” Am I R&B because I’m black? Am I pop because I have a song called ‘Milkshake’? Or can I just be who the hell I am? Good Lord, people make it seem like we’re doing heart transplants here, but we’re just making music! “


” There’s a point where you think, ‘What else will I do if I don’t do music?’ It becomes your identity when it never should have been. But food ignited a fire in me, and I came right back to music because it no longer felt like a job. It was a really powerful thing for me. “


” Everyone’s attention span is getting shorter. As a result, everything – films, music, art – gets watered down and dumber. Every now and again, you get something great, but not often. “


” The music industry is a world of smoke and mirrors: they tell you exactly what they think you want to hear. And they are bare-faced lying. I tend to stay away from that. “


” Everything I do has a certain quality, a certain flair, a certain flavor. I like to eat the way I like to dress, the way I listen to music: put it all together, and it’s a great party. “


” In my life, looking at other women who have been pregnant while writing, I always feel like it’s kind of their most musical or the closest to themselves. I think for me it’s such a validating moment, you know. I always knew I wanted to have kids, and I’ve been making music all my life. “


” The business of music. You know, it’s an oxymoron in a sense. It’s like the two things. Although we both need each other, they really don’t go together. “


” As a black artist in America, you know, it is so segregated as far as the radio goes and how they position music on the radio. “



All 8 Kelis Quotes about Music in picture


Am I R&B because I
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The music industry is a world of smoke and mirrors: they tell you exactly what they think you want to hear. And they are bare-faced lying. I tend to stay away from that.
Everything I do has a certain quality, a certain flair, a certain flavor. I like to eat the way I like to dress, the way I listen to music: put it all together, and it
In my life, looking at other women who have been pregnant while writing, I always feel like it
The business of music. You know, it
As a black artist in America, you know, it is so segregated as far as the radio goes and how they position music on the radio.
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