Kelis Says She Won’t Be Stage Mom with KnightPublished by Runteldat on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:50 am.
She told Popjustice:
“I look at him now and there’s no way you can deny he’s musically inclined. I don’t think he can help it! My mom’s someone who helps you channel what you’re naturally best at and I don’t think this is what she would have chosen for me but she’s always been so supporting that I think I couldn’t help but be comfortable in my own skin as a result.
So with him is it my ideal choice? No, I would much rather he was a marine biologist or an architect but if he’s naturally good at this I would be doing him a disservice not to help him.”
Isn’t he like less than a year old? How does she know if he’s musically inclined or not? Maybe his cries have a certain melody or rhythm to him.
And I suppose dealing with dolphins and killer whales sounds a lot safer than the sharks in the music industry.
Kelis noted that she won’t be pushing Knight at the forefront the way other parents do:
“I’m not going to be a stage mom, pushing him in front of the camera! As a parent it’s your job to guide them in the right direction so they become the kind of people they want to be. It has to be not because he wants to be a pop star but, in a way, because he can’t do anything else. Because music is all he hears. Do you know what I mean?”