With all the blogosphere speculation about Kelis, it’s about time that she set the record straight. An interview with the "Bossy" singer will appear in the upcoming issue of Vibe magazine.
On naming Knight: "I love that name. I thought I was having a girl. I had a whole plan. I was having a girl and I had bought pink ponies and sh*t. I was ready to rock and roll. I was like ‘I’m so in touch with myself.’ Obviously, I wasn’t," Kelis admitted. "I only had two names for a boy: Knight and Sire. At the time, it would have been that he and I had the same initials, KJ. I just wanted a powerful and regal and majestic name for him."
On natural childbirth: "I thought, ‘With all this crap, if I can do this, I’m invincible. I can do anything,’" said the singer. "I did no meds at all. They tried to give me morphine, but it was too late. I looked like hell, heinous. But I got through it. It was a very I-am-woman-hear-me-roar moment. That was some painful shit. I’ll never do it again, though."
On the business of music: "The thing is, music people think they’re the end all be all. Artists and people who are musicians, forget that there’s a whole world of folks out there that don’t give a crap about what you do. I’ve been doing this since I was 17, professionally, and I thought I couldn’t do it anymore. I hate the business of music. I don’t enjoy it at all. I needed a life change. I don’t need to be famous. I don’t feel like I’m public property. Even when I was married to another public figure, I fell like I’m very honest, I’m very polite. There are days that I want to take pictures and then there are days, when I’m like, ‘I love you, babe. I appreciate you, but I don’t want to take a picture. I’m human. I’m not obnoxious about it. But you taking a picture of me without asking me is super rude. People do that all the time. I don’t want to be a pop star. I just want to make music that I want to make, enjoy it, love it and still go to the movies."
On dealing with divorce: "I have great friends and great family that are stellar. They are so amazing. Whether I ever sell another record or not, I have real friends and real family that stuck with me. They were like, ‘However you want to roll, we’ll roll. How do you want to do this? If you want to yell, we can yell. If you want to cry, we can cry. If you want to not think about it, we’re going to not think about it.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to think about it.’ No one brought up anything at all. No one brought up blogs or anything."
Check out the rest of the interview in the upcoming issue of Vibe.