During a recent interview with PopJustice Magazine, Kelis was asked which female artists she considers her competition and the singer was very smart about her answer. Rather than allowing herself to be goaded into taking shots at her fellow female artists, instead, Kelis insisted that she had no competitors because her music and her life are exclusive to her only. The singer also said that if she made music with other female artists in mind, her songs would have a totally different sound.
“It’s funny, and I don’t know whether that’s arrogance, but I don’t feel like there is any competition.”
“It depends on how you approach music making. For me to say that there was competition, well I would have to have approached making an album in a very different way because no-one can compete with my own life. No-one can compete with the experiences that made me write what I write.
“I don’t write music to please anybody. I don’t write music to get on the charts. It’s nice when that happens, that’s a great defining moment, but either way I’d have written the same thing.”
She continued: “No-one can compete with the birth of my child, no-one can compete with my reverence for God. There’s absolutely not a single person in the world that can challenge that for me.”
Kelis also went on to compliment her new label head, will.i.am, describing him a “musical encyclopedia” due to his vast knowledge of all types of music.
Look for Kelis’ “Flesh Tones” album to hit stores on July 5th.