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Kelis Calls PETA Founder A 'Batty Hypocrite'

January 14th, 2010 9:33pm EST
R&B star Kelis has slammed animal rights organization People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA), defending her use of fur and dubbing founder Ingrid Newkirk a "batty" hypocrite.

Kelis has made her feelings clear in an open letter after receiving a PETA missive asking her to stop wearing fur.

Addressing her fondness for animal coats, Kelis writes, "It's not just the look of fur. It's warm as hell and feels glorious, ever rubbed faux fur on your body? Nothing luxurious about that.

"If I started wearing endangered animals like polar bear or orangutan then talk to me. But the...

Nas Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife Kelis $100,000

December 10th, 2009 8:46am EST
Rapper Nas has been slapped with a $100,000 bill after a judge in his ongoing divorce and custody battle with estranged wife Kelis ordered him to pay spousal and child support payments, and cover his ex's legal fees.

The hitmaker will have to pay over $80,000 in spousal support and legal fees and an extra $10,647 in child support for his baby, born just after he and Kelis separated earlier this year.

At the beginning of the latest court hearing, Kelis testified she and Nas attempted to reconcile in September.

The case continues.

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Nas Hit With A $2.5 Million Tax Bill

October 19th, 2009 8:37am EDT
Rapper Nas has been hit with a massive $2.5 million demand from U.S. tax officials, according to reports.

The hip-hop star is accused of failing to keep up with his taxes in 2006 and 2007, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials have taken their case to court in a bid to recoup the cash.

IRS bosses allege Nas failed to pay $2,584,206, according to papers obtained by

In July Nas was ordered to pay $5,000 a month in child support for his son Knight as part of his ongoing divorce battle with estranged wife Kelis.

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Kelis Delighted With Her 'Perfect' Son

July 23rd, 2009 12:32pm EDT
Kelis Perfect Son
R&B singer Kelis has made an emotional tribute to her new baby son, Knight - calling the tot "kinda perfect."

The Milkshake hit-maker welcomed her first child with estranged husband Nas this week after a three day labor in a New York hospital.

Kelis admits the birth was the most painful experience of her life, but she is delighted with her beautiful baby son.

Writing on her internet page, she states, "OK, so I did it, he's 7.8 pounds of the greatest stuff on earth. I was in labor for three of the longest, most painful days of my life. I don't understand when women say...

Nas Was Banned From Witnessing Son's Birth Because He Was 'Drunk'

July 23rd, 2009 8:47am EDT
Rapper Nas was banned from witnessing the birth of his baby boy with Kelis because he was too drunk, according to a report.

The "Milkshake" hitmaker went into labor on Tuesday morning and was admitted to a New York hospital. Her former partner turned up at the clinic in the early hours of Wednesday morning and attempted to go to Kelis' bedside - but staff turned him away, reportedly because he was under the influence of alcohol.

The hip-hop star had been performing in New York earlier in the night, where he announced to fans in the crowd that he was drunk on champagne, according to TM...

Nas Banned From Witnessing Kelis Give Birth

July 22nd, 2009 2:41pm EDT
Nas Banned Kelis Birth
Former hip-hop couple Nas and Kelis have become parents to a baby boy - but the rapper missed his son's birth after he was banned from entering the delivery room.

The Milkshake hit-maker went into labor on Tuesday morning and was admitted to a New York hospital, where she was met by her estranged husband.

However, according to, which cites the rapper's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan, Nas was refused access to Kelis' bedside to witness the tot being born. Kaplan had yet to respond to requests for a comment as WENN went to press.

Nevertheless, Nas is refusing to let his diff...

Nas' Father's Day Tribute

June 19th, 2009 8:59am EDT
Rapper Nas has taken to the Internet to pay tribute to dads across the world ahead of this weekend's Father's Day celebrations.

The hip-hop star is currently battling his estranged wife Kelis over their unborn baby, with the rap star last month urging a judge to deny his ex's request for spousal support and legal costs. The former couple is also warring over custody arrangements for the baby.

However, Nas refuses to let his personal problems cloud his appreciation of the upcoming holiday and has written an online blog to declare his support for fathers everywhere - insisting dads sh...

