When Rap-Up asked whether Kelis had heard the Internet chatter comparing her style to that of Rihanna and Lady Gaga’s, the singer responded,
“Yeah. I tried not to see, but it’s noticeable.”
Although it may ruffle her fans’ feathers, the “Acapella” songstress says she’s flattered by the comparisons and attributes the similarities to her peers’ ages.
“They’re really young. What else are they supposed to do? I’ve been around for a long time and that’s what artists do; we take from each other and we recycle. And quite frankly, it may not even be them. It might be stylists that have been around as long as I have and are like, ‘Hey, let’s recycle this on these younger artists.’”
But she shrugs off the controversy.
“I’m not offended by it. I don’t really have much feeling about it, honestly. It just keeps me on my toes and allows me to continue moving forward, so it’s cool. I really don’t see it as a bad thing. I guess it means I’m on the right track.”
While she has no beef with her fellow fashionistas, you won’t find her listening to their music on her iPod.
“I can’t say that I do. I’m familiar with it, like I know it. I don’t live in a hole. If I’m at a party and they play it, I enjoy it. I get it.”