Kelis On Rihanna Jacking Her Style

Published by Runteldat on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 12:00 am.


Because her album sales are usually lower than Tiger Woods’ dating standards (too soon?) chances are you might not always pick up on just how influential Kelis is.

But Beyonce certainly has and the same can be said about Rihanna. In fact, it’s a lot more obvious with Rihanna.

When I would read praise for Rihanna’s “daring” new hairstyle in the mainstream press my first reaction was, “Uh, Kelis did that two years ago.”

Many of Kelis’ other fans have noticed the “inspiration,” too and now Kelis herself is finally speaking on Rih-Rih jacking her style.

Here’s a video of Kelis sharing her thoughts on Lady GaGa and her obvious influence on Rihanna’s aesthetic:

Popbytes interviews Kelis! from Popbytes on Vimeo.

If you’re having trouble with the video, Kelis said:

“You know what, listen, it’d be totally ridiculous for me to not acknowledge it if someone asks. The reality is…what is she like 20? I mean, what else is she supposed to do? I mean honestly. I don’t have any animosity at all whatsoever. That’s what she’s supposed to do.”

Perhaps growing older or having a baby has made her gentler and kinder because Kelis was quite polite in how she answered the question.

It’s actually refreshing to see a singer speak on another without being catty or disrespectful.


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