Kelis boldly presented her shattering report of alleged abuses by her ex, Nas. Here's everything you need to know about her.
. 1 Kelis was married to Nas from 2005 to 2009 before divorce in the seventh month of pregnancy, citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in 2002 at an MTV Video Music Awards party. Eight years later, her divorce was finally completed in 2010. At that time, no one knew that Nas alleged abuse was the cause of their split.
. 2 She decided to end her supposedly abusive relationship after Rihanna and Chris Brown exposed the problems of domestic violence. "When the pictures came out with the whole thing that happened to her and Chris Brown, the only way I could describe it was double dip in. I was like, I jump in, I say it? I had to This time bruises all over the body, "Kelis told Hollywood Unlocked in an interview.
. 3 She is an accomplished singer. Not only is she responsible for the big hit "Milkshake", she also earned a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Single Urban / Alternative Performance. She also collaborated with Bjork on a remix of her song "Oceania", she collaborated on Calvin Harris 'song "Bounce" and produced David Guetta her smash success of a song "Acapella". On top of that, their hit "Bossy" was so popular and played on the radio so often that it also reached multi-platinum status as a ringtone.
. 4 Kelis was born and raised in Harlem. In fact, musical talent runs in her family. Keli's father was both jazz musician and Pentecostal minister. Already as a child Kelis was a musical prodigy. She could not only sing but also play the violin, piano and saxophone. Kelis, however, also had a rebellious phase. At the age of 1
. 5 Pharrell helped her get her to sign her first record deal. After graduating from the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia College of Music and Performing Arts, where she also participated after leaving her mother and father's house, she was introduced to the group The Neptunes, which was selected from Pharrell and Chad Hugo . With her help, she got a record deal with Virgin Records.