Kelis: 'I Have Run Out Of Money'

June 15th, 2009 2:59pm EDT
R&B singer Kelis is desperately seeking financial support from estranged husband Nas to cover the mounting expenses of their unborn child - insisting she has "run out of money."

The former couple shocked the hip-hop world when the Milkshake hit-maker filed divorce papers on April 30th, citing "irreconcilable differences" for the break-up after almost six years of marriage.

The pair is expecting its first child together, and the battle for child support and custody of the unborn baby is escalating, since Nas urged a judge to deny his ex's request for spousal support and legal costs l...

Kelis Compares Her Pregnancy To 'Purgatory'

June 9th, 2009 2:33pm EDT
Kelis Pregnancy
Heavily pregnant R&B singer Kelis is desperate to give birth - because carrying a child is like "living in purgatory."

The Milkshake hit-maker is expecting her first child - a son - with estranged husband Nas this summer and she is more than ready to go into labor.

She writes on her page, "I feel like I have been pregnant forever... OK, yeah, the better part of a year! It's an eternity. My rib cage is being attacked by my stomach which is annihilating my lungs. I want this little Martian now! I can't wait - the suspense is crazy. I hate waiting. I have probably (sic)...

Nas Ditches Appearance, Causes Trouble In Canada

May 30th, 2009 6:20pm EDT
Rapper Nas sparked chaos at a scheduled concert in Canada on Thursday night when he failed to show up.

The hitmaker, real name Nasir Jones, was due to play a show in Torbay, Newfoundland with support from Kardinal Offishall, who did appear as scheduled.

The crowd turned ugly when they realized Nas would not be making an appearance and started throwing beer cans and objects onto the stage, prompting security officials to call the police.

Several unruly fans were arrested at the scene, authorities have confirmed. The reason for Nas' no-show has yet to be established.

The r...

Nas & Kelis Shock Hip-Hop World With Divorce Plans

April 30th, 2009 10:10pm EDT
Nas and Kelis
Hip-hop supercouple Nas and Kelis are to divorce just months before the birth of their first child together. Kelis has filed papers via top divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, citing "irreconcilable differences" and a spokesperson for the "Milkshake" hit maker tells, "I can confirm that she has filed for divorce. We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time."

Kelis is expecting the now-estranged couple's son at the end of the summer.

Nas has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship.

The couple met at an MTV Video Music Awards afterparty...

'Gossip Girl' Leighton Meester To Release Debut Album Later This Year

April 24th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Leighton Meester
Universal Republic Records has signed celebrated actress/singer-songwriter Leighton Meester, star of the CW's hugely popular drama Gossip Girl, through an agreement with Time-Act Music to release her debut album this fall. Possessing a self-described "passion for music for as long as I can remember," the multi-talented 23 year old star has been recording the new album in Los Angeles with some of today's hottest producers including Harvey Mason Jr. (Justin Timberlake, Pink), Polow Da Don (Usher, Fergie, Kelis) and Spencer Nezey (Jupiter Rising).

"Leighton Meester's tremendous presen...

Kelis Expecting Her First Child?

January 14th, 2009 3:21pm EST
R&B singer Kelis is expecting her first child with her hip-hop star husband Nas, according to tabloid reports.

The Milkshake hit-maker, 29, married 35-year-old Nas in January 2005, and insiders say she is already showing signs of a baby bump.

A source tells Us Weekly magazine, "It's all they are talking about. She is carrying hip-hop royalty. They are so excited."

A spokesperson for the couple had no comment.

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Rapper In Kelis Sex-Tape Scandal Confirms 'Encounter'

November 3rd, 2008 2:50pm EST
Rumors of a sex tape featuring married hip hop star Kelis have taken a twist - the man alleged to have filmed her naked has confirmed he once slept with the singer.

New York radio presenter Wendy Williams first sparked rumors of a tape, claiming on her show that she has a copy of the explicit footage. Other sources claim it shows a man - identified as rapper/songwriter Infared - filming Kelis as she slept after they had a sexual encounter.

The man is even rumored to goad Nas - who married Kelis in 2005 - boasting into the camera, "Handle your mother f#*king business. I got your...

