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Kelis

Kelis Rogers ( /kəˈliːs/; born August 21, 1979), better known mononymously as Kelis, is an American singer-songwriter and certified chef. She has won Brit Awards, Q Awards, and NME Awards, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Outside her native United States, she has had nine top ten singles in the United Kingdom alone. Kelis appeared on Moby's Area One Tour, supported U2 on the European leg of their Elevation Tour, Britney Spears' The Onyx Hotel Tour and headlined her own All Hearts Tour with Robyn. Kelis was born and raised in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Her first name is a portmanteau of her father's name, Kenneth (1944–2000), and her mother's name, Eveliss. Her father Kenneth was an African American jazz musician and Pentecostal minister, and was formerly a professor at Wesleyan University. Her mother Eveliss is a Chinese fashion designer who inspired Kelis to pursue her singing career. She has three sisters, Kelis being the third born of the four girls. As a child, Kelis sang in church choirs and played violin, piano, and saxophone while attending Manhattan Country School, a private school. At the age of 13, Kelis shaved off all of her hair. In an

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Nas & Kelis -- Officially Divorced!

Nas & Kelis -- Officially Divorced!

After an eternity of legal war, the marriage between rapper Nas and singer Kelis is officially kaput. TMZ obtained legal docs, filed last Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, which show that the… READ MORE >

Nas to Kelis:  I Can't Afford You!

Nas to Kelis: I Can't Afford You!

Nas claims he can't afford to pay Kelis the child and spousal support ordered by the court.As we first reported, a court ordered Nas last month to pay more than $87,000 in back spousal and child… READ MORE >

- 1641 days ago
Kelis to Judge -- I Want a Divorce NOW!!!

Kelis to Judge
I Want a Divorce NOW!!!

Kelis wants to be legally divorced from Nas so bad -- and so quick -- she has filed papers with the court asking them to make the split official ASAP. According to documents filed last week, Kelis… READ MORE >

- 1657 days ago
Nas Ordered to Pay Kelis Big Bucks

Nas Ordered to Pay Kelis Big Bucks

Nas went to court Monday over his divorce with Kelis -- and walked out a little lighter in the wallet. According to documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Nas had to immediately fork over… READ MORE >

- 1664 days ago
Kelis -- Spanked Over $5,000 Hair Job

Kelis -- Spanked Over $5,000 Hair Job

Kelis just got smacked over a $5,000 hair weave. Yes folks, 3 zeroes.Kelis got the weave at a fancy schmancy Santa Monica salon back in May 2009 but, according to legal docs, the singer never… READ MORE >

- 1678 days ago
Reality to Nas -- 'Memba Me?

Reality to Nas -- 'Memba Me?

Rapper Nas needs a wake-up call -- he's trying to win back his estranged baby mama Kelis (despite the fact she's suing him over child support) and now he owes the IRS a huge chunk of change. We… READ MORE >

- 1708 days ago
Nas Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt

Nas Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt

Nas has just pled not guilty to contempt of court, in what has become a bitter divorce case between him and Kelis.In court this AM, Kelis' lawyer alleged Nas owes more than $200,000 in child and… READ MORE >

- 1716 days ago
Kelis -- Under the Sea

Kelis -- Under the Sea

Here's singer/Nas babymama Kelis at an event Thursday night in L.A. (left) ... and an old ad for Artemia salina x nyos, A.K.A. Sea Monkeys (right).One of 'em is popular with the boys in the… READ MORE >

- 1735 days ago
Kelis -- Judge Should Have Contempt for Nas

Kelis -- Judge Should Have Contempt for Nas

Kelis wants a judge to hit Nas where it hurts -- in the wallet.TMZ has obtained Kelis' legal docs asking the judge to haul Nas into court and ask him why he shouldn't be held in contempt of court.… READ MORE >

- 1752 days ago
Nas Wants Kelis to Share Kid

Nas Wants Kelis to Share Kid

UPDATE: 7:54 PM PT The judge just ordered Nas to pay $40,454 in spousal support and $10,647 in child support. And, Nas must pay disso-queen Laura Wasser's attorney's fees, to the tune of… READ MORE >

- 1788 days ago

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