip-Hop's sexiest poets, Nas), Bad Girls everyone knew we had found our patron saintess.....
She's a bona-fide star now, her short 'do with the razor-cut side brought what many 'round the way girls were doing to the main stream and cemented her status as the anti-B (would Beyonce ever cut her hair, or take out her weave, whichever you prefer?)
"I have no desire to be anything other than what I am. And that's a girl with ideas, dreams and fears like anyone else." --in Trace Magazine.
I love that quote. She's beyond and above being simply fabulous, fierce, or a force. She's a person and revels in the joys, pains, successes and failures that make up the human experience. Kelis was definitely here.