Kelis To Sue Police

September 14th, 2008 9:30am EDT
R&B singer Kelis plans to sue police after a judge cleared her of charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The "Milkshake" hitmaker was held in March last year and accused of shouting abuse at two undercover police officers in Miami, Florida.

But the case will not go to trial, as Judge Antonio Arzola threw out the charges on Friday after ruling there was no evidence against the star.

Now she plans to launch a legal action against Miami Beach Police for unlawful arrest and violation of her human rights.

Kelis' lawyer Ira Loewy tells E! News website, "The only basis ...

Nas & Kelis Scrap Reality Show

July 9th, 2008 2:09pm EDT
Hip-hop couple Nas and Kelis have scrapped plans for a new reality TV show - because they're too boring. The pair filmed two episodes of the proposed show but hated what they saw.

Nas says, "It was boring. We were too guarded. We weren't ready."

And now the couple insists their days of dabbling with reality TV are over.

Nas adds, "I'm comfortable keeping all the reality in my music."

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Nas Defends 'Nigger' Album

February 11th, 2008 11:43am EST
Hip-hop star Nas has defended his decision to name his upcoming album Nigger, insisting the word is symbolic of the discrimination faced by all ethnicities, not just those of African origin.

The Hip-Hop Is Dead lyricist made headlines last year when he announced plans for the title of his new album, but claims he is simply speaking out against all forms of racism in a thought-provoking way.

And the rapper used his appearance at Sunday's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles to publicize the forthcoming release of the album, wearing a black T-shirt with the word 'Nigger' displayed clearly o...

'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 26 And 'NOW That's What I Call Party Hits!' Released

November 26th, 2007 11:29am EST
NOW 26
The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will ring in the holiday season with the November 13 release of two scorching collections of today's hottest tunes. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 features 20 chart-topping Pop, Modern Rock, Rap and R&B smash hits, and NOW That's What I Call Party Hits! celebrates with 20 of the hottest roof-raising tracks from a who's-who of today's top artists.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 spotlights 20 of today's hottest chart hits, including Soulja Boy Tell'Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," J. Holiday...

Kelis Dumped From Label

October 29th, 2007 5:46pm EDT
R&B star Kelis has been dropped by her record label. The Milkshake singer released just one album on Jive records, in 2006, having previously been signed to Virgin and Arista.

Her manager Jeff Rabhan says, "It was a case of being in the ever-shrinking world of the record industry and finding herself on a label she wasn't signed to and without a champion. "She's a different kind of artist - very image and style-driven. It's either something you get or you don't."

Kelis' 2003 album, Tasty, was certified gold, largely due to the hit Milkshake.

But her latest effort, Kelis Was H...
READ MORE Releases Third Solo Disc, 'Songs About Girls'; Win A Copy!

October 15th, 2007 11:21am EDT
First things first. The Black Eyed Peas are not breaking up., frontman and producer behind the multi-platinum group, wants to get that out of the way right from the start. "We're not going anywhere," he says, by way of introducing his new solo album, Songs About Girls. "I made the choice in high school to be with a crew and that's never going to change. It was just really important for me to try some things out on my own, with my own artistry and imagination."

Indeed. has helped steer The Black Eyed Peas into one of the most popular groups in music. They have sold 1...

Taking Back Sunday To Headline Live Tour Dates For Boost Mobile Rockcorps

June 7th, 2007 5:12pm EDT
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday announced today that the band will perform a string of headlining dates for Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), a national youth volunteerism movement that harnesses the power of music to motivate young people to get involved in their communities. The upcoming concerts, which are free to anyone volunteering four hours of community service to season wrap concert at Radio City Music Hall.

"Communities are like gardens," notes lead singer Adam Lazzara when asked why they chose to get involved with BMRC. "Without upkeep and care, without maintenance, it is impossible for the...

Kelis Believes That She'll 'Meet' Loch Ness Monster

May 14th, 2007 3:00pm EDT
R&B star Kelis is ecstatic about her upcoming appearance at Scotland's Rock Ness festival - because she believes she will meet the Loch Ness Monster.

The Milkshake singer, who is married to rapper Nas, insists mythical stories such as the Loch Ness Monster must have some truth to them.

She says, "I don't know too much about Rock Ness but when I hear that name I immediately think of the monster. I definitely believe in it. I always think these myths come from somewhere so there is some truth in it. There is something in that water!"

