Two decades after the release of her debut album, Kelis isn't mincing her words.
The NYC native spoke candidly while putting her career in perspective with The Guardian in a brutally honest interview released Thursday (Jan. 30). One quote that stood out among the rest was Kelis' claim that The Neptunes -- the production duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo -- kept all the profits from her first two albums.
The Neptunes fully produced both of her first two albums: 1999’s Kaleidoscope and 2001’s Wanderland. What seemed to be a safe creative space turned out to be the opposite, as she was "lied to and tricked," she claims. "I was told we were going to split the whole thing 33/33/33, which we didn’t do,” Kelis claimed, holding Pharrell and Hugo's management team and attorneys liable in the mess as well.