Harlem’s Kelis Goes Topless In Italian Vogue

harlem girl kelisHarlem native Kelis appears in the October 2010 issue of Vogue Italia. In it, she goes topless, plays with top hats, and dons plenty of suits.

She discusses being happy despite her divorce from Nas, and her attraction to Europe (which might explain her new techno dance sound).

“Her new album, her fifth, was recorded in solitude, in the seventh month of pregnancy and after her scandal-ridden and painful separation from the rapper Nas. It was written and produced in collaboration with Euroclub connoisseurs such as David Guetta, Benny Benassi, DJ Ammo, Diplo, Boys Noize and Jean Baptiste. For Kelis it proved to be a lifeline at a difficult moment.

‘Despite the divorce, I was extremely happy, I was full of life thanks to the pregnancy: that is how I felt while I was writing these pieces, it was the theme that ran through the whole album. I would like people to simply get lost in this music, just to let go. In Europe I discovered the importance of enjoying the moment: here we do everything too fast, we don’t even have the time to sit down for a cup of coffee.’”

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