The music event will take place next month a...

Kelis To Work With Calvin Harris?

May 14th, 2007 8:57am EDT
R&B star Kelis is desperate to work with Scottish producer/performer Calvin Harris on her forthcoming album. The Milkshake singer hopes to join the likes of pop star Kylie Minogue - who is already recording with Harris - in employing the electronica-influenced talents of the star.

She says, "I did meet Calvin in London and he was just lovely - he is very sweet. So yes, we are looking at doing something together. Calvin was great and I'm a big fan of his music. He is very creative and exciting and I can see whey Kylie wanted to work with him and why there is such a buzz about him. He i...

Nas Cancels Show After 'Racist' Employees Treat His Crew Like 'Terrorists'

May 4th, 2007 9:42am EDT
Rapper Nas canceled a recent tour date after he encountered "racist" club employees. The hip-hop star and his singer wife Kelis insists they were treated like "terrorists" at the House of Blues, San Diego, California venue on Wednesday - the night the show was planned, reports

Nas explains, "We came to the club, all excited. Couldn't wait to get here. (The tour venues) have been sold out every night. We go to the venue and they ain't let me in. I was outside with my wife and they treated us like terrorists.

"It was a little racist and we just don't tolerate that. I ...

Kelis & Party Producers Fall Out Over Performance Problems

April 11th, 2007 4:40pm EDT
Hip hop diva Kelis' publicist is playing down reports the singer turned bossy at a party performance in Palm Springs, California at the weekend - insisting her client was made to feel uncomfortable at the event. The singer was accused of bad behavior by the organizers of the annual White Party after she arrived late and refused to rehearse for her performance.

But her spokeswoman, Tracy Nguyen, insists the party bosses were far from accommodating, stating, "There were many missteps behind the scenes which created a less than suitable environment for any artist to perform.


Producer Novel Feels Ripped Off By Joss Stone

April 10th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Joss Stone
Music producer Novel has vowed never to work with singer Joss Stone again after a dispute over songwriting credits. Novel, who has worked with Kelis and JC Chasez in the past, claims Stone reworked some of the songs they wrote together to ensure he received no credit on her third album Introducing Joss Stone.

He says, "She did a little bit of writing, but I wrote, produced, arranged, vocal arranged, did backgrounds. I was never paid for the songs - I just get my publishing.

"Now she has this record with (producer) Raphael (Saadiq) and they changed some of the songs. I got no produ...

Kelis Is Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

March 2nd, 2007 3:10pm EST
Singer Kelis was arrested early today in Miami Beach, Florida after allegedly screaming racial obscenities at two female police officers. The officers were working undercover posing as prostitutes in South Beach when they say Kelis started screaming racial slurs at them.

According to entertainment website, the singer continued yelling at the women and rushed toward them and had to be restrained by friends. According to a police report, her "actions caused people walking by to stop and form a crowd. The sidewalk was blocked by the disturbance, causing people to walk in the stre...

Oops... Can She Do It Again?

February 9th, 2007 12:15pm EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears officially fell from her throne as a pop princess when she married bad boy backing dancer Kevin Federline. Aged just 22 when she said 'I do' for the second time, Britney was seen in public make-up-less, greasy haired, scruffily dressed, smacking gum, gobbling junk food and making out with her bling-adorned husband. The polished pop star was soon being branded white trash and when she fell pregnant just months after marrying, she was forced to take time off from making music.

But in November last year, after two-and-a-half years of marriage and having just given birth to ...

Britney Spears Returns To Las Vegas To Record New Album

February 1st, 2007 4:19pm EST
Britney Spears
Pop star Britney Spears is back in Las Vegas to work on her upcoming album in a recording studio at the Palms Casino Resort.

The Toxic singer recently spent a romantic weekend at the resort with new boyfriend Isaac Cohen, but this time she was accompanied by her two sons, Sean Preston, one, and Jayden James, four months.

The 25-year-old and her family arrived late on Tuesday night and will be staying in a $25,000 suite at the hotel, complete with jacuzzi, rotating bed and Infiniti pool.

Spears will be working with top producer Lukasz Gottwald, who has collaborated with Kelly...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

December 31st, 2